Search Results: "Ivan T. Berend"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Berend's strikingly dry narrative style doesn't help to enliven his rich material, although the book's 94 photographs do."
Inspired by the example of historian Eric Hobsbawm's grand syntheses of European history, Berend (History/Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles) applies a similar method to exploring the tumultuous history of Central and Eastern Europe during the first half of this century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AESTHETICS by Ivan Brunetti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2013

"Essential for fans but fascinating for those new to Brunetti's work as well."
A handsomely designed encapsulation of the artistic life of a unique American illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The conclusion is only weak by comparison, however, as Musicant offers a meticulous yet exciting narrative of a small war that carried large implications for the nation's future. (8 pages b&w photos, 8 maps, not seen)"
Historian Musicant (Divided Waters, 1995) offers a detailed examination of the American war that catapulted the nation to imperial status. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"Ivan is the son of Ted Solotaroff, literary critic and former Harper editor."
A striking debut collection from a journalist whose articles for the Village Voice and Esquire portray people—some famous, some obscure—hovering somewhere around the edges of pop culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Grateful Nation by Ivan Weinberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2015

"An often exhilarating novel despite the fact that its lawyer protagonist gets few opportunities to display his legal wiles."
In Weinberg's debut thriller, a California lawyer defends a psychiatrist after someone stabs one of the doctor's Vietnam veteran patients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLIONAIRE by Ivan Fallon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1992

"A comprehensive and informative, albeit soft-centered, account of a genuinely remarkable career. (Forty-five illustrations.)"
Familiarity, it seems, does not always breed contempt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE, THERE by Sam McBratney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A pleasing portrait of a nurturing father-son relationship, McBratney's latest should find a warm welcome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of McBratney's best-known work, Guess How Much I Love You (illustrated by Anita Jeram, 1994), will recognize (and embrace) the cozy tone of this charming story about how to cope with mishaps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A savvy look at the intense preparations for a football game that affects the entire state of Alabama. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Two sportswriters cover the exciting buildup to the 2000 Iron Bowl, a college football grudge match between the Univ. of Alabama and Auburn Univ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BARFIGHTER by Ivan G. Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Entertaining and acutely observed—and the boxing milieu and mindset are utterly persuasive. A winner."
A witty, fast-paced, well-plotted addition to boxing literature from The Ring magazine columnist Goldman (Where the Money Is, 1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE RABBITS by Ivan Gantschev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A pleasant diversion. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Glorious watercolors in a distinctive style are the highlight of this Balkan variation of "The Three Little Pigs," retold by Gantschev (Where the Moon Lives, 1998), who attended art school in Bulgaria and now lives in Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIDE-AND-SCARE BEAR by Ivan Bates
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Though a bit pat, the book addresses an important social skill for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rambunctious bear thinks it is fun to scare all the other animals. Read full book review >