Search Results: "Ezekiel J. Emanuel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"An important challenge to the naysayers on both sides of the political divide."
Emanuel (Medical Ethics and Health Policy/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family, 2013, etc.) views the Affordable Care Act as a success story. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE PRIVATE NOSE by Andrew Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Accessible language and the story format make this an equally good choice for reading aloud or for encouraging reluctant readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Jack Watson has never heard of Sherlock Holmes until a new girl moves in next door; her name is Saturday Holmes; and since she has a ``nose'' for solving mysteries, she loves practicing her skills as a detective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"A sometimes muddy book that virtually ignores the historical and cultural roots of American racism, but that succeeds in taking the reader deep inside the racist mind."
The strength and weakness of this study of neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan is the inability of the author to keep his subjects at arm's length. Read full book review >