Search Results: "Dennis Martin Altman"


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THE FIRST LIBERAL by Dennis Martin Altman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A convincing argument for the influence of Jesus on modern liberals, but a work in need of more objectivity."
An argument that the liberal tradition owes its existence to a carpenter from Nazareth. Read full book review >

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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW by Barry Altman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A short but often appealing thriller."
In Altman's debut novel, an ordinary doctor fights the Russian mob in Paris in order to save his kidnapped lover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A useful reminder of a truth the great religious leaders all knew: You are what you eat."
Former Buddhist monk Altman investigates the spiritual aspects of eating. Read full book review >

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TREYF by Elissa Altman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A poignant and life-affirming family memoir."
A James Beard Award-winning food blogger's account of growing up in a family with conflicting attitudes toward Judaism. Read full book review >

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A GATHERING OF SPIES by John Altman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Beatings, shootings, knifings, stranglings, some of it graphically detailed, most of it competently handled—but all of it oh-so-familiar."
A debut suspenser chock-full of the requisite genre elements—plus a lot more gore than even those specs call for. Read full book review >

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LAUGHTER'S GENTLE SOUL by Billy Altman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"They may be the sovereign remedy for what ails us all. (illustrations, not seen)"
Journalist Altman essays the biographer's craft with the story of the actor, comedian, theater critic, and genial Nabob of New York and Hollywood who, half a century after his death, may still be the funniest American writer of them all. Read full book review >

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A GAME OF SPIES by John Altman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Tightly plotted, briskly paced: in its admirable economy what thrillers ought to be and seldom are. For Altman (A Gathering of Spies, 2000), an impressive advance over a just-average debut."
A WWII spy novel good enough for a place in the le Carré tradition. Read full book review >

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IN THEDA BARA'S TENT by Diana Altman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"History enthusiasts will enjoy Altman's characters, fictional and real, though the general reader may struggle with the slow plot."
Fiction collides with historical realism in Altman's (Hollywood East, 1992) novel about a young man whose boldness finds him on a quest for success in early 20th-century New York City. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION by John Altman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Altman (A Game of Spies, 2002, etc.) keeps his multiple balls in the air with deft economy, some twists, and the right ratio of verbs to adjectives."
Modest chase thriller, Altman's third, with abundant international color and great pace. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Solid background reading on this scary, controversial topic: concise, well-organized, thoroughly documented. (b&w photos, not seen, notes, large bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An addition to the Issues in Focus library demonstrates that mass killing of civilians is not a practice unique to our century, but, as this grim tally shows, it has become horribly common in modern warfare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Invaluable reading for Globalization 101."
An illuminating tour of the world economy. Read full book review >