Search Results: "Frederick Kaufman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Kaufman went looking for a pizza and ended up on Wall Street, giving a revealing view into commodity markets and food pricing."
Beginning with a simple question—"Why can't inexpensive, healthy, and delicious food be available to everyone?"—Harper's contributing editor Kaufman (A Short History of the American Stomach, 2008, etc.) embarked on an odyssey into pizza kitchens, tomato fields, biotech labs, United Nations conference rooms and commodities exchanges. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gourmets and gourmands alike will savor Kaufman's keen, caustic anatomy of the American palate."
A series of trenchant arguments about the consistency of Americans' feelings for food, our great common denominator. Read full book review >

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ON MONEY AND MARKETS by Henry Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Not exactly cheery, but definitely worth knowing. (Introduction by Paul A. Volcker)"
A superior course in economics (with a glimpse of biography) from "Dr. Gloom," the famous monetarist, financial forecaster, and bond guru who earned his sobriquet with his infallably honest, level, and sometimes unwelcome economic pronouncements. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE, AMERICAN RADICAL by Will Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"Not likely to hold wide appeal, but a solid choice for scholars and folk-music lefties."
Overdue rediscovery of folk music's great agitator. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1996

"Lively and amusing, with a cast of characters that calls for its own sitcom. (Author tour)"
The usual mix of architects, contractors, and building inspectors is scrambled with two pug dogs and a location in socially dysfunctional Venice Beach, Calif., for a witty entry in the library of diaries about the nightmare of renovating a house. Read full book review >

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SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS by David Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"A warm and well-researched—though not particularly compelling—appreciation of one of the stage's most beloved performers and, on the evidence here, least interesting legends."
The charmed life and times of Broadway sweetheart Mary Martin (1913-1990). Read full book review >

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JEW BOY by Alan Kaufman
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An intriguing project—the tracing of the long shadow cast by the Holocaust on a Jewish Everyboy—but very unevenly executed."
Kaufman's (Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, 1999) grim memoir of a life defined by feelings of victimhood, traced chiefly to his mother—a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France. Read full book review >

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CONFISCATED! by Suzanne Kaufman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A good book on sharing and for sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bickering brothers resolve their differences and recover their confiscated toys. Read full book review >

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WIRED MAN AND OTHER FREAKS OF NATURE by Sashi Kaufman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A well-intentioned testament to letting freak flags fly, marred by ambiguity in the wrong places. (Fiction. 14-18)"
White high school senior Ben Wireman wants to think about other things besides his hearing aids—like partying, soccer, and putting off his college applications. Read full book review >

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THE LAIRDBALOR by Kathleen Kaufman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Best suited for those readers who turn to Nietzsche and Hesse for pleasure. (Horror. 14-adult)"
Seven-year-old Jamie falls down a "very long hill" into a dimension of nightmares. Read full book review >

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DRINK THE TEA by Thomas Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"Winner of the Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Competition, Kaufman's debut feels a little slapdash but benefits from brisk development and a flattering, textured portrait of the nation's capital. Wisecracking narrator Gidney is also an appealing spinner of yarns."
A D.C. private detective gets into all kinds of trouble trying to find a friend's long-lost daughter. Read full book review >