Search Results: "Herbert A. Muenster"


BOOK REVIEW

ALFREDO by Herbert A. Muenster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"An unsatisfying, intermittently offensive melodrama."
An erotic melodrama about the rise of a poor young man to wealth and power. Read full book review >

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COLETTE by Herbert Lottman
Released: Feb. 5, 1990

Life of the great French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), author of Gigi, Cheri, etc. As in his Albert Camus (1979) and Flaubert (1988), biographer Lottman still writes more as a fact-assembler than as one inspired by his subject. Read full book review >

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BRAIN DAMAGE by Herbert Burkholz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"Which it does."
Burkholz's mind-reading government employees (The Sensitives, 1987; Strange Bedfellows, 1988) return as the nation's only defense against the murderous plan of a ruthless and dead CIA chief. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Not many other than scholars and the most serious opera enthusiasts, however, will likely be willing to do so."
paper 0-8047-3105-5 There is no doubt that Lindenberger (Opera: The Extravagant Art, not reviewed) knows and loves opera. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"However, a generally superficial treatment of economics often undercuts his analyses and conclusions."
A collection of recent articles concerning topical economic issues and a life as a public economist that is sometimes informative, occasionally humorous, and never profound. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"Opinions will differ, but Herbert proves to be a reliable guide on this journey through the looking glass."
A physicist's daring investigation of mind and its relation to matter. Read full book review >

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Released: July 15, 1995

"The essence of PC educational ideals."
The self-styled radical educator (``I Won't Learn from You,'' 1994, etc.) collects meandering, utterly predictable essays on the importance of narrative in the education of children. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"If grade-schoolers are truly equipped to comprehend a past of poll taxes, lynching and institutional hatred in the place of the current pieties, then Kohl's lesson plan will serve them well."
Everything you know about Rosa Parks is wrong—unless you've been studying with education-reform activist Kohl (A Grain of Poetry, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOSING OUR WAY by Bob Herbert
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"In vivid anecdotes and moving portraits, Herbert humanizes the many problems he uncovers, and he clearly believes that Americans can, and will, band together to set the nation on a new course."
Former New York Times opinion columnist Herbert (Promises Betrayed: Waking Up from the American Dream, 2005) reports on his cross-country trip investigating the lives of the 99 percent. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, this is a book that will recharge a teacher's batteries."
Creed mixed with memoir by a veteran educator. Read full book review >

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Winterside's Wanderyear by Herbert Lobsenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Engrossing, fiercely intelligent fiction redolent of another era."
Hemingway casts a shadow on this novel of romance and student rebellion in postwar Spain, inspired by the author's Harper Prize-winning Vangel Griffin (1960). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Most of the other subjects—Reginald Hill, Jeremiah Healy, Catherine Aird, and Barbara Neely—hit Herbert's softballs over the fence too. (Foreword by Antonia Fraser)"
Plotting the contemporary mystery is a tough discipline—a discipline most authors of mainstream fiction would rather spare themselves—to judge from the few consensual opinions expressed in the 13 long interviews that Herbert (editor-in-chief of the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing) conducts with writers from P.D. James to Tony Hillerman. Read full book review >