Search Results: "Frank H. Marsh"


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A PERFECT MADNESS by Frank H. Marsh
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Patient readers will be rewarded with a contemplative story that will likely inspire further discourse."
A novel of love, betrayal and ideology during the horrors of World War II. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"A timely and thoughtful, if at times overidealistic, plea for full participation in the great ongoing debate."
An exhaustively detailed brief provocatively argues that Asian-Americans should be included in the national dialogue about race. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The chances that his ideas will be widely embraced are, of course, approximately equivalent to the chances that manufacturers will stop using human envy to sell their products, but they are nevertheless worth considering."
A scientific attack on luxury that, though a little preachy, is not just an ascetic diatribe. Read full book review >

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MAX AND THE LOST NOTE by Graham Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly discordant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A London-based art director and illustrator delivers a jazz-inspired effort whose snappy illustrations can't redeem its wobbly logic. Read full book review >

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FROM THE HEART by James Marsh
HUMOR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"This should be a hot item in bookstores for Valentine's Day; it also suggests some creative uses for art or poetry classes. (Poetry/Picture book. YA)"
In the same delicately precise style and brilliant colors of his Bizarre Birds and Beasts (1991), Marsh paints plants and animals cleverly posed to form hearts as integral parts of the decorative designs illustrating his ``light-hearted verse'': a ram's horns (``Warm-Hearted,'' concluding, ``...I must declare that I love ewe''); the space between two hippos' open jaws (``Big-Hearted''); an autumnal pear (pair) tree (``Change of Heart''); a barbed-wired frame, dripping blood and entwined with roses, with tiny cupids to sharpen points and also offer bandaids (``Empty-Hearted''). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Breezy, blowsy, this is Bloomsbury for beginners."
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the bookstores—here's another volume about Bloomsbury. Read full book review >

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ADMISSIONS by Henry Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Another thoughtful, painful, utterly fascinating mixture of nut-and-bolts brain surgery with a compassionate, workaholic surgeon's view of medicine around the world and his own limitations. Readers will hope that a third volume is in the works."
A retired British neurosurgeon delivers the follow-up to his well-received debut memoir, Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (2015). Read full book review >