Search Results: "Justin Martin"


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REBEL SOULS by Justin Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"The author's solid research into the connections of these curiously varied men and women makes this a wonderful story of one of the world's odd little cultural cliques."
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is only the best known of Martin's (Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, 2011, etc.) gallery of the 19th-century bohemians who haunted Pfaff's Saloon in New York City. Read full book review >

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NADER by Justin Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A welcome portrait, one from which the famed gadfly's admirers and foes alike have much to learn."
An eyes-wide-open portrait of "an immensely polarizing figure" whose enemies—Democratic Party loyalists, Big Three stockholders, and Corvair enthusiasts among them—are legion. Read full book review >

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GENIUS OF PLACE by Justin Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"A revealing look at a still-underappreciated giant whose work touches posterity more intimately and more delightfully than many of his distinguished Civil War-era contemporaries."
The remarkable story of America's first, and still foremost, landscape architect. Read full book review >

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FILMMAKERS BET BIG ON SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS
by John DeNardo

It's no secret that film and television studios can be successful producing science fiction films and shows. What may be surprising is that you can enjoy the next big SciFi blockbuster even before it hits screens. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction books that have jumped aboard the adaptation train…

 

The Passage by Justin Cronin ...


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JUSTIN SAYRE
by Megan Labrise

When 13-year-old Sophie LeClerq puts together a look, people notice: she’s the prettiest girl in her Park Slope class. Her African-American mother is a fashion journalist, her French father sends designer clothes, and she incorporates their influences into an eclectic style that shines. 

In Chapter 1 of Justin Sayre’s middle-grade novel Pretty, Sophie rocks an Old Navy V-neck with ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

INTERIOR by Justin Cartwright
Released: May 18, 1989

London-based Cartwright weaves an intelligent and consistently compelling tale of one man's return to Africa: an update of Conrad and Greene that manages beautifully and artlessly. Read full book review >

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THE IDEALIST by Justin Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A hard look at Internet culture and the wunderkind it failed in the end."
The spectacular life and tragic downfall of an American iconoclast. Read full book review >

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FINNY by Justin Kramon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"A colorless heroine, flimsy plotting and some sexually explicit moments transmute young adult-oriented material into something more peculiar and less satisfying."
Life lessons and imperfect love turn teenager Finn into a philosophical adult. Read full book review >