Search Results: "Leonard Bernstein"


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THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN LETTERS by Leonard Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Bernstein emerges as highly literate, compassionate, astonishingly busy and gifted almost beyond measure."
Nearly 60 years of revealing letters to and from the composer of West Side Story, a musical colossus who stood with one foot on Broadway, the other in whatever of the world's symphony halls he wished. Read full book review >

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SPY-IN-TRAINING by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An action-packed series opener with plenty of room for improvement. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Accustomed to being ignored, a middle child finds herself in the center of an espionage operation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fascinating and memorable account of a life and times difficult to imagine today. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2000

An odd mix of conversational commentary and detailed historical documentation that presents an account of burgeoning British imperialism in India. Read full book review >

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RACHEL IN THE WORLD by Jane Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A bracing testimony—not at all self-flattering—to parental love and advocacy."
Refreshingly unsentimental, wrenchingly candid sequel to the author's previous memoir about her developmentally challenged daughter, Loving Rachel (1988). Read full book review >

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The Israeli Social Decline by Arik Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2016

"A thoughtful, if not always entirely clear, account of the State of Israel."
A sweeping reflection on the dangers posed to Israel by moral decline, and some possible solutions. Read full book review >

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CHINA 1945 by Richard Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A nuanced hindsight assessment that expertly pursues the historical ramification of roads not taken."
Journalist Bernstein (The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters, 2009, etc.), who was the first bureau chief in China for Time, uses his considerable expertise on the Chinese Revolution to create this immensely readable account of how the United States "lost" China to the communists and who was ultimately at fault: the Americans, the Soviets or Mao?Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Nell Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"The combination of muckraking research and absolutism make the book passionate and convincing as advocacy, though conservative readers may be less moved."
An investigation of the American juvenile justice system, seen as too fundamentally corrosive to be reformed. Read full book review >

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HOTTIE by Jonathan Bernstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Though this one-joke paperback original goes on a little too long, seasoned chick-lit readers are bound to enjoy this Malibu-Barbie-makeover of a traditionally men-in-tights trope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Firestarter meets The O.C. in this mindlessly fun superhero send-up. Read full book review >

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MY WAY by Charles Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"For, as Bernstein so eloquently shows and tells us, 'Language, along with outer space, is the last wilderness.'"
paper 0-226-04410-6 An imaginative mensch fruitfully complicates poetry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"So readers will be rewarded to learn what happened to Tom Lehrer as well as to hear about the great and the tragic."
For a change, not just a miscellany of previously published pieces but essays—including two originals—with a couple of underlying themes. Read full book review >

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BODY AND SOUL by Marcelle Bernstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

A contemporary nun from a strict contemplative order in Wales ventures out into the world and within a few months finds earthly love, life's small material pleasures, a career (she saves and runs the family woolen mill), swell clothes, and a decent haircut. Read full book review >