Search Results: "Jerry Oppenheimer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"With her children leading relatively useful lives and with a personal history of philanthropic activism, Ethel deserves better. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($150,000 ad/promo)"
Yet another Kennedy bio from the school of journalism that mistakes an avalanche of minutiae for the thoughtful examination of a life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"All the minutiae can't hide the fact that since Wintour herself declined to participate, her interior life remains unknown. Those looking for fashion-world dish won't quibble, since Oppenheimer otherwise offers such an in-depth look at Anna's 'bitch-eat-bitch world.'"
Gleefully vicious biography of a New York fashion icon. Read full book review >

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THE KARDASHIANS by Jerry Oppenheimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A fluffy diversion for celebrity-obsessed readers."
A tale of Kardashian Inc. Read full book review >

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CRAZY RICH by Jerry Oppenheimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A gossipy, character-driven saga suggesting that the spoiled rich are their own worst enemies."
A prolific biographer of the rich and infamous, Oppenheimer (Madoff with the Money, 2009, etc.) digs into five generations of the Johnson family, "the most dysfunctional family in the Fortune 500." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1999

"Absorbing, meticulously researched, limpidly written, and authoritative: should be regarded as a groundbreaking study of the remote past of Southeast Asia, and of civilization itself."
In an exhaustively researched and creatively argued reassessment of mankind's origins, British physician Oppenheimer, an expert in tropical pediatrics, contends that the now-submerged area of Southeast Asia was the cradle of ancient civilization. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 1992

"Still, Oppenheimer's familiarity with Cuban history, psychology, and culture—combined with extensive research and interviews—place his account well above standard left-bashing. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Real-life thriller about Fidel Castro vs. perestroika and glasnost; by Oppenheimer, Pulitzer-winning foreign correspondent for The Miami Herald. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2005

"Good stuff, lacking only a center to pull it all together."
Wide-ranging exploration of modern American b'nai mitzvah customs and practices. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1996

"Mexico watchers expect hard times to come for that country, and Oppenheimer's excellent book explains just why."
NAFTA, Zapatista guerrillas, and Wall Street form the backdrop for this fine journalistic account of Mexico's current tumult. Read full book review >

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EXIT RIGHT by Daniel Oppenheimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Whether his subjects are viewed as champions or apostates, Oppenheimer's insightful narrative should inspire some soul-searching among political believers of every stripe."
"A political identity is always a negotiation, between what it demands and who we are," asserts freelance journalist Oppenheimer as he explores "the negotiation of specific left-wing identities…and how those negotiations fell apart." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2003

"Evenhanded, judicious, and observant: a valuable contribution to the literature of education."
A patient, open appraisal of today's emphasis on computers in learning from Oppenheimer, whose story on the subject, published in the Atlantic Monthly, won him a National Magazine Award in 1997. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Rather like missing the point after."
A new convert to the game of football, Oppenheimer (Private Demons, 1988) decided to observe, record, and analyze the daily activity of her son's 1988 Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School team. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Of interest to students of prehistory, although scholars are likely to pick at some of the threads of Oppenheimer's argument."
The out-of-Africa thesis of our species' ancestry is tested, found solid, and approved for consumption. Read full book review >