Search Results: "Irving Berlin"


BOOK REVIEW

IRVING BERLIN by Mary Ellin Barrett
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"This memoir succeeds on a small scale, as a daughter's reach across time to recapture her childhood and make a final attempt to connect with her father. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Life with father, glossing over the bad times and trumpeting the good. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Though Hamm's arguments are well made, his overly academic approach stifles the very exuberance so endemic to the works of this popular songwriter."
A comprehensive study of the first seven years of songwriting (ending with his first Broadway musical) from one of America's most popular songwriters. 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 >

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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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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 >

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IRVING HOWE by Edward Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"But he also deserved someone far more attuned to all the dimensions of his life and his political commitments."
A detailed and dogmatic intellectual biography of one of the leading American literary critics, political journalists, polemicists, and Jewish intellectuals of the past 50 years. Read full book review >

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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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WASHINGTON IRVING by Brian Jay Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A solid introduction to an interesting life, but nothing definitive about a pivotal figure in American culture."
Readable, once-over-lightly biography of "America's first bona fide best-selling author." 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

"Eye-opening detail on cloak-and-dagger operations in a conquered capital city that once threatened to alter the balance of world power and breach the world's hard-won peace. (illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troika of erstwhile adversaries team up to deliver an absorbing and authoritative inside view of how American and Soviet- bloc intelligence agencies plied their offbeat trade in divided Berlin during the first 15 years of the Cold War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAFE BERLIN by Harold Nebenzal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 1992

"After a strong start, it gets only better."
Superbly imagined first novel by a former Marine captain who was also the screenwriter for Bob Fosse's Cabaret, which was based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin. Read full book review >