Search Results: "Emanuel Derman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A unique examination of the limits of models and theories in understanding and predicting human behavior, and a nice rejoinder to the equations-can-solve-or-explain-everything crowd."
A fascinating cross-disciplinary exploration of how and why financial and scientific models fail. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS EMANUEL by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Released: March 26, 2013

"Well-written and heartfelt but short on dramatic moments and memorable anecdotes."
The brother of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel relates the history of his family's classic immigrants-make-good American story. Read full book review >

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EMANUEL AND THE HANUKKAH RESCUE by Jamel Akib
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although didactic and idealized, this broad interpretation of freedom from a Jewish perspective is one not often seen. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's insistence on exercising freedom of religion helps an 18th-century Portuguese-Jewish immigrant community openly practice and observe its faith. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM ACADEMY STREET by Martha Derman
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Once readers get the hang of the neighborhood, they're sure to enjoy the residents of Academy Street. (Fiction/Short Stories. 10+)"
In this collection of linked short stories, the ordinary becomes extraordinary: a mysterious gardener, Mr. Chop, has a gift for communicating with ducks; a self-perpetuating barbecue is the hit of the end-of-school bash; pet spiders merge with a family's computer and spin fascinating graphics. Read full book review >

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THE TRICK by Emanuel Bergmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Your basic sweet, funny, magical Holocaust story."
A 10-year-old boy's quest to save his parents' marriage puts him on the trail of a Holocaust survivor known as "The Great Zabbatini." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1994

"Real film food."
Levy (Film and Sociology/Arizona State Univ.) wrote 1987's overserious And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Oscar Award. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2001

"Tediously written and sloppy—barely an also-ran for any film buff's shelf. (49 film stills)"
A revised and updated version of And the Winner Is . . . (1987) provides a decidedly less-than-stellar overview of Hollywood's annual exercise in tackiness and self-congratulation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vastly intelligent, comprehensively procured treat for film buffs, gay or otherwise."
Articulate career analyses of five multitalented, openly gay male film directors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Solid work in desperate need of the careful attention of a competent copy editor."
Well-informed biography of the flamboyant director, utterly lacking the stylishness that made his films so memorable. Read full book review >

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GROTESQUE by Emanuel Wears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Haunting look at bad science, bad parenting and the making of a damaged individual."
In this debut novel, Kent Tucker is sent to a state hospital in 1950s Appalachia to "cure" his homosexuality, leading to terrible compulsions and crimes as an adult. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTH SEAL by J.M. Emanuel
Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"The end of the world never read so well."
A Christian novelist's taut, exciting and fictional rendering of the march toward Armageddon. Read full book review >

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BEAUMARCHAIS by Maurice Lever
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2009

"Superbly rendered biography of a most significant man."
The astonishingly productive, creative, dangerous, revolutionary, mercenary, libertine life of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-1799), author of The Barber of Seville and financier for the American Revolution. Read full book review >