Search Results: "John Richard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2007

"Engrossing and revealing material, supplemented by innumerable reproductions of Picasso's paintings and many period photos."
The biography's long-awaited third volume finds the prolific artist at work in Italy, Spain and France. Read full book review >

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A LIFE OF PICASSO by John Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Richardson masterfully describes the inseparable life and art of his magnetic subject, whose love of women went hand in hand with his misogyny, and whose propensity to reject led painting forward more than any other painter in this century. (illustrations, not seen)"
Richardson's engrossing second volume on Picasso lays bare the inceptions of Cubism, bringing to life the decadent milieu that surrounded the virile master who transformed the course of 20th- century painting. Read full book review >

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GRUNT by John Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"A light-hearted tale that sends a worthwhile message to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A melancholy runt learns about happiness and self-acceptance from a genial boar. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Richardson (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a memoir, 1999), once head of Christie's US operations and now a contributor to Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, etc., proves again that he's one of our foremost biographers."
Engaging essays about an odd mix of artists, writers, tycoons, trendsetters, and con guys from the worlds of literature and art. Read full book review >

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Released: June 17, 1981

"Carefully detailed, quietly implacable; a useful and chilling summary."
Most of us will be familiar, at least in general terms, with the incidents detailed in this nine-part collection of reports, but the cumulative effect is still tragic and horrifying. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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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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MARLEY AND THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT by John Grogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Even a well-loved, popular main character can't save a story with frantic action, lame jokes and a plodding plot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Yet another story about Marley the misbehaving Labrador retriever; here he runs rampant through the town Easter egg hunt. Read full book review >

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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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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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