Search Results: "Edward Behr"


BOOK REVIEW

50 FOODS by Edward Behr
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A treasure trove of culinary history, sound advice and easy enlightenment—though consuming the narrative in one sitting is not advised; try spreading the enjoyment by dipping in often for tasty bites."
A delicious compendium of food facts and practical advice showcasing 50 foods that everyday cooks, gardeners, foodies and the modern gourmet should include in their culinary repertoire. Read full book review >

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THE FOOD AND WINE OF FRANCE by Edward Behr
NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"French cuisine once was unassailable, the West's finest, but while its influence has diminished even in France—as have many of the dishes that established its reputation—French food still commands a certain fascination, and Behr explores it with appetizing ardor."
The Art of Eating magazine founder Behr (50 Foods, 2013, etc.) serves as an admirable traveling companion through the world of French cuisine, offering high sailing on gustatory seas as well as grounding in history and broader cultural concerns. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"Neither scientific like Harold McGee's investigations nor lively like Jim Thorne's Simple Cooking (also from a newsletter on food), these pieces are still undemanding enough for casual browsing and substantive enough for serious food mavens."
The title of this book, and of Behr's quarterly newsletter The Art of Eating, notwithstanding, the real subject of the essays collected here is not eating or cooking but food itself—or, more accurately, specific foods—and, in Behr's view, ``very good food, the best'': how it develops, how to choose it, and sometimes how it has vanished. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 1991

"A popular history, superficial but eminently readable, with the clear message that only the names of those in power have changed, and the real Romanian revolution is yet to come. (Eight pages of b&w photographsnot seen.)"
The stunning ``liberation'' of Romania from the tyranny of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu in 1989 gave veteran journalist (Hirohito, 1989, etc.) and novelist (Getting Even, 1980) Behr the impetus for this bold new look at the country's recent history. Read full book review >

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THE SMELL OF APPLES by Mark Behr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1995

"An acute, if sometimes schematic, rendering of a time, a place, a family, and a terrible obsession with race and identity that came close to destroying the beloved country and all its peoples."
An ambitious debut novel from young Johannesburg writer Behr revisits 1970s South Africahere, to tell of a family that conveniently embodied many of that country's familiar pathologies and distortions. Read full book review >

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BABIES RUIN EVERYTHING by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"Such a familiar theme needs something to distinguish the book that revisits it, and that something is missing here. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A long-winded, first-person treatise on a well-worn theme is delivered by a new big sister. Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EVERYWHERE, WONDER by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Whether this has children writing their own stories or not, its expansive exhortation should definitely get them noticing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book call to dream and to create. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2011

"An exceptional book, full of rich historical and cultural detail, great characters and thrilling action scenes."
In 1804, a small force led by a contingent of U.S. Marines sets out to defeat a much larger army and capture Tripoli. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Magnificently creepy. (Horror. 10-16)"
The first in a deliciously macabre trilogy for middle graders and young teens channels Dickens crossed with Lemony Snicket.
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VERY HAIRY HARRY by Edward Koren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Next to fellow cartoonist William Steig's Pete's a Pizza, or, more on topic, Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip: Three Stories About Hair, illustrated by Paul Brewer, this comes off as a hesitant, under-plotted effort. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New Yorker cartoonist Koren transfers his trademark hirsute, Bigfoot-like figures to a new format, but then doesn't do much with them. Read full book review >