Search Results: "David Pietrusza"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A skillful, authoritative investigation into one of the most famous presidential elections in U.S. history."
A careful dissection of Harry S. Truman's improbable presidential win reveals just how far behind the eight ball "Give ‘em Hell Harry" really was. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"True crime, evil doings, and monumental double-crossing by the Irish, the Italians, the Jews, and the Machine in a savory account of the legendary bad old days."
Colorful biography of the crook who served as the model for Damon Runyon's Nathan Detroit and Scott Fitzgerald's Meyer Wolfsheim. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A mesmerizing study in contrast and comparison."
A bifurcated, lively study of the year that saw the rise of the two most significant political figures of the early 20th century. Read full book review >

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DANCE HALL by David Pietrusza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A prison story that plays more softball than hardball."
A small-time criminal becomes the star of the prison baseball team in this historical novel inspired by true stories about Sing Sing in the 1930s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A lively look at the underside of a campaign foreshadowing three successive presidencies that would end in assassination, failure and disgrace."
A historian revisits the exciting, close-run 1960 campaign. Read full book review >

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1920 by David Pietrusza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2007

"A hugely fascinating episode in American history, told with insight and great humor, by an author in command of his subject."
A rousing chronicle of the political year that saw six American presidents, past, present and future, vying simultaneously for high office. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >

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DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >