Search Results: "Louis Hyman"


BOOK REVIEW

BORROW by Louis Hyman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."
From an economic historian, a timely look at the evolution of consumer debt in the United States. Read full book review >

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LOUIS by Philip Callow
NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2001

"These stylistic tics, along with strained comparisons with the subjects of Callow's other biographies, suggest that the author is addressing no audience other than himself."
Another literary biography from an English novelist who has taken on Chekhov, Lawrence, and Whitman in the past. Read full book review >

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LOUIS UNDERCOVER by Fanny Britt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An unflinching, delicate portrait of a boy and his broken family. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
As his family falls apart, a young teen boy struggles to approach the girl he admires from afar. Read full book review >

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LOUIS SOCKALEXIS by Bill Wise
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

Capped by a climactic 1897 at-bat against the New York Giants' fireballer Amos Rusie, this short profile highlights the achievements of the first verifiable Native American to play in the Major Leagues. Read full book review >

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LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS by Carol Gelderman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 1993

"Not likely to win Auchincloss new readers, but this short biography will interest his loyal fans, if only to remind them of the scope and depth of his remarkable career. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Like her biographies of Mary McCarthy (1988) and Henry Ford (1980), Gelderman's latest is, at best, a competent sketch of a complex figure. Read full book review >

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LOUIS XIV by Ian Dunlop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Rich in detail, plodding in pace. (24 pages b&w photos)"
A lavish but sluggish life of the Sun King (1638-1715) by architectural historian and biographer Dunlop (Marie-Antoinette, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS ARMSTRONG by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 1997

"The presence of Armstrong's unique voice turns what might have otherwise been a routine biography into a grand success. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This look at the life of one of this century's great personalities eschews meticulousness in its musical analysis in favor of a complete look at the man himself. Read full book review >

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LOUIS AGASSIZ by Christoph Irmscher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Irmscher makes a convincing case that this egotistical, often wrongheaded figure deserves his reputation as a founder and first great popularizer of American science."
A thoroughly satisfying biography of the almost but not quite forgotten Swiss-born Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), who moved to the United States in 1846 to become a combination of educator, media star and beloved science guru. Read full book review >

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JOE LOUIS by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Backmatter includes additional interesting facts about Louis's life and the author's sources. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Adler and Widener offer a straightforward, beautifully illustrated biography of the legendary boxer. Read full book review >

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG by Louis Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"This collection transcends jazz and conventional grammar, revealing the humor and spirit of a legendary entertainer. (29 halftones)"
These writings from jazz great Louis Armstrong swing with the same warmth, rhythms, and inventive phrasing that made his music so popular. Read full book review >

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JOE LOUIS by Randy Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"All legendary athletes should hope for treatment by such capable, compassionate hands."
A sympathetic, moving life of the Brown Bomber by veteran cultural historian and biographer Roberts (History/Purdue Univ.; The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOUIS XIV by Anthony Levi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"General readers may prefer to dip into the pages of Laclos or Hugo for a taste of the time. Levi's take is mainly for specialists."
A slow-moving, thorough life of the French monarch by a noted literary historian. Read full book review >