Search Results: "Kenneth Silverman"


BOOK REVIEW

BEGIN AGAIN by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2010

"Not just an exemplary biography, but a significant contribution to the cultural history of American music."
A Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winner takes on one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2003

"A first-rate, well-balanced blend of personal and cultural history."
A superbly rendered life of the painter, sculptor, and photographer best known for his invention of the electromagnetic telegraph. Read full book review >

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HOUDINI!!! by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Silverman's dense account documents the famous magician's lifelong quest to ensure his reputation—and his metamorphosis from Budapest-born Ehrich Weiss into Harry Houdini, the greatest illusionist of his age. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"A remarkable success: the first major biography of Poe in over 50 years, written with careful skill and great style. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An outstanding new biography by Silverman, whose The Life and Times of Cotton Mather (1983) won a Pulitzer Prize. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ROOTS by Jerry Silverman
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

From a prolific folk-music editor and arranger, one in a series (``Traditional Black Music'') that explores African-American music in depth. Read full book review >

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CASTING LOTS by Susan Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Warm and spiritually engaging."
A rabbi's account of how she helped her two adopted sons from Ethiopia assimilate Jewish cultural traditions and blend into her family. Read full book review >

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TERMS OF SERVICE by Jacob Silverman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"Intelligent, provocative and illuminating in the author's argument that social media companies must examine their ethics and find business models that don't depend on perpetual surveillance of customers."
Freelancer Silverman, a celebrated Jeopardy! champion and contributor to Slate, the Atlantic and other publications, debuts with a deep and disquieting plunge into digital culture.Read full book review >

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KENNETH KRAEGEL: BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS
by Julie Danielson

Most people of all economic stripes, I would venture to say, have had the experience of owning that one piece of clothing that makes them feel utterly comfortable and happy when they wear it. Maybe it fits just right; maybe it has the perfect pockets in just the right places; or maybe they know they look good in it. This ...


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RAISEL'S RIDDLE by Erica Silverman
Released: March 2, 1999

"Graber's illustrations are the perfectly complement, embodying Raisel's transformation from a life of servitude to one of riches 'more precious than rubies.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silverman (The Halloween House, 1997, etc.) tells of Raisel, an orphan girl who is raised by her scholarly grandfather until his death; three wishes from an old beggar woman allow Raisel to attend the Purim play dressed as Queen Esther, where she captures the attention of the rabbi's son. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Not the last word on either artist's creations, but a valuable and timely revision of standard wisdom about the first phase of Modernist art. (198 illustrations, 147 in color)"
A reconsideration of religious elements in the work of van Gogh and Gauguin, who lived together in the French provincial town of Arles for a brief but productive period in both their careers. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING GOD by David Silverman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Silverman's unrelentingly combative tone will likely only appeal to the choir."
An evangelical manifesto to recruit "closeted atheists" to become firebrand activists. Read full book review >