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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LABYRINTH by John Herman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2001

"Part problem novel, part fantasy, this needed more space to expand on its settings and themes, and solidify its interesting structure. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two parallel stories take place side-by-side in this ambitious novel, but neither is fully realized. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"His trip and his ultimate contributions to the family ritual are enhanced by Krenina's fanciful illustrations; these evoke both the excitement of landing the fish and the warm gathering of family that night at sunset. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
This lovely story of tradition and family security has moments both gentle and funny, and a recipe for the main dish. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"A magnificent, controversial re-examination of the role of American business in winning WWII."
It's not often that a historian comes up with a fresh approach to an absolutely critical element of the Allied victory in World War II, but Pulitzer finalist Herman (Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, 2009, etc.) has done just that. Read full book review >

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THIS IS HERMAN CAIN! by Herman Cain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A featherweight campaign autobiography that is too revealing of the candidate's limitations."
An unlikely presidential candidate introduces himself to the nation. Read full book review >

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FIREBREAK by Jr. Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"Good, generally intelligible military thriller—this one distinguished by credible political characterizations and hair- raising aerial shootouts."
The Middle East erupts in a red-hot shooting war—and the President's grandson is in the thick of it. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"Simple, unpretentious prose makes Rosenblat's memoir all the more potent."
A survivor's memoir of the Shoah. 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 >

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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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THE WILL TO LIVE ON by Herman Wouk
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Here is the lion of Judah in winter."
The celebrated author's post-Holocaust living will. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sensitive, thought-provoking travel narrative."
A crisply rendered account of "gold fever" in the southern Guyanese rainforest, attuned to the marginalized minor players on the ground. Read full book review >

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THE HOPE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Pedestrian storytelling, though, and flat character undermined by too much talk and too little action count heavily at the bottom line."
Schmaltzy, workmanlike epic of Israel's formative years: Wouk's tenth novel. Read full book review >