Search Results: "Jay Macey Rosenblum"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 2014

"A well-researched but dry tome; best for true fans of historical narratives."
Debut author Rosenblum offers a romantic thriller set during the German occupation of France. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A lively, thoughtful call to bridge the information gaps that make the world a more dangerous place than it need be."
Having filed dispatches from more than 150 countries in the course of a lengthy career with the AP, Rosenblum (Back Home, 1989, etc.) developed some strong opinions on the state of the news business. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Poignant recollections of one physician's long experience in listening to what people with cancer say—and don't say."
``Listening is the hardest work I do,'' says Rosenblum, a Maryland oncologist. Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF MICHEL FOUCAULT by David Macey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1994

"A cautious and respectful study—avoiding luridness and gossip while preserving its subject's dignity—that Foucault himself might have authorized."
Elusive and private, ``the lives'' of Michel Foucault (1926- 84) include the many public roles that he assumed—as philosopher, academic, historian, political activist, and homosexual—roles that both reflected and helped shape the character of postwar France. Read full book review >

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FRANTZ FANON by David Macey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A respectful, if exhausting, portrait of an influential but marginal proponent of racial rage and third-world nationalism who did not live long enough to see his principles perverted by current regimes. (8 b&w maps)"
A biography of the Caribbean-born French psychiatrist-turned-revolutionary whose angry books (Black Skin White Mask, The Wretched of the Earth) and inflammatory speeches furthered the cause of Algerian independence and African nationalism in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTION 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Robot apocalypse done right—sequels can't come fast enough. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In 2051, the robot soldiers stopped fighting; the next day they took over the world. Read full book review >

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AFTERLOVE by Robert Rosenblum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"Trite and stilted soap opera, from the author of Cover Stories (1979), etc."
Grieving gal seeks solace with sinewy psychic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Well-intentioned but a chore."
An outraged screed against dissembling politicians, a benumbed public and a corporatized media that enables both. Read full book review >

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SYNTHESIS by Mary Rosenblum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1996

"Pleasingly crafted work from the author of the paperback The Stone Garden, etc., but with few sharp edges, showing little determination to press ahead into the unknown."
A first collection of nine tales, 199095, all originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction or its predecessor magazine, set against the common near-future backdrop of a hard-driven information society beset by a climatic change that has turned the western US into desert, water being gotten from icebergs towed up from the Antarctic. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE SEINE by Mort Rosenblum
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Alternating romantic and acerbic tones inspire admiration, if not always envy, for a historically revered culture."
A lively insider's look at life on the Seine from seasoned Associated Press correspondent Rosenblum (Who Stole the News?, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The world as seen through the window of an idiosyncratic passion, rendered by a raffish pro. (line drawings)"
Genial, offbeat feature writing from the AP correspondent who observed The Secret Life of the Seine (1994) from his own houseboat; now he's got five acres in Provence overgrown with olive trees, and he's smitten with the cult of the olive. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"As rich and satisfying as a chocolate cheesecake."
Once a self-confessed "chocolate ignoramus," James Beard Award-winner Rosenblum (A Goose in Toulouse, 2000, etc.) deftly delves into the secrets of the cacao bean. Read full book review >