Search Results: "George Herman"


BOOK REVIEW

HERMAN MELVILLE by Rebecca Stefoff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1994

"Illustrated with period reproductions; bibliography; index. (Biography. YA)"
In a lucid account of Melville's ``sad, although not quite tragic'' life, the author of many fine biographies explores his sources of inspiration and analyzes his major themes, his sophisticated use of symbolism and other literary devices, and why his books eluded wide readership until the 20th century. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Indispensable for all serious Melvillians, whether professional or amateur, but given its measured approach and its heft, not a likely avenue for the uninitiated."
This leviathan of a biography—the first half of a two-volume set—meticulously charts the early life and career of an erratic literary genius. Read full book review >

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EMILY & HERMAN by John J. Healey
Released: May 1, 2013

"Despite the fact that Healey tries to deliver an entertaining romance, some readers may feel uncomfortable with the liberties he takes with these literary icons."
Healey takes poetic license in his debut novel about a "forgotten" manuscript—supposedly found among his deceased grandfather's belongings—that tells the story of a romantic relationship between two of American's most well-known early writers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"For die-hard Herman fans only. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A profusion of facts inundates this biography/oral history of one of the most underrated figures in jazz, bandleader/singer/reedman Woody Herman. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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THE TEARS OF THE MADONNA by George Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"A delight in what we hope will be an ongoing series."
In the second of a series (begun with A Comedy of Murders, 1994), the setting is once again Renaissance Italy and the sleuths are Leonardo da Vinci and his more than worthy sidekick, the learned dwarf Niccolo. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . Read full book review >

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A COMEDY OF MURDERS by George Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1994

"Herman successfully sets the historical stage, but the mystery sadly is drowned in the details."
Herman (Carnival of Saints, 1994) returns to Renaissance Italy for a bout with murder and mystery in the court of Il Moro, Duke of Milan. Read full book review >

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CARNIVAL OF SAINTS by George Herman
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Vibrant Italian history, first-rate storytelling: a masterful, thoroughly charming debut."
A rousing Renaissance tale of adventure and Machiavellian affairs of state: playwright Herman's first novel chronicles the creation of the original ensemble of commedia dell'arte players, building on his (1966) award-winning play A Company of Wayward Saints. Read full book review >