Search Results: "Jeremy Bernstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"So readers will be rewarded to learn what happened to Tom Lehrer as well as to hear about the great and the tragic."
For a change, not just a miscellany of previously published pieces but essays—including two originals—with a couple of underlying themes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2001

"A varied, insightful collection, albeit one steeped in scientific arcana, this will appeal to a select few."
A comprehensible, inviting journey into the inner lives of scientists and the relation of the "merely personal" to outsized realms of thought, from chess computers to cosmology. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2000

An odd mix of conversational commentary and detailed historical documentation that presents an account of burgeoning British imperialism in India. Read full book review >

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A PALETTE OF PARTICLES by Jeremy Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2013

"Bernstein delves into some areas that will flummox beginners, but few will resist his accounts of the history, flamboyant geniuses (many of whom he knew personally), and basics of protons, neutrons and electrons that make up the familiar world."
Physicist and prolific author Bernstein (Quantum Leaps, 2009, etc.) applies his fine talents to this short but not simplified overview of subatomic particles. Read full book review >

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JEREMY THRANE by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Credible? Just barely. Fun? Immensely. As a chronicler of hip urban travails, Christensen (In the Drink, 1999) is first-rate."
A spirited take on the oft-told tale of a life falling apart, then patching itself together again: witty, humane, romantic, and just gossipy enough to keep you flipping pages. Read full book review >

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JEREMY NORBECK by Sydney Dunlap
Released: March 31, 2014

"A highly appealing novel for tweens about a resourceful animal lover and his family and friends, infused with gentle humor and informative tidbits about animals of all kinds."
In this engaging middle-grade novel, a fifth-grader tries to find a way to earn money for the upkeep of his assorted pets. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"Another book for the growing shelf from which some Maynard Solomon or musical Walter Jackson Bate will have to winnow when the time comes to write a critical biography rather than the Bernstein story. (100 b&w photos) (First printing of 35,000)"
Another big Lenny B. bio, jam-packed with accomplishment and angst. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Allen Shawn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A nearly impossible task, recording this lush life, but Shawn helps us comprehend the magic."
A few luscious slices from the massive cake that was the life of the great pianist, composer, conductor and public personality (1918-1990). Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Simply the best of the Bernstein biographies so far. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; ad/promo)"
A sensitive, well-balanced account of the great American maestro's life and works. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Johanna Hurwitz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; bibliography; index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
An interesting, well-balanced biography of this phenomenon of the 20th-century American musical scene, emphasizing the many facets of Bernstein's achievement (pianist/conductor/composer/media personality) and his identity as a Jew, and wisely (for this audience) ignoring the details of his convoluted personal life. Read full book review >

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BECKY BERNSTEIN GOES BERLIN by Holly-Jane Rahlens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"A lively and entertaining debut."
From an American-born actress now living in Germany, a first novel that offers wry and refreshingly upbeat reminiscences of life in the single lane—both here and in Berlin. Read full book review >