Search Results: "Isaac Mizrahi"


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ISAAC MIZRAHI PRESENTS THE ADVENTURES OF SANDEE THE SUPERMODEL by Isaac Mizrahi
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"Then again, maybe you're not really expected to cut them out, and this glitzy tale is a comic book only because it's written on a level that—well, all the fashion world can understand."
Well-known designer Mizrahi scripts a trio of adventures for his fictional supermodel, Sandee, a ``really, really real'' beauty from Bountiful, Utah, who takes Manhattan by storm under the tutelage of her best friend and discoverer, Yvesaac Mizrahi, an alter ego whose only difference from his creator is about 30 pounds and a carefully chiseled chin. Read full book review >

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ISAAC by Ivan Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Ultimately disappointing, but a brief, quick-moving novel that has, especially early, its share of pungencies and pleasures."
Goldman's latest, following The Barfighter (2009), centers on an unlikely love story. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"A bibliography, web site and index round out the volume; the lack of detail on the use of sources is regrettable in an otherwise solid offering for middle-grade students. (Biography. 10-14)"
Hot on the heels of the well-received Leonardo da Vinci (2005) comes another agreeably chatty entry in the Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Gale E. Christianson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Dirty politics via committee? Newton truly was a modern. Though light on equations and proofs, Christianson offers a revealing portrait of a man who helped revolutionize science."
Slender but detailed life of the famed scientist and inventor. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by Michael White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"White effectively sets the details of Newton's career against the larger canvas of the history of ideas, and this may be the first clear exposition of the full complexity of this brilliant and enigmatic figure."
The title gives the slant of this impressive new biography, which emphasizes Newton's intellectual debt to his predecessors. Read full book review >

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ISAAC HECKER by David J. O'Brien
NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 1992

"A fascinating account of an exceptional man. (Twenty-five photographs—not seen.)"
An intriguing biography of the founder of the Paulist order, unfolding a rich chronicle of the intellectual and religious controversies of 19th-century America. Read full book review >

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ISAAC NEWTON by James Gleick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2003

"Engaging, concise biography of a monumental visionary and eccentric whose life was as remarkable as the universe he struggled to understand. (16 b&w illustrations)"
Science author and journalist Gleick (Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything, 1999, etc.) traces with equal measures of irony and sympathy the life of an Enlightenment icon as notable for misery, backbiting, paranoia, deceit, and greed as brilliance. Read full book review >

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ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER by Lila Perl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
Singer's despair over the dying Yiddish language resonates through this brief biography. Read full book review >

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ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER by Janet Hadda
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"There, Singer comes off as far more human and complex than the cantankerous, cardboard character who emerges here. (17 photos, not seen)"
An analytical, unsympathetic portrait of the Nobel Prizewinning Yiddish writer. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICE OF ISAAC by Neil Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"The characters, meanwhile, emerge from the creaky plot contrivances as if reflected in an endless hall of mirrors."
A tangled, ambitious geopolitics-as-family-romance debut thriller in the mold of Allan Folsom's bestselling The Day After Tomorrow (1994). Read full book review >

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ISAAC THE ALCHEMIST by Mary  Losure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Narrative nonfiction at its best and most convincing. (acknowledgements, source notes, bibliography, index not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The last of the magicians: Sir Isaac Newton. Read full book review >