Search Results: "John Eisenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The narrative is mostly engaging, but the author's overuse of clichés and exclamation points becomes grating."
The tale of a time when it was unclear if Dallas was big enough for one professional football team, much less two. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"A must-read for Packer and Lombardi fans, and will interest most NFL fans as well."
The exciting chronicle of Vince Lombardi's pivotal first season as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2006

"Eisenberg's melding of history and sports journalism is altogether superb."
The first large-scale U.S. horse race between the rivaling North and South, promoted as a contest of speed versus stamina (or "bottom," in turf parlance). Read full book review >

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THE STREAK by John Eisenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2017

"Eisenberg examines one of baseball's most venerated records while exploring what it all means, providing a compelling, thought-provoking history for fans of America's grand game."
The story of baseball's greatest iron men. Read full book review >

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THE WAR AT HOME by Nora Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Painful to read, yet hard to put down: a family drama akin to those of Eugene O'Neill."
No punches are pulled in this gritty "memoir novel" by Eisenberg, who draws on her own Bronx upbringing to depict a nightmare with two ghoulish faces: those of an abusive father and a pill-popping mother. Read full book review >

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A Ladder In The Dark by Alan Eisenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2015

"An uneven but often powerful indictment of a youthful subculture of violence and intimidation that darkens many lives."
A man struggles to overcome psychological damage from schoolyard bullying in this sometimes-harrowing, sometimes-feckless memoir of trauma and recovery. Read full book review >

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JUST THE WAY YOU WANT ME by Nora Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The mystery here never overwhelms the charm of Betsy's story, a comfortable balance between seriousness and sweet-natured humor."
Second-novelist Eisenberg (The War at Home, 2002) follows a neurotic woman as she searches for her father—presumed dead for 20 years. Read full book review >

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THE ECOLOGY OF EDEN by Evan Eisenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Huge, unformed, half-baked, and often interesting, this is the basis for a fine book—but not that book itself."
An unsuccessful synthesis of the natural history of mankind, and of the history of mankind in nature, —real and imagined.— Eisenberg examines scientific, historical, anthropological, and theological ideas of the ways in which humans fit in to the natural world, from the ancient myth of the Garden of Eden to the medieval great chain of being and modern notions of deep ecology and bioregionalism. Read full book review >

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ALL AROUND ATLANTIS by Deborah Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Exceptional work from one of the contemporary masters."
An impressive gathering of seven painstakingly wrought, ambitious stories by the critically acclaimed author of the collections Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986) and Under the 82nd Airborne (1992). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"If only Eisenberg had followed his advice."
More of a quickie tour than genuine travels among the world's most distinctiveand most religiously extremeJews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"In this story (though in no others here to this degree), Eisenberg exhibits her potential mastery."
Once more, as with her debut collection, Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Eisenberg's range of interests and formal containers is very wide. Read full book review >