Search Results: "John Eliot"


BOOK REVIEW

BACH by John Eliot Gardiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An erudite work resting on prodigious research and experience and deep affection and admiration."
A celebrated conductor of baroque music debuts with an examination of Bach's compositions, descriptions of various works and some inferences about the genius who created them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A welcome relief from business books filled with dog-eat-dog advice."
Business-advice book emphasizing the importance of selfless teamwork. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A full history of really inclement weather in a nimbus of telling particulars, sure to be popular with fans of disaster tales. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
Native son and state historian Kleinberg reports on the truly ill wind that blew over Florida 75 years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1992

"Effective social history, then, as told by the participants. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Very much in the populist spirit and style of Studs Terkel, the creator of the Foxfire series here documents the experiences of 20th-century civil-rights activists who had a strong connection with the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2001

"Few will mourn the eradication of the violence and drugs that once defined 42nd Street, but neither will they cheer its transformation into a 'big-ticket corporate alley.' (Illustrations throughout)"
"Ground zero for the manufacture, exhibition, and distribution of pornography, drug dealing, pedophilia, prostitution, and violent street crime," the old 42nd Street gets a root-tootin' sendoff. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF BIRDS by Eliot Weinberger
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Weinberger says of the I Ching, 'its fragments and aphorisms are meant to be dipped into at random.' One might say the same of this book, which dazzles as a repository of knowledge and interpretation but otherwise may be an acquired taste."
The accomplished essayist, editor, and translator marries a thirst for other worlds with a questing intellect in this challenging menagerie of writings, some previously published. Read full book review >

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BONE RATTLER by Eliot Pattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The densely plotted historical adventure from Edgar-winning Pattison (Prayer of the Dragon, 2007, etc.) provides just enough whodunit to keep the hero and the reader on the frontier trail."
A hapless Scottish hero caught in the middle of the bloody French and Indian Wars unravels an intricate murder plot. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN REBEL by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An adequate reference work, but short on the mystique that makes Eastwood such a compelling subject."
The life and career of the ultimate Hollywood survivor. Read full book review >

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THREATENED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Engrossing action and characters readers will keep thinking about in a splendid survival story. (Adventure. 12-16)"
The author of Endangered (2012) introduces another primate species, offering a poignant demonstration of connection between chimpanzees and humans. Read full book review >

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PRAYER OF THE DRAGON by Eliot Pattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Stories wrapped around other stories brocaded with abundant local color and told with leisure and elegance form a heady literary tapestry—even if it's not to every taste."
The Tibetan highlands conceal a serial killer in this fifth case from Edgar-winning Pattison (Beautiful Ghosts, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >