Search Results: "Herman Gollob"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Good fun—and an inspiration for readers to return to Shakespeare on their own."
An enjoyable memoir of late-life crisis, spiritual awakening, close reading, and all sorts of matters Shakespearean. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE OF DUST by Eleanor Herman
ROMANCE
Released: June 28, 2016

"This middle volume offers a rising plot and ever bigger baddies; anyone who makes it this far is definitely in for Volume 3. (author's note; discussion guide) (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The second outing in Herman's Blood of Gods and Royals series following Legacy of Kings (2015), continuing the tale of Alexander the Great and his compatriots as teens. Read full book review >

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YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1962

"But it won't gain the identification stamp that made Marjorie Morningstar every Marjorie's story; nor the concentrated drama inherent in The Caine Mutiny."
Herman Wouk has the rare gift of the natural story teller. Read full book review >

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THE REHNQUIST COURT by Herman Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Expect worse, the authors warn, should Bush get a shot at appointing another justice. Those inclined to think that the present judiciary is awful enough will find plenty of ammunition in these pages."
Broaden the powers of the police, attack women's right to choose, erode a few personal freedoms, and crown a right-wing president against the will of the people, and voilà: "Ronald Reagan's efforts to reshape the American judiciary have succeeded." Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT OF COMMON DAY by John Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1997

"Even working against the pitfalls of a wildly overused genre, he's able to bring in light, color, feeling, and life."
Second-novelist Herman (The Weight of Love, 1995) chooses a genre—adolescent coming of age—that as book editor he must have seen in an excess beyond measure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Deserves to be read by both sides in this passionate controversy."
Herman (Law/Keele Univ., England) offers a thorough critique of the positions taken by American conservative Protestantism since the '50s on the issue of gay rights. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"There's plenty of courage and endurance here. Herman's thesis is less than groundbreaking, but his narrative ought to please fans of Aubrey and Hornblower—and even the Tudor kings."
The contributions of the British fleet extend beyond the inventive use of rum, sodomy, and the lash. The British Empire, argues Herman (How the Scots Invented the Modern World, 2001, etc.), would scarcely have been possible without it, and "half the world's independent nations would not exist today." Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

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MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1955

"Primarily a woman's book, although it may open the doors to some men's understanding and sympathy."
As different from The Caine Mutiny as that was from Aurora Dawn- this should tap a wholly different vein. Read full book review >

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DOG by Michelle Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2005

"A dry, internal work about the underappreciated and underloved."
A brief, winsome novella about an English professor at a midwestern college who gets a dog instead of a life. Read full book review >

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THE LAWGIVER by Herman Wouk
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A breezy romp about movies and religion that gives both short shrift."
The nonagenarian novelist takes a curious, epistolary path toward the epic about Moses that has long defeated him. Read full book review >