Search Results: "Ira Berlin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1998

"A cogently argued, well-researched narrative that points to the complex nature of American slavery, the falsity of many of our stereotypes, and the unique world wrought by the slaves themselves. (4 illustrations, 4 maps)"
In a real contribution to the literature of American slavery, Berlin (History/Univ. of Maryland, College Park; co-editor, Families and Freedom, 1997) sketches the complex evolution of that institution in the American colonies and the early US. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2010

"An insightful meditation on the physical and cultural journeys of African-Americans in the United States."
A succinct study of how the migrations of African Americans, from the slavery era to the present, affected the development of black culture in America. Read full book review >

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BERLIN by Jason Lutes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"An original project worth watching as it shapes up to something that may be quite magnificent."
This black-and-white historical narrative, written and illustrated by Lutes, collects eight volumes of his ongoing comic book set in Berlin during the late '20s. Read full book review >

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IRA GERSHWIN by Philip Furia
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Ira was a master at breathing new life into old formulas with an urbane wit; Furia, unfortunately, is unable to do the same."
Furia, who has already attempted a general survey of the great American lyricists (Poets of Tin Pan Alley, 1990), turns his attention to the works of a giant of the field. Read full book review >

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IRA FOXGLOVE by Thomas McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2004

"Reminiscent of the best of Walker Percy: a deeply funny, strange, moving account of middle-aged angst overcome by genius, sympathy, and profound naiveté."
A deceptively lighthearted fourth novel by the late cult favorite McMahon (1943-99; Loving Little Egypt, 1986, etc.) depicts a forlorn husband's tragicomic quest to reclaim his AWOL wife. Read full book review >

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BERLIN by Pierre Frei
by Pierre Frei, translated by Anthea Bell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Unfocused, and unsatisfying as a whole."
A sprawling thriller set amid the hard times and horrors of pre- and post-World War II Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

Another addition to the recent spate of books on the new (old) German capital. Read full book review >

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BERLIN by Rory MacLean
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A series of imaginative and fanciful narrative segments—a history that is not all gloom and doom."
Berlin's greatest hits, from the age of the medieval troubadour to David Bowie's "Heroes." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 1997

"A revealing history about the precarious state of black families during and after the Civil War. (36 b&w illustrations)"
Berlin and Rowland, editors of the prize-winning collection Free at Last, have come up with another moving documentary history, this one focusing on black family life in the Civil War era. Read full book review >

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SLAVERY IN NEW YORK by Ira Berlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A fine work of scholarship, offering a view of the metropolis that few today know."
New York: multiethnic, liberal, progressive—and a nexus of slavery in North America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

Harrowing first-person accounts—not only on the printed page but in audiotapes of original interviews conducted decades ago—of American slavery and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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EXIT BERLIN by Charlotte R. Bonelli
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"An intimate, engaging examination of the plight of German Jewish refugees."
In her debut work of history, Bonelli uses a trove of letters to investigate the flight of Jews from Nazi Germany. Read full book review >