Search Results: "Jim Lovell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"Lovell and Kluger recapture—and rekindle—our sense of awe and wonder at manned space flight. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
In another of this year's lunar memorial volumes, Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, vividly recalls that nearly disastrous moon mission in superb, measured, dramatic prose. Read full book review >

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FIRE IN THE CANES by Glenville Lovell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"A promising debut, entertaining if somewhat self-conscious in craft."
A spirited tale of the post-slavery West Indies from first- novelist Lovell, a playwright-dancer and Barbadian native now living in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THE OPIUM WAR by Julia Lovell
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"An astute, bracing history lesson on a conflict that set off the British notion of 'yellow peril' and Chinese victimhood."
The story of "the extraordinary war that has been haunting Sino-Western relations for almost two centuries." Read full book review >

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LOVE AND DEATH IN BROOKLYN by Glenville Lovell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Over-the-top prose plus overheated plot plus oversexed characters equals one guilty pleasure."
A former cop probes the shooting death of a charismatic city councilman. Read full book review >

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SONG OF NIGHT by Glenville Lovell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 1998

"Despite some fine passages, generally overwritten and overwrought."
From a Caribbean-born writer (Fire in the Canes, 1997), a maudlin tale of a passionate woman whose strong emotions eventually lead to tragedy. Read full book review >

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BESS OF HARDWICK by Mary S. Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2006

"A fascinating life within an endlessly fascinating era."
Biographer of the Mitford sisters, Amelia Earhart and Beryl Markham, among others, Lovell offers here a thoroughgoing, readable account of an extraordinary matriarch of Elizabethan times. Read full book review >

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I LOVE DOLLARS by Zhu Wen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A jaundiced view of post-communist chaos. No heroism, no transcendence, just all-too-human desperation."
Living out a dull, bad dream of botched politics, the stunted characters in these novellas exist in a no-man's-land, halfway between the failed utopia of Chairman Mao and the promise of McDonald's, Macintosh and MTV. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The Burtons inhabit these pages, not as ghosts, but as presences. (photos, not seen)"
A refreshing historical narrative, from Beryl Markham biographer Lovell. Read full book review >

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THE RIVIERA SET by Mary S. Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Lovell packs in as many celebrities as possible, which makes for an entertaining book but not one likely to end up on a reference shelf."
Lovell (The Churchills: In Love and War, 2011, etc.) turns her attention to the French Riviera between the wars and into the 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS by Mary S. Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many empty calories in this airy confection. (16 pages b&w photographs, not seen)"
In prose so light that sentences nearly float up from the page, Lovell (A Rage to Live, 1998, etc.) chases the Mitford sisters (Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah) hither and yon, from mansion to prison, from Hitler's hideaway to the top of the bestseller lists. Read full book review >

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STAND TALL, MOLLY LOU MELON by Patty Lovell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Even if Molly Lou Melon's tale is a little too good to be true, she leaves readers with the feeling that anything can be accomplished if you are the best person you can be and make the most of your gifts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Spunky Molly Lou Melon isn't going to let anything get in her way, including the fact that she is short, clutzy, buck-toothed, and has a voice like a frog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Disappointing. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Women spies—often notoriously glamorous and driven as much by the thrills as the cause—have customarily used seduction to get what they want. Read full book review >