Search Results: "George Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

VICTORY IN EUROPE by Max Hastings
Released: May 6, 1985

"Nonetheless the text is authoritative, and the program will be an event."
Over PBS on May 8, the 40th anniversary of V-E Day, Americans accustomed to seeing WW II in black-and-white will have their first look at "virtually the only color films of the war in Western Europe": taken by Hollywood director George Stevens, head of a special Signal Corps unit, for his own, unofficial record. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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EDDIE'S LUCK by Kathleen Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Acceptable additional fare. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Eddie Zitelli desperately hopes to survive the end of school with grades and self-esteem intact, but sheer absent- mindedness lands him in the principal's office. Read full book review >

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FRANK THOMPSON by Bryna Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"List of sources; period photos & prints; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Facing an unwanted marriage, Emma Edmonds ran away, escaping pursuit by donning man's clothing and joining the Union army. Read full book review >

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THIRTY HOMES IN THIRTY YEARS by Addy Stevens
Released: April 5, 2012

"The blunt reality of human nature in a cheerful, knowing tone."
Stevens pens her first book, a bold, autobiographical narrative of living in 30 different homes in Texas, Virginia, New York and Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE PLEASURE GARDENS by Rosemary Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Relaxed storytelling replete with clever plotting, vivid character portraits, and period detail."
The fourth puzzle for real-life dandy Beau Brummel—clever, compassionate friend to the Prince of Wales in Regency England (The Bloodied Cravat, 2002, etc.)—begins in Watier's, the London gambling club he owns. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODIED CRAVAT by Rosemary Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2002

"In the midst of all the well-researched period detail, Stevens manages to maintain a crisp pace and provide a convincing windup."
A third Regency adventure for George "Beau" Brummell, a legend of the early 19th century (Life on a Silver Tray, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEEP INTO DUSK by Laurie Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2013

"Respects the old-school murder mystery while showcasing contemporary characters."
Detective Gabriel McRay returns to investigate a case of strangled female victims in the second installment in Stevens' thriller series. Read full book review >

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THE WATERS OF BABYLON by David Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

The Waters Of Babylon ($24.00; Apr.; 320 pp.; 0-684-86210-7): This diligent and generally quite compelling first novel, written by a successful scriptwriter for feature films (Breaker Morant, etc.) and television, fictionalizes the military and psychosexual adventures of—as its subtitle declares—"Lawrence After Arabia.'' Stevens stresses the various identities the elusive ``Ned'' (1888-1935) compulsively adopted (as ``Shaw,'' ``Ross,'' and in various Arabic guises), while doggedly tracing the sources of this scholarly adventurer's rootlessness, pansexual mood swings, and masochism to a hysterically repressive (and repressed) mother and years of soldiering and espionage during which his true sexual nature emerged and became the center of his being. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL ANGEL by April Stevens
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This is not flawless work—Bette's own personality is never quite clear enough, and the ending is strikingly neat—but it is an impressive and delightful debut."
Step aside, all you writers running on about the emptiness of small-town life. Read full book review >