Search Results: "Lawrence R. Samuel"


BOOK REVIEW

SHRINK by Lawrence R. Samuel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A lively, if narrow, look at the American century that underplays other aspects of the cultural revolution of the 1960s and '70s."
A cultural historian chronicles the dominant role that Freudian psychology has come to play in our culture. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by David Nokes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Rigorous and scholarly, but an introduction rather than an advancement in knowledge."
A swift life of the author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), whose corporal and hygienic eccentricities matched in uniqueness the brilliance of his mind. Read full book review >

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WAKING SAMUEL by Daniel Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2003

"Decently done but unremarkable: a nicely constructed emotional thriller that doesn't really pay off in the end."
From sportswriter Coyle (Hardball, 1994), a debut about a grief-stricken nurse's attempt to solve the mystery surrounding an amnesiac patient. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL PEPYS by Stephen Coote
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"With skill, humor, and sound scholarship, Coote drags into the foreground a man whom history has carelessly consigned to the background."
A sturdy and occasionally stirring biography of the Restoration bureaucrat and celebrated diarist Pepys (1633-1703). Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Lacks its subject's wit and fire, but displays Johnson in all his grime and glory."
A balanced view of the troubled yet triumphant life of one of literature's and lexicography's not-so-gentle giants. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL ADAMS by Ira Stoll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Justly returns our attention to Adams—though liberal readers will prefer Mark Puls's 2006 biography, which emphasizes his role as a rabble-rousing man of the common people."
Neocon view of the least-known Founding Father, arguing that his religious beliefs fueled his revolutionary ardor and, in today's more secular America, have denied him his due from historians. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL PEPYS by Claire Tomalin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2002

"A fine work of literary and cultural history."
A sparkling, wonderfully readable biography of the English official less well known for his contributions to good government than for his salacious, achingly self-doubtful diaries. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 1977

Why, some will ask, another biography of that print-drenched Englishman, especially so soon after John Wain's acclaimed contribution? Read full book review >