Search Results: "Kristin Gore"


BOOK REVIEW

GORE by Bob Zelnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 1999

"A hatchet job that would elicit a smile of admiration from Lizzie Borden."
Forced to leave ABC News in 1998 because he was working on this tendentious book, Zelnick (Backfire: A Reporter's Look at Affirmative Action, 1996) hacks away at Vice President Albert Gore Jr. Read full book review >

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SAMMY’S HOUSE by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2007

"Despite a few wicked sparks (the reality show starring the ex-president is priceless), Gore's satire is more affectionate than biting."
In this jokey, sometimes juicy romance-and-politics comedy, the eponymous heroine, who was a senatorial aide in Gore's first novel (Sammy's Hill, 2004), finds herself working in a scandal-ridden White House, territory Al's daughter obviously knows well. Read full book review >

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SWEET JIMINY by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"Flawed, but worth reading for its original story line and pithy dialogue."
A law-school drop-out returns to her ancestral Mississippi town for solace, but becomes embroiled in the investigation of decades-old race murders. Read full book review >

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SAMMY’S HILL by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"High jinks 'n' politics. Whee!"
A mildly hypochondriac but sweet young senatorial aide takes everything mean old Washington can throw at her while giving her all to a possible national program to lower prescription costs for senior citizens. Read full book review >

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BERJI KRISTIN by Latife Tekin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An accomplished debut."
Evocations of contemporary urban life on the margins—in a first US publication from Turkish novelist Tekin. Read full book review >

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RUDDY GORE by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"No Gilbert and Sullivan operetta is more convoluted than this tale, though it's still worth reading for the theater lore."
Chasing off a gang that's attacking a Chinese lady and her grandson is only the prelude to a most unusual evening at His Majesty's Theater in Melbourne. Read full book review >

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GORE VIDAL by Fred Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A rich chronicle of a celebrated career not yet in past tense. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
Although Kaplan has declared, "I prefer my subjects dead," such as Dickens (1988) and Henry James (1992), he more than rises to the task in this lively biography of the prolific, controversial author. Read full book review >

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AL GORE by Betty Burford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite the clear bias in her subject's favor, Burford gives a fine account of the Vice President's career to date. (Chronology; chapter notes; further reading; index; b&w photos) (Biography. 11+)"
It's hard not to like Al Gore—he seems such a genuinely nice guy—and this homage does nothing to sully his fine reputation. Read full book review >

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Released: April 26, 1962

"No book for hurried reading, this brilliant study will appeal to discerning readers both North and South; it belongs in public and university libraries, and in all comprehensive collections of American literary criticism."
In this long and challenging book Edmund Wilson presents a critical analysis of the works of some 30 men and women, novelists, generals, poets; politicans, diarists, who saw the Civil War at first hand and who wrote of what they saw. Read full book review >

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INVENTING AL GORE by Bill Turque
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2000

"A fluid, intelligent biography—both comprehensive and comprehending. (20 b&w photos, not seen) (First serial rights to Newsweek)"
A balanced and insightful account of the life of the Vice President from a Washington correspondent for Newsweek. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Somewhat nebulous in focus, this is nonetheless an affecting examination of issues beyond the scope of Lardner's original articles. (Author tour)"
A painful account of a murder, told by a hard-boiled journalist who is also the victim's father. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL GORE VIDAL by Gore Vidal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1999

"Essential work, indeed, and a good deal more fun to read than the work of many other highly esteemed writers who take themselves much more seriously."
It must seem no less galling than appropriate to Norman Mailer that not even a year after the appearance of his own bulky retrospective volume (The Time of Our Time) there arrives this bracing sampler of his formidable old enemy's variegated prose wares: on display—in judiciously mixed proportions—are the complete texts of Vidal's once notorious novel Myra Breckenridge (a then-timely jeu to which the years haven't been kind) and his outrageously savvy JFK-inspired play (The Best Man); choice excerpts from the loosely related fictional revisions of American history that began with Burr and extend (thus far) to Washington, D.C., and middling ones from other novels varying in quality from apprentice-like (The City and the Pillar) to dizzyingly inventive (Duluth) and urbane (Julian). Read full book review >