Search Results: "David Remnick"


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THE BRIDGE by David Remnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2010

"Remnick's fluent writing makes this expansive, significant book move along swiftly. Readers will look forward to the sequel, eight years from now."
From New Yorker editor Remnick (Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker, 2006, etc.), a world-ranging, eye-opening, comprehensive life to date of the 44th President of the United States Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Brilliant, evocative, riveting."
It's hard to imagine any book on the last years of Communism in the Soviet Union surpassing this one by Remnick, who covered the events for The Washington Post. Read full book review >

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LIFE STORIES by David Remnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Taken together, the collection amounts to a mordantly amusing meditation on the varieties of fame in 20th-century America."
This companion anniversary volume to Remnick's short-story anthology Wonderful Town (p. 1912) collects 25 of the biographical Profiles that have long been a hallmark of The New Yorker. Read full book review >

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REPORTING by David Remnick
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2006

"Elegant, interesting, even memorable, certainly more so than most magazine writing."
New Yorker editor Remnick (King of the World, 1998, etc.) continues a happy tradition of self-anthologizing, gathering favorite pieces from the past two decades. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL PROBLEM by David Remnick
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"On the whole, though, this is a superbly entertaining collection."
Pulitzer Prize winner Remnick (Lenin's Tomb, 1993) turns his attention to . . . Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Full of memorable portraits of those he met, full of nuance, full of empathy with the Russians, this is a worthy successor to Lenin's Tomb. (Author tour)"
It would be hard for New Yorker writer Remnick to do anything quite as good as his Pulitzer Prizewinning Lenin's Tomb (1993), but his study of Russia since 1991 shows all the restless intelligence, hard work, and fine writing that made that work so memorable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2000

"Thoughtful and thought-provoking, but, with only the most tenuous connections linking the various pieces, it seems little more than a clothbound special issue of the New Yorker."
A powerful if uneven collection of essays on the New Economy and the changes it's wrought. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"But no matter: This is a great look at 'a warrior who came to symbolize love.' (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A literate, intelligent evocation of the great heavyweight champion. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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