Search Results: "Eli N. Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1993

"A disappointing scrapbook seemingly designed more for the author than the reader."
An uneven—and even self-indulgent—mÇlange of autobiography and reportage from a Jewish writer with deep southern roots. Read full book review >

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THE PICKLE INDEX by Eli Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Half-baked Orwell."
A ramshackle circus troupe attempts to rescue its imprisoned ringleader in this political farce/allegory. Read full book review >

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DIASPORA BOY by Eli Valley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2017

"For those as interested as the artist in the limits of satire, this audacious, potent collection pushes past them."
A cartoonist's collection of graphic provocations on Zionism, the Diaspora, and Jewish stereotypes. Read full book review >

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CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER by Eli Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Brown is able to make his narrative both sizzling and swashbuckling."
A novel of pirates in 1819. Read full book review >

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JUNE 8, 2004, VENUS IN TRANSIT by Eli Maor
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Instead of a single hero who triumphs, however, Maor's cast includes amateurs and professionals, clergymen and sea captains, the wrongheaded and the brilliant—with every one of them lucky enough to witness a transit glorying in their view."
Mathematician Maor (e: The Story of a Number, 1994) turns his attention to astronomy in this enlightening account of the transits of Venus that have taken place over the past five centuries. Read full book review >

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TEN LETTERS by Eli Saslow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Certainly, this is an Obama-centric book in which every chapter shows the president nobly dealing with the larger issues addressed in these letters; only one of the letters is negative, and some of the stories are bland. The best, however, offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of people who are hopeful, and sometimes desperate, to be heard."
Every evening, President Obama sits down to read ten letters selected from the 20,000 that arrived in the day's mail. Who are these people, and what are their stories? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An exceptional story of compelling interest in a time of school shootings, ethnic and class strife, and other unbound expressions of madness and illness."
Disturbing, sometimes-horrifying story of true crime and justice only partially served. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND ME by Eli Wallach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2005

"Selective but not sketchy, with vivid, valuable recollections of Broadway during its golden age."
Warm, ingratiating memoir of an acting career spanning 60 years. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE HIM by Eli Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Sensational revelations arrive too late to enliven a smoothly written but sluggish and morose tale."
A midlife crisis in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"In meaningful, attention-worthy ways, Broad wisely distributes mental habits and daily practices that have made him a happy, successful man."
Billionaire philanthropist Broad, who has built two Fortune 500 companies, serves up a lifetime of business lessons. Read full book review >

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e: THE STORY OF A NUMBER by Eli Maor
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Pithy, punchy, and surprisingly accessible."
This book that dares to use ``e'' in its title is not for mathematicians only. Read full book review >