Search Results: "John Maxtone-Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2012

"Small details enriched with deep emotion and dramatic irony."
One of the deans of maritime history returns with some sidebars to enlarge the hefty history of the Titanic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REAL MRS. MINIVER by Ysenda Maxtone Graham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"An accomplished biography of a minor writer made famous by her times."
A granddaughter brings alive the woman who created Mrs. Miniver, the perfect wife and mother who affirmed British values on the eve of WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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MARTHA GRAHAM by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 20, 1998

"Extraordinary black-and-white photographs coalesce with the clear and stimulating chronicle of her life and art, until a complete picture of a genius emerges from the pages of this enlightening, liberating volume. (Biography. 10-15)"
In a biography as elegant as its subject, Freedman (Out of Darkness, 1997, etc.) delves into the life of the dance pioneer who not only revolutionized modern dance but married it with theater, music, literature, and art in a dazzling and emotional way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

This attractively designed, if routine, biography of Bell combines period photos on each page with a simply phrased account that notes the inventor's lifelong interest in working with deaf people along with his development of the telephone, several other sound-related devices and even an airplane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An effective marriage of text and photographs, and a succinct portrait of a decent man and a remarkable scientist. (Book-of-the-Month Club featured selection; History Book Club alternate selection)"
Great inventors tend to become so closely identified with their most famous invention that their very lives become obscured. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1992

"Tremendous fun for rock fans and an affecting portrait of an extraordinary man. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Fascinating story of the rock impresario, who led many lives to the fullest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE BY GRAHAM GREENE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1952

"The Ministry of Fear."
Three "entertainments" as Graham Greene defines his earlier thrillers, will introduce a new Greene to many who have "discovered" him with his serious psychological novels and his critical writing. Read full book review >