Search Results: "Donald L. Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"A scholarly enough social history but one with plenty of sex appeal."
An award-winning historian surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Capitalism's pluses and minuses, the influence of the city, the responsibilities and limitations of government, the ferment that generates artistic creativity, and other very modern issues are made clearer by this epic history."
A picaresque biography of a picaresque city; a thick tome that, despite its weight, one puts down with reluctance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Lafayette: His Extraordinary Life and Legacy by Donald Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2015

"Remarkably detailed portrait of a now-lesser-known icon."
An in-depth profile of Lafayette, "hero of two worlds." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"This elegant book offers something for everyone: Scholars will appreciate Miller's well-conceived sociological positioning of this phenomenon (with particular nods to William James and Robert Bellah), and other folks will value the compelling personal testimonies."
One of the most engaging, insightful discussions yet of American Protestantism's recent trend toward ``postdenominational'' churches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A valuable contribution to the growing literature on the Armenian genocide. (Eighteen photos and one map, plus a fine bibliography, copious footnotes, and useful appendices)"
The first genocide of the 20th century took place in Turkey in 1915 when some 1.5 million Armenians were deported from their birthplace and massacred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Death in Our Family by L. S. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2012

"An apple-spiced, feel-good story that's more about life than about death."
A man looks back at his past after finding out he has about a year left to live in this novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NECTAR OF THE GODS by L. S. Miller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2015

"A quirky, original mystery."
Miller (A Death in Our Family, 2012, etc.) tells the story of a man helping a woman find her mysterious missing husband. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUKE by Donald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Despite thorough research, a book that adds little to our picture of Wayne. (27 b&w photos, not seen)"
Historian Davis (Southern Methodist Univ.) weighs in with another contribution to the recent spate of biographies of America's larger-than-life cowboy hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAN GETZ by Donald L. Maggin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"Definitive in its documentation of Getz's career but less successful as an analysis of Getz's art. (25 b&w photos, not seen)"
Maggin (Bankers, Builders, Knaves, and Thieves: The $300 Million Scam at ESM, 1989) essays a definitive biography of the tenor sax great. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO GOOD DEED by Frank L. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A touching but overflowing story about family, addiction and perseverance."
Miller's vastmemoir about the legal and personal battles that followed his stepdaughter's expulsion from school for drug use. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1996

"A somewhat dry but workmanlike survey of its subject, with interesting sidelights on astronomers and their equipment. (8 pages b&w photos)"
The search for planets around other suns is one of the most daunting tasks astronomers have tackled; here two astronomers sum up the progress to date. Read full book review >