Search Results: "John Mariani"


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AMERICA EATS OUT by John Mariani
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"For libraries, Mariani's account can function further as a handy time-line of American gastronomy; and, not least, the 200 b&w photos to come promise a banquet for browsers."
In a brisk, chronological narrative, Mariani, Esquire's food and travel correspondent, surveys American eateries from menu-less Colonial taverns to Delmonico's opulent Paris-style restaurant in early 19th-century New York to Bern's, a garish and extravagant Tampa steakhouse that he calls ``the most remarkable [and] one of the most famous restaurants in the entire world.'' Mariani's straightforward history has little in common with another recent survey, the Sterns' wittier, more entertaining American Gourmet (p. 1004). Read full book review >

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HOW ITALIAN FOOD CONQUERED THE WORLD by John Mariani
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Informed and enlightening, loving and luscious."
Italian food is great—no, world-altering—writes Esquire food and wine correspondent Mariani (The Italian-American Cookbook, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MOZART CONSPIRACY by Scott Mariani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Mariani likes to separate his heroes so that he can cut back and forth between them as they're getting simultaneously ambushed in equally picturesque locales. Nor is he averse to a high body count. Apart from the rumor that he was poisoned, though, don't expect to learn much about Mozart."
Mariani's debut is a globetrotting action fantasy with one eye fixed firmly on The Da Vinci Code and the other on Hollywood. Read full book review >

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GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS by Paul Mariani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2008

"A revealing portrait of a unique talent, a deeply religious artist who saw God's wonder and mystery in all."
The intensely private, pious, sometimes melancholic and tortured life of the English Jesuit whose remarkable poems did not appear until a quarter-century after his death. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN TOWER by Paul Mariani
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"It is a compelling story, and Mariani tells it with the kind of insight and psychological acuity worthy of a great Russian novelist."
A superbly wrought, movingly told biography of the great American poäte maudit, author of the epic The Bridge. Read full book review >

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THE HOPE VENDETTA by Scott Mariani
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"A solid thriller that leaves you thinking it could have been much better."
On the brink of suicide following his wife's death, one-time British special-forces operative Ben Hope is intent on putting his violent past behind him and studying religion at Oxford. But when a family friend's daughter, a renowned biblical archaeologist, goes missing in Greece—and the young friend Ben sent to find her is killed in a bombing—Ben is forced to dust off his killing skills and spring back into action. Read full book review >

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LOST PURITAN by Paul Mariani
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome volume about a Rabelaisian monster of a man and a poet, made timelier by the recent publication of Elizabeth Bishop's letters. (photos, not seen)"
A generously sympathetic and artistically astute account of one poet by another, the author also of a biography of John Berryman (Dreamsong, 1990). Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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THE WHOLE HARMONIUM by Paul Mariani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A solid, if not fully revealing, biography."
The life of a venerated, enigmatic poet. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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NOISY BIRD SING-ALONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"For fostering nature awareness, this is a welcome companion to the author's previous titles about noisy bugs and noisy frogs. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A say-along, sing-along invitation introduces the art of birding by ear through simple, recognizable bird songs and sounds and, mostly, familiar birds. Read full book review >