Search Results: "Larry J. Sabato"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Provocative reading for this semicentennial year."
Half a century later, Lee Harvey Oswald's bullets still reverberate, as Sabato (Politics/Univ. of Virginia; Pendulum Swing, 2012, etc.) recounts in this thoughtful consideration of John Kennedy's life and afterlife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 1991

"Informative and timely, especially in light of the William Kennedy Smith and Chuck Robb cases—but dimmed by an anemic style and pedestrian conclusions."
A critical, yet ultimately plodding analysis of the media's fixation on gaffes and scandals, from Univ. of Virginia government professor Sabato (PAC Power, 1984; The Rise of Political Consultants, 1981). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Exhaustive but workmanlike, this will be of interest to academics and hard-core Civil War buffs. (maps, photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club selection)"
The first full-length history of this epic Civil War battle in two decades delivers Homeric gore minus the sweep and poetry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 1993

"A complex tale lacking in narrative drive—but of interest for its Oresteian picture of a family bent on self-destruction. (Photos)"
Lackluster, overcomplicated chronicle of patricide and matricide in southern California. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

Judgment at Nuremberg was far messier than the public suspected at the time, according to this American prosecutor's pungent view of the controversial trial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS by Ernesto Sabato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Heavy-going."
A dense and often leaden novel by Argentinean writer Sabato (On Heroes and Tombs, 1981) that comes to life—and that only momentarily—in the last 40 or so pages. Read full book review >

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ALEPPO TALES by Haim Sabato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"In all, a thoughtful and affecting addition to the literature of the Diaspora."
Three novella-length tales chronicle a devout family whose experiences parallel recent Jewish history. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A vivid narrative of faith, but, by its very nature, limited in scope and appeal."
Israeli novelist Sabato (Aleppo Tales, 2004, etc.) portrays a simple man living an uneventful life of piety. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >