Search Results: "Fritz Redlich"


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HITLER by Fritz Redlich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Not an original thesis, but an articulate addition to the literature."
A study of Hitler's physical and psychological infirmities. Read full book review >

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FRITZ LANG by Patrick McGilligan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 1997

"McGilligan is not a graceful stylist, but he has a great story to tell, and he tells it with verve, originality, and insight. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An adroit and revealing biography of the talented director of such classics as Metropolis and M. Few directors weathered the transition from silent movies to sound as successfully as Lang. Read full book review >

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FRITZ REINER by Philip Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"This substantial study makes the reader hungry for the same treatment of Reiner's contemporaries: How about Eugene Ormandy, Charles Munch, Paul Paray, or Thomas Schippers, Mr. Hart? (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A worthy addition to the small shelf of famous-maestro biographies relying on thoughtful scholarship rather than hype. Read full book review >

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FRITZ DANCED THE FANDANGO by Alicia Potter
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Marching—dancing, rather—to the beat of a different drummer, Fritz whirls and twirls away from his mocking fellow goats in search of a herd that respects terpsichoreans. Read full book review >

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FRITZ AND THE MESS FAIRY by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

The strange bedfellows that occur in creative disorder are always good for a laugh; Wells makes the device even funnier here by compounding it. Read full book review >

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"A charming story that introduces children to warfare while also delivering a satisfying tale of canine adventure."
A middle-grade novel that follows the adventures of two homeless dogs. Read full book review >

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WHO FLUNG DUNG? by Ben Redlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A heaping flop, even for children who fall on this sort of humor and devour it with relish. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Redlich dumps off a single-joke solo debut in which the simian victim of a fecal prank goes around repeating the titular enquiry over and over. And over. Read full book review >

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CHINA HOMECOMING by Michael Fritz
FICTION
Released: April 5, 1985

"The likeliest audience, though, consists of youngsters or adults taken with Homesick—who will share Fritz's satisfaction in her warm welcome, in no longer feeling the 'outsider' and being able to call Hankou her hometown. (Below the relatively bland anecdotal/informational surface are some subtle sociocultural dynamics.)"
As she relates in her fictionalized childhood memoir, Homesick, Fritz grew up in China yearning for the America she had never seen; here, 55 years after her departure at age 13, she returns—and finds, in a Hankou transformed, a few shards of her past: "China was not only part of me. . . Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MONTEFIASCO by Colin Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Pleasant tale, but the pictures are the real draw. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This import from Down Under pairs baroque illustrations to a heartwarming tale featuring a bumbling magician who doesn't realize that his on-stage accidents bring "far more happiness to the world than any ordinary card trick ever could," until he hires, then falls in love with, Betty, a shy and equally inept assistant. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS CARNIVORE by Mark Svendsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Fans of jabberwockish rhymes might stay the course, but most readers will get lost. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Overproduced to the point of semi-legibility, this Australian import folds mannered verses laced with nonsense words into hyper-complicated paint/collage scenes featuring weirdly distorted figures and zillions of clipped-out words and phrases in English and German. Read full book review >

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FIVE GERMANYS I HAVE KNOWN by Fritz Stern
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"An expansive, eloquent fusion of 'memory and history' that examines the moral questions posed by the political and social upheavals of the last century."
Stern (Professor Emeritus/Columbia Univ.; Einstein's German World, 1999, etc.) traces 100 years of his homeland's history, at the same time telling the story of his coming-of-age as an intellectual and a citizen. Read full book review >