Search Results: "Leni Rodgers"


BOOK REVIEW

SOMEWHERE ELSE by Leni Rodgers
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"Inspirational historical fiction based one woman's remarkable life and travels."
Based on a true story, Rodgers presents a moving novel that pays tribute to the power of an adventurous spirit. Read full book review >

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LENI by Steven Bach
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2007

"A sad Faustian story that features the artistic triumphs of a woman who figuratively climbed a roof at Auschwitz to get a closer look at the clouds."
A former movie producer and, subsequently, chronicler of Hollywood legends (Marlene Dietrich, 1992) and legendary fiascos (Final Cut, 1985) revisits what a documentary filmmaker once called "the wonderful, horrible life" of cinema's most controversial figure. Read full book review >

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LENI RIEFENSTAHL by Leni Riefenstahl
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Hard to swallow, even with a grain of salt. (Forty pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
A sad and stupendously flat reminiscence by the doyenne of the German cinema, who even now seems unwilling to admit that she backed the wrong horse in 1933. Read full book review >

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RICHARD RODGERS by William G. Hyland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Intelligent, but utterly lifeless. (17 illustrations, not seen)"
Hyland, former editor of Foreign Affairs, continues his exploration of the giants of American popular song, begun in The Song Is Ended (1995), with a biography of the man who may have been the greatest of them all. Read full book review >

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LENI RIEFENSTAHL by Jürgen Trimborn
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Casts a bright light on the dark past of a superb artist who cozied up to killers, got what she wanted and spent the ensuing decades as the queen of denial."
A well-researched, judicious view of the life of the woman whose arresting images of the Third Reich pursued her until her death in 2003, at the age of 101. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 1970

"Once again, it will no doubt be personally promoted, with Her and Her appearances?"
A mother-and-daughter collaboration—black print for D.R., brown for M.R., with conveniently annotated margins re the soi-disant content as well as illustrations—obviously something for both generations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"In his energetic memoir, Rodgers, as was almost always the case with his songs, brings the funk."
One of the heaviest figures from an unjustly maligned musical era tells all, and tells it well. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SISTERS by Joni Rodgers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"It's a slog following these three women through so many pages of depressing action before the slightest bit of sunshine is revealed in an ending that's neither satisfying nor shocking."
A drunk-driving accident has dire ramifications for a tight-knit family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An astute and independent observer's engrossing (albeit unsparing) perspectives on one of the 20th century's genuinely consequential enterprises. (illustrations, not seen)"
An evenhanded and informative history of Boeing, the American airframe manufacturer that bestrides the world of civil aviation like a colossus. Read full book review >

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FREAKY FRIDAY by Mary Rodgers
Released: April 12, 1972

Gregor Samsa's "Metamorphosis" to insect form is no more disconcerting than the opening of Freaky Friday: "When I woke up this morning, I found I'd turned into my mother. Read full book review >

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BONE MUSIC by Alan Rodgers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The delivery, in a rumbling Delta baritone, is convincing; the rest is overwrought and mostly unscary."
A passel of bluesmen, both living and dead, and a thrice-born voodoo child combat demons and bad religion in horror writer Rodgers's hardcover debut. Read full book review >