Search Results: "Ken Budd"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Not for readers easily frustrated with wandering thoughts, but a solid introduction to the world of volunteer tourism and a pleasant diversion for those who don't mind a winding road."
A travel memoir, volunteer-style. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1992

"Haute. (Line drawings throughout.)"
From the owner-chef at L.A.'s La Toque restaurant, a selection of recipes for food that the publishers describe, accurately enough, as fresh and sophisticated American-French cuisine. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF LANNY BUDD by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 20, 1953

"But somehow, the plot seems synthetic, the development contrived, and the injection of modern socialism and a new approach to the peace movement arbitrary."
Let's put the cards on the table and confess that it was with something of relief that I accepted O Shepherd, Speak! as the end of Lanny Budd, and that his "return" was unwelcome news. Read full book review >

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RUNNING TO PARADISE by Virginia Budd
Released: April 2, 1989

A first novel about the frenetic amours—and losses—in the life of a generally privileged English woman who died in her 80s. Read full book review >

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MOVING PICTURES by Budd Schulberg
Released: Aug. 1, 1981

"Leisurely and ramblingly informative rather than gripping, then: a grand, funny tinsel-town cornucopia bursting with first-hand, second-hand, and third-hand tales."
Father was optimistic B. P. Schulberg—philanderer, compulsive gambler, publicist (he dubbed Pickford "America's Sweetheart"), scenarist, lieutenant to "Uncle Adolph" Zukor, founder of Preferred Pictures, manager of Paramount, discoverer of Clara Bow, archenemy of L. B. Mayer. Read full book review >

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ON THE WATERFRONT by Malcolm Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"An intriguing episodic account of true crime and survival on New York's outer edges."
A compilation of The New York Sun's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1948-49 series, which uncovered widespread corruption and violence affecting the longshoremen who toiled along the city's crime-ridden waterfront. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A sprint down Memory Lane for fans of sports history, particularly sports controversies."
A once-iconic moment of sports history, now largely forgotten, comes in for a new look. Read full book review >

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WORLD'S END by Upton Sinclair
Released: June 17, 1940

"On the whole, the book is essentially readable, though in retrospect somewhat artificial."
A book which should appeal to the market of the Caldwell, The Eagles Gather — but which is a bit more penetrating and perceptive than that novel. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A familiar story, well-told, and enhanced by the many well-chosen period photographs. (photo credits) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
"In 1875 there were perhaps fifty million of them. Just twenty-five years later nearly every one of them was gone." Read full book review >