Search Results: "Jerome Preisler"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A riveting chronicle of stunning achievement against the odds."
Just days from his 13th birthday, Daniel Trush suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage; this is the story of his miraculous recovery, recounted by Preisler (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep, 2010, etc.) and the Trush family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A satisfying historical whodunit, redolent with Cold War paranoia and tragedy."
Convincing argument that the 1968 sinking of the nuclear submarine USS Scorpion, long considered an accident, was the result of a Soviet attack. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the- Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. Read full book review >

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JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"A handsome presentation that wonderfully conveys the fascination of learning a lot about a particular species. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the manner of Wexler's Wonderful Pussy Willows (1992), a lucid description of this appealing woodland flower, focusing on its propagation and growth and complemented by stunning color photos detailing appearance, habitat, and such magnified details as the male and female flowers (one ``Jack'' can be either or both) and the tiny gnats that pollinate them. Read full book review >

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PET HAMSTERS by Jerome Wexler
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Using a format similar to that of his Pet Mice (1989), Wexler describes selecting and raising hamsters; offers advice on cages, equipment, diet, habits, and health; depicts mating, birth, and the hamsters' day-by-day development; and concludes with tips for photographers. Read full book review >

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BACK TO BATAAN by Jerome Charyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

In a veteran author's weak first novel for young people—set in 1943 New York—a boy bounces between the palatial Upper West Side digs of a hated classmate and a hobo's makeshift shelter in Riverside Park. Read full book review >

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STRANGLEHOLD by Jerome Doolittle
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"The writing is facile, frequently wry."
Boston trouble-shooter Tom Bethany—the cynical, savvy, and well-muscled hero of Body Scissors (1990)—is now helping out married girlfriend Hope Edwards, an ACLU attorney, when Pilgrim Mutual Life refuses to pay the ACLU the quarter million left to them by wealthy flake Morty Limbach, a suicide by autoerotic asphyxiation. Read full book review >

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DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI AND THE GAME THAT MUST BE LOST by Jerome McGann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"The 'game' that McGann refers to is art, which can never fully fulfill its mission or be rendered perfectly in its execution. Nonetheless, if both Rossetti and McGann must eventually lose their game, their efforts are stronger than most."
McGann (Media/Univ. of Virginia) examines the poetry and paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in an effort to determine why the artist's stature, so high between 1850 and 1910, fell dramatically with the rise of Modernism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Thought-provoking, if dry, historical fare for the intelligent nonexpert."
Blum (formerly History/Princeton; the scholarly The End of the World Order in Rural Europe, etc.—not reviewed) offers a detailed, if pedestrian, analysis of a remarkable decade. Read full book review >

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THE KISS OF THE PRISON DANCER by Jerome Richard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Amateurish nonsense."
Trapped inside this simple-minded first novel about a miscarriage of justice in San Francisco is a Holocaust story struggling to get out. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"While there is no simple explanation forthcoming, Jerome's search has produced a robust, idiosyncratic, moving celebration of the natural world, of the rivers and lakes that form and sustain it, and of its ability to nourish and restore us."
An elegiac, deeply personal, discursive celebration of water and of those who are drawn to it. Read full book review >

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WALT WHITMAN by Jerome Loving
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A useful academic biography, but not one to capture the imagination of the general reader."
Perhaps every age needs to reinterpret its icons, but this first full-length, critical biography of Walt Whitman in nearly 20 years, while perfectly serviceable and replete with modest insights and discoveries, is primarily for scholars. Read full book review >