Search Results: "John Eisenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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AIR: 24 HOURS by Deborah Eisenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The explanation of the mathematical grids underlying each hour is especially enlightening."
Artist Jennifer Bartlett's series of 24 paintings, each corresponding to an hour of the day, are shown here in glorious reproductions with commentary by short-story writer Eisenberg (Under the 82nd Airborne, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS by Jesse Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Twenty-eight short pieces that are always playful but rarely profound."
Actor Eisenberg pokes fun at our relationships to the past, each other, and ourselves in his debut collection. 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 >

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TWILIGHT OF THE SUPERHEROES by Deborah Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Not quite equal to Eisenberg's All Around Atlantis (1997), but she's still the closest thing there is to an American Alice Munro. And this is one fine source for Woody Allen to mine for his next New York movie."
Complex relationships and troubling histories are skillfully telescoped in Eisenberg's new collection of six urbane, probing stories. Read full book review >