Search Results: "Erich Gimpel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Brisk and oddly appealing, Gimpel's narrative nonetheless invites skepticism since it contains no supporting documentation whatsoever."
A former Nazi spy chronicles his training, missions, capture, trial, imprisonment, parole, and return to der Vaterland. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF COMEDY by Erich Segal
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"If only every writer so smart were so engaging."
Segal—yes, he of Love Story and, if you didn't know, a fellow at Oxford—turns his attentions to literary criticism in this survey of comic theater from the ancient Greeks to a humorless Irishman. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN AND FOOLS by Erich Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"It would be tough to locate a finer example of wit and intelligence triumphing over barbarism and horror."
Does history murder innocence? Read full book review >

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ON BEING HUMAN by Erich Fromm
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1994

"Fromm's large, keen mind and attractive, likable voice strives for heart as he asks himself the hardest questions of his day."
Posthumous gathering of thoughts by the late socialist/humanist of The Art of Loving, The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, etc. Read full book review >

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WEIRD SEA CREATURES by Erich Hoyt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Eerie, riveting eye candy for budding biologists and casual browsers alike (though it is a shame there is no bibliography). (index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Close-up photos of 50 creatures—gathered, mostly, from ocean deeps—demonstrate that even our own planet's residents can look really, really alien. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1996

"Fabulous stuff, commandingly told with wit, color, and grace. (illustrations, not seen)"
Leaf-cutters, weavers, acrobats, carpenters, and harvesters- -ants all, and Hoyt gets their measure in this extraordinary tour d'horizon of an ant's life. Read full book review >

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Erich Graf--Musician, Flutist, Advocate by Erich Graf
Released: April 30, 2015

"Mostly hits all the right notes, with several strong chapters easily outweighing the occasional miscue."
A look back on a life full of collaborative endeavors both onstage and behind the scenes. Read full book review >

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ONLY LOVE by Erich Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 1997

"Segal's brisk, oddly passionless prose does little to motivate the reader to care. (First printing of 50,000; TV rights to CBS; Literary Guild main selection; $150,000 ad/promo)"
How can the author of a bombshell like 1970's Love Story follow up with such a long succession of dramatic duds (Prizes, 1995, etc.)? Read full book review >

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THREE TEARLESS HISTORIES by Erich Hackl
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"These powerful inquiries spurred by photos are history made flesh, the untold lives of the mostly forgotten."
The clash of fascism and communism on two continents over half a century, as traced through a few family photographs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2005

"Illuminates our stunning capacity to survive, to tend to one another, to hope. And to deceive, crush and steal from those weaker than ourselves."
A journalist intercuts the stories of four families from the Thai coastal village of Nam Khem that lost nearly 5,000 inhabitants in the December 2004 tsunami. Read full book review >

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PRIZES by Erich Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1995

"In Segal's high-gloss narration and dialogue, this is silly but benign, and the simplified science is, surprisingly, fun. (First printing of 250,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
The three super-scientists Segal sets in motion work futuristic wonders, respectively, in genetics, immunology, and theoretical physics. Read full book review >