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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THE DREAM by Harry Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"A harsh story so filled with anger and bad feeling that reading is tough going."
Lugubrious memoir from the nonagenarian author of The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers (2007). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A groovy blend of meditative and instructive writing."
Journey the road to self-fulfillment through the eyes of a true believer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seems less a memoir, more an autobiographical novel. Caveat lector."
A debut by a nonagenarian who recalls a Romeo-and-Juliet story involving his older, Jewish sister and a Christian boy from across the street. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2001

"Literate and witty, full of memorable moments and keenly observed details: both wonderfully entertaining and highly instructive."
A superbly realized account of travels into Asia Incognita. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2001

"A varied, insightful collection, albeit one steeped in scientific arcana, this will appeal to a select few."
A comprehensible, inviting journey into the inner lives of scientists and the relation of the "merely personal" to outsized realms of thought, from chess computers to cosmology. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2012

"A handy reference for libraries and parents to have on hand when children start needing extra money in their pockets. (Nonfiction. 9 & up)"
An entrepreneur from an early age, Bernstein offers clear and practical advice for young people wanting to raise some extra cash or begin their own entrepreneurial careers. Read full book review >

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GUNS OR BUTTER by Irving Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The author's mastery of historical materials is evident on every page of this useful and welcome book."
A careful, densely detailed account of a troubled administration. Read full book review >

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A PALETTE OF PARTICLES by Jeremy Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2013

"Bernstein delves into some areas that will flummox beginners, but few will resist his accounts of the history, flamboyant geniuses (many of whom he knew personally), and basics of protons, neutrons and electrons that make up the familiar world."
Physicist and prolific author Bernstein (Quantum Leaps, 2009, etc.) applies his fine talents to this short but not simplified overview of subatomic particles. 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 >