Search Results: "Lisa Pulitzer"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A Horatio Alger tale shaded with Shakespearean darkness."
The spectacular rise of Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), from his humble origins as the son of a Jewish merchant in Hungary to his position as the most powerful journalist and publisher in the world. Read full book review >

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PULITZER by Denis Brian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A solid biography, of interest to students of journalism and American history."
A well-told life of the early media tycoon, whose influence—though not his empire—has endured to the present. Read full book review >

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LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A chilling but illuminating account of the inner workings of a hate group and Drain's ultimately successful struggle to free herself."
The inside story of a small hate group that captured big headlines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"A worthwhile read for true-crime fans and followers of the case, but those looking for insight into the mind of a killer will be disappointed."
A thorough, journalistic recounting of two crimes, five years apart, linked by the same alleged perpetrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

"A frequently illuminating study that should prove useful to neophyte reporters—but hardly Pulitzer Prize material. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
In a thought-provoking, if uneven, exposÇ, Bates, former general news editor of The Seattle Times, uses the stories of three Pulitzer candidates to dissect the Pulitzer mystique. Read full book review >

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THE PULITZER PRIZES 1990 by Kendall J. Wills
Released: Nov. 12, 1990

Fourth volume in the annual series, and once again the work—articles, commentary, criticism—proves exemplary. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW CATCHER by Hipolito Acosta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A gut-wrenching law-enforcement yarn, simultaneously frightening and uplifting."
Aided ably by freelance journalist Pulitzer (co-author: Mob Daughter, 2012, etc.), an officer with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service recounts his undercover exploits along the border. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Readable but neither scintillating nor illuminating."
Gravano's dishy tell-all about growing up in the shadow of her father, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Despite the uneven prose, readers with an interest in the psychology of religion, among other subjects, will find this rare insider's account to be of value—less so than Lawrence Wright's Going Clear (2013), but of value all the same."
An ex-member of Scientology's inner elite bolts—understandably, to trust this undistinguished but still valuable memoir. Read full book review >

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I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >