Search Results: "Frances Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >

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FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by John Milton Cooper Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"Cooper exhibits complete command of his materials, a sure knowledge of the man and a nuanced understanding of a presidency almost Shakespearean in its dimensions."
A noted Woodrow Wilson expert comprehensively examines the life and career of America's 28th president. Read full book review >

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Released: May 27, 1996

"Perhaps this biography, in its lumbering, cumbersome way, might bring a few of these elegant, streamlined, ever inventive works back to the bookstores."
As with many ploddingly obese biographies, there is a thin, sprightly work here aching to be set free. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"A fascinating, sometimes bumpy ride through the more grotesque regions of literary experience, for lovers of the half-rhyme between books and sex."
English critic Wilson's study of several notoriously intense couplings shows how certain literary obsessions—assimilating the world through reading, sustaining oneself through writing—become interchangeable with heterosexual passion. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF DOROTHY WORDSWORTH by Frances Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"An often lyrical ballad with some superfluous, unmelodious stanzas."
Wilson continues her examination of the fraught terrain where sex and literature meet (Literary Seductions, 2000, etc.) in a bleak biography of the celebrated poet's unmarried sister. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Young readers will find the scope of change Perkins affected to be breathtaking, even her lifelong battle simply to keep her birth name rather than take her husband's. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Unemployment insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation, minimum wage—all required a fight before implementation. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Lewis M. Dabney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2005

"A solid, much-needed work of literary biography, stronger on matters critical but a touch less absorbing, because less sensational, than Jeffrey Meyers's Edmund Wilson (1995)."
A searching life of the eminent literary critic and journalist 1895-1972). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Women of Our Time'' series, the first biography from an author noted for innovative looks at social history (Milk, 1986). Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by August Heckscher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

"A familiar, but convincing and sympathetic, argument for Wilson's greatness as presidential innovator and world statesman. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
A long, appreciative biography of Wilson that details the warm private man as well as the towering public figure; from former journalist and N.Y.C. Parks Commissioner Heckscher (St. Read full book review >