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 TO THE RESCUE by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Over-the-top action that will keep readers turning pages. (Adventure. 9-12)"
During her attempt to save her father, a teen spy uncovers an assassination plot. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"A necessary, fresh, straightforward read for all ages, since life, as Bernstein bluntly states, is a process of coming-of-old-age."
A geriatrician's lively guide to living well after 60. Read full book review >

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ALL SIMPLE THINGS BUT TIME by Howard Bernstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2014

"A slim volume of short poems packed with delightful insights both rueful and celebratory."
Powerful yet gentle musings on the nature of growing old. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2007

"And as to Vince Foster, and Whitewater, and rumors of Sapphic revels, and vengeful calculation, and overweening ambition? Never fear: They're all to be found in Bernstein's revealing, admiring, often surprising book."
A layered, thoughtful, critical biography of the woman who, at this writing, seems poised to become the 44th president of the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1994

"A sophisticated, tough-minded examination of the newest fault line in late 20th century American culture. (Author tour)"
From New York Times reporter Bernstein (Fragile Glory, 1990), a stinging attack on multiculturalism, a ``messianic political program...[that] does not take kindly to true difference.'' Just as the egalitarian ideals of the French Revolution fell into a dÇrapage (slide) that led to the Reign of Terror, Bernstein avers, so the civil-rights revolution has lurched into a leftist intolerance that is contradictory to its professed pluralistic ideals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A diligent scholar pursues a subject given to theories of exploitation and dehumanization, but intriguing any way you look at it."
An investigation of the Western male's age-old attraction to Asian women. 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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Released: Feb. 15, 1989

"While self-indulgent and disjointed in certain respects, the result of his devotion presents a moving and human record of activists who (though casualties of an American Inquisition) showed considerable grace under intolerable pressure."
An effective and affecting evocation of a Kafkaesque period in US history, which caused more lasting harm than the better-remembered but shorter-lived McCarthy era. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Bernstein's prose is sharp and his profiles are sensitive, but we are left wanting to know more about his own family's struggles with homophobia."
A compelling portrait of straight parents involved in the gay rights movement. Read full book review >