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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >