Search Results: "Lawrence Millman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Light reading for souls who crave small doses of extreme adventure."
Anthology of reports from the edges of human civilization, including 17 new pieces and 6 short works of fiction, from esteemed essayist Millman (An Evening Among Headhunters, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Taken together, this is rather a hodgepodge of experiences that don't quite fit together, but for the uncritical arm-chair traveler these essays are a nice way to spend an afternoon."
In this light and enjoyable collection of previously published essays, the peripatetic Millman visits some of the more remote precincts on the planet and reports on encounters both exotic and bizarre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAWRENCE by Michael Asher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lawrence was perhaps the first international megastar of the century,' Asher suggests, and this rather narrow biography pays due homage. (49 b&w photos)"
A biography of T.E. Lawrence, of the linear narrative, pop-psychology school. Read full book review >

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AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Lawrence Millman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Even those who find the jeremiad too strident should be impressed with the manner by which Millman connects the dots."
A true-crime account of an Arctic mass murder in the 1940s blends subtly with a prophecy about the dangers of cyberaddiction. Read full book review >

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JACOB LAWRENCE by Nancy Shroyer Howard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Unlike The Great Migration (1993), which reads like a quiet walk through a gallery accompanied by the artist, Howard's book is more like a scavenger hunt through the art itself. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Most of Lawrence's works that are covered in this book- -subtitled ``American Scenes, American Struggles''—such as The Great Migration, or the lives of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, involve a series of paintings that chronicle African-American history or create a biographical portrait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Acute and absorbing scholarship. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First installment of an ambitious three-volume biography of D.H. Lawrence; to be followed by volume two (1912-1922, by Mark Kinkead-Weekes) and volume three (1922-1930, by David Ellis), set for 1992 and 1994, respectively. Read full book review >

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T.E. LAWRENCE by Malcolm Brown
Released: May 1, 1989

Correspondence of the legendary warrior/scholar, much of it published for the first time (being newly in the public domain after 50 years of top-secret classification). Read full book review >

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JACOB LAWRENCE IN THE CITY by Susan Goldman Rubin
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Candlewick's Art for Baby (2009) is a far better choice, inasmuch as it is specifically keyed to babies' neural development. (18-36 mos.)"
A child's voice narrates a sequence of ten paintings by the great African-American artist, with an emphasis on rhythm and onomatopoeia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A perceptive, readable work of Laurentiana, though perhaps too late in its own right."
Well-crafted life of the once-famous (or infamous) writer who got much mileage out of shocking the bourgeoisie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 21, 1998

"In MacNiven, he has found a gifted, sympathetic interpreter. (36 b&w photos, not seen)"
Elegant and meticulous, this authorized biography of the author of such literary works as The Alexandria Quartet and The Avignon Quintet is a belletristic treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"She tells it judiciously and well."
Maddox (Nora, 1988) focuses on Lawrence's tumultuous union with a German aristocrat as the major factor goading him to his artistic quantum leaps. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG T.E. LAWRENCE by Anthony Sattin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"A masterful account of the beginnings of a unique man."
Sattin (The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu, 2004, etc.) details the early years of the man who loved the Arabian people and determined to free them from Turkish rule.Read full book review >