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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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IN THE BLOOD by Lisa Unger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Another scary winner from an accomplished pro."
The Hollows is once again a poor choice for someone trying to keep a secret in this latest thriller from best-selling author Unger (Heartbroken, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE RED HUNTER by Lisa Unger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"All twisty and turny and the things this genre should be, but the ending's entirely predictable."
Two women whose lives are connected by a deadly old house embark on a collision course in Unger's latest thriller. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL LIES by Lisa Unger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2006

"Cleverly handled suspense for chick-lit readers."
A cozy, personable debut about a young New York City journalist who inadvertently begins to unravel her own identity. Read full book review >