Search Results: "Karen Weintraub"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"In the interim, however, this serves as a fine introduction to a stimulating thinker whose influence continues to rise as therapy becomes more pragmatic and less dogmatic."
Eminently useful, although somewhat contradictory, this admiring intellectual biography of an iconoclastic psychoanalyst recapitulates the strengths and weaknesses of its subject's thought. Read full book review >

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KAREN MEMORY by Elizabeth Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Supplies all the Bear necessities: strong female characters, existential threats, intriguing developments and a touch of the light fantastic."
Steampunk: Something of a new venture for Bear, whose previous output (Steles of the Sky, 2014, etc.) has ranged from heroic fantasy to science fiction, often with an embedded murder mystery.Read full book review >

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Karen Lost and Found by Karen Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"An unforgettable memoir about a lesser-known legacy of domestic violence."
Wilson's first-person account of living with a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"An important book with broader implications than its specific subject."
A neurologist breaks with professional orthodoxy to shed new light on the diagnosis and treatment of autism. Read full book review >

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How I Married Karen by Robert J. Avrech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A delightfully romantic, true story of unabashed, unapologetic and unwavering persistence."
A memoir about a young man's coming-of-age as an Orthodox Jew in New York and his protracted courtship of his wife. Read full book review >

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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A riveting and highly moving dog story that's marred by clumsy design. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Judy, an English pointer caught up in World War II, formed a solid bond with a young British airman, Frank Williams, and exhibited remarkable heroism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2012

"A well-drawn political history of FDR's last days."
Historian Weintraub (Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941, 2011, etc.) looks at an ailing President Franklin D. Roosevelt's last campaign. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"That aside, Iron Tears does a respectable job of sorting through the causes of the colonial break."
Prolific historian Weintraub (General Washington's Christmas Farewell, 2003, etc.) turns in a readable survey of the American Revolution, concentrating on political battles more than military ones. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"A short, but complete look at the long adieu that moved the newly united states spiritually and politically."
Skillful and prolific pop historian Weintraub (Charlotte and Lionel, 2003, etc.) accompanies The Father of His Country for a few months at the end of 1783. Read full book review >

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DISRAELI by Stanley Weintraub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 1993

"But the inner life eludes him—just as it seems to have eluded Disraeli. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Disraeli (1804-81) was an outsider who cultivated the art of letters as successfully as he practiced the craft of politics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Weintraub expertly delineates the unraveling disaster for the entrapped, frozen, dispirited troops on the ground."
The tragic tale of how the arrogance of a general led to disastrous consequences for the American troops in North Korea in 1950. Read full book review >