Search Results: "Irwin Unger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"At a time when the last vestiges of Great Society federalism are under siege in Congress, this well-written study commands particular interest. (Author tour)"
When you next put on a seat belt, visit a national seashore, or switch to NPR, think of the Great Society, says Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Unger (New York Univ.). Read full book review >

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THE GUGGENHEIMS by Irwin Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"Decent background on mining and other aspects of American society and industry early in the 20th century, but lacking a coherent thread to make sense of the Guggenheims' relationship to their nation or to each other."
Sixth historical collaboration from the Ungers (LBJ, 1999, etc.): a scattershot group portrait of the Jewish-American dynasty that included major industrialists and patrons of the arts. Read full book review >

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GEORGE MARSHALL by Debi Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A yeoman's effort in service of an admirable subject in need of more good studies about him."
A biography of George Marshall (1880-1959) focusing on the general's overall decency rather than his strategic brilliance. Read full book review >

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THE JOY OF EATING by Gwen Irwin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2016

"A realistic, motivating conversation about weight loss for those who have tried everything else and failed."
Part memoir and part pep talk, this debut book urges dieters to stop counting fat grams and learn to enjoy food. Read full book review >

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THE SKULL AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Michael Irwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A tale of morals, intriguingly told."
A Faustian bargain drives the narrative in Irwin's novel, but the devil's identity is ambiguous. Read full book review >

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SARAH WITH AN H by Hadley Irwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Although the scenes leading up to a climactic basketball game are glossed over, the action lends excitement to the novel and includes a turn of events—Sarah sustains injury but doggedly keeps playing—reminiscent of the drama in the recent Olympics. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Marti, who has lived in the small town of LaMond, Iowa, all her life, is hesitant when a teacher directs her to show a new girl around. Read full book review >

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THE PILTDOWN CONFESSION by Irwin Schwartz
Released: July 21, 1994

"As murder mysteries go, it's pretty lame, and the book never lives up to its promise, despite a clever and amusing twist at the very end. (Illustrations)"
This is a mildly entertaining yet ill-conceived fictional solution to one of science's great whodunits: Who perpetrated the infamous Piltdown Man hoax? Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL FREDDIE ACKERMAN by Hadley Irwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A grandly unassuming story, strewn with eccentric personalities, all with their hearts in the right places. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Already adrift because of his parents' many divorces and marriages, Trevor ``Freddie'' Ackerman feels stranded by a summer with two elderly aunts on an island in Maine, without TV or other electronic entertainment. Read full book review >

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CAN'T HEAR YOU LISTENING by Hadley Irwin
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

Superbright Stanley has always been both an achiever and dependable in other ways, like helping Tracy's dad collect scientific data on a nearby prairie. Read full book review >