Search Results: "Leonard Mustazza"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"If he ever writes a Sinatra book, it will be one to look for."
This collection of 18 essays (including a 1945 plea for racial harmony by Sinatra himself), 13 of them new, is a mixed bag of superb musical and technical insight, interesting cultural studies analysis, and pure blather. Read full book review >

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BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO LIFE by Leonard Kriegel
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Kriegel (Literature/CCNY; Quitting Time, 1982, etc.), crippled by polio at summer camp in 1944, wrestles with what it means to be "condemned to adulthood"—in 14 vengeful essays previously published in Partisan Review, The Nation, etc. "Until I met up with my virus, I was a monotonously average eleven-year-old boy," writes the Bronx-raised author. Read full book review >

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BEETLE BOY by M.G. Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Overall, a charming and (at times) affecting romp through beetle land. (entomology dictionary) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young teen searches for his father with the assistance of unusual beetles in British documentarian Leonard's debut novel, a series opener. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM TODDLER HELL by Joan Leonard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 1991

"Leonard's hard-won cheerfulness makes this surprisingly reassuring reading for apprehensive mothers-to-be, and promises to brighten up naptime for some mothers-in-the-trenches as well."
Sharp, funny, cautionary memoirs of a thirtysomething free- lance writer (Parents, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEATLENESS by Candy Leonard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A welcome—though by no means essential—sociocultural study for the Beatlemaniac bookworm.
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Sociological study of first-generation Beatles fans and how the Fab Four shaped ordinary Americans' lives over a six-year period. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Captivating, though necessarily speculative."
Sensitive, respectful inquiry into the life of a now-famous slave potter. Read full book review >

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THE TONTO WOMAN by Elmore Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Still, these lean and stirring action stories are among the best of Leonard's long career."
Superb rawhide shoot-'em-ups from Leonard's early years that not only stand tall beside his bestselling crime fiction (Out of Sight, 1996, etc.) but might even revive the moribund western literary genre. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1993

"A first-rate resource from which even lifelong fans will learn something new."
Veteran sports journalist Koppett (Sports Illusion, Sports Reality, 1981, etc.) breaks new ground with this massive study of baseball managers from the 1840's to the present. Read full book review >

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DISSOCIATED STATES by Leonard Simon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1994

"Simon (The Irving Solution, Reborn) steers his tiny cast through a dozen creepy twists that'll make your flesh crawl without threatening to linger in your mind—and enough Oedipal fantasies for a psychoanalysts' convention."
New York psychiatrist Jacob Silver is treating a stockbroker for disabling headaches; across town, his wife Claire Baxter, also a psychiatrist, is seeing a gifted sculptor with memory loss. Read full book review >