Search Results: "Howard Blum"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2011

"Apportioning just the right attention to each of their stories, Blum weaves a truly memorable frontier tale."
An accomplished storyteller and two-time Pulitzer nominee charts the criss-crossed lives of three remarkable Klondike characters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2001

"Military historians, fans of war stories, and lovers of Judaica: all will all be pleased."
An action-packed, real-life drama featuring the first Jewish army to go into combat for 2,000 years. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"FBI knight slays Mafia dragon—and Blum milks this latter-day fairy tale for all it's worth. (First serial to New York Magazine; film rights sold to Columbia Pictures)"
John Gotti now sits in a top-security federal prison, locked into his cell 23 hours a day, allowed to shower once a week. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOODNIGHT by Howard Blum
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"Occasionally breathless and torrid in description, this is a well-documented work that certainly never bores."
Fascinating portrait of an accidental but very effective female American spy at the fraught early stages of World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Instructive, yes, but also as engrossing as good detective fiction."
Terrifically engaging and pertinent tale of the New York City bomb squad that foiled German terrorist plots against the United States at the outbreak of World War I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Unfailingly entertaining."
Two-time Pulitzer nominee Blum (The Eve of Destruction, 2003, etc.) cinematically explores the 1910 dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times building. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2003

"A fine exercise in popular history, in time for the 30th anniversary of the conflict."
Failed intelligence, a surprise attack, the threat of weapons of mass destruction—and that's just in the first few pages of this suspenseful account of the last unified Arab attempt to destroy Israel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"It should translate well to the screen; film rights have already been sold to Castle Rock Entertainment. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; first serial to Vanity Fair)"
Tom Clancy meets Indiana Jones in this far-fetched but gripping account of archaeology, biblical treasure, and international espionage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD HAWKS by Todd McCarthy
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"It portrays in wide-screen format a life until now presented only in sketches. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A pleasingly thorough, if not critically groundbreaking, retrospective of the works and life of Hollywood's most versatile (and, to some cineasts, best) director. Read full book review >

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HOWARD ZINN by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommended for readers already smitten with Zinn."
A star-struck biography of the prominent historian and activist. Read full book review >

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HOWARD HUGHES by Charles Higham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Undeniably a hypnotic portrait of a great American monster."
An outing of the billionaire closet bisexual by Higham, whose bios include lives of Cary Grant, Brando, Orson Welles, the Duchess of Windsor, and L.B. Mayer, among others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The definitive word on a loved, loathed, maddeningly complex broadcasting legend."
You could make a case that Howard Cosell (1918-1995) was the single most important sports broadcaster ever. You would be right. Read full book review >