Search Results: "Louis P. Masur"


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TALK ABOUT A DREAM by Christopher Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A fascinating addition to the growing shelf of Springsteen studies, probably best read in doses."
A career-spanning collection of interviews with The Boss. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"Profusely detailed rendering of the early-20th-century's melting-pot urban society and the national sport's place in it. (32 b&w illustrations)"
A celebration of baseball's first post-season championship, later known as the World Series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A moving reminder of a painful episode in American history."
The history behind the 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of an enraged white man lunging to spear a black man with a pole holding the American flag. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2012

"A moving, accessible portrayal of Lincoln as a deeply humble, strangely physical presence who spoke in oracular parables."
In a scholarly examination of the Emancipation Proclamation, Masur (American Studies and History/Rutgers Univ.; The Civil War: A Concise History, 2011, etc.) reveals the intensive intellectual development and political debate behind President Lincoln's resolve. Read full book review >

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1831 by Louis P. Masur
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An intelligent and imaginative historical essay with a few pieces missing."
A history of one year in the United States. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S LAST SPEECH by Louis P. Masur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"A concise, useful analysis of Lincoln's generous hope for postwar America, seen against the failures of the actual Reconstruction that followed."
Historian Masur (American Studies/Rutgers Univ.; The Civil War: A Concise History, 2011, etc.) explores Abraham Lincoln's views on national reconciliation.Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Engaging eyewitness pieces—often very oddly grouped together—that nonetheless elicit admiration, wonder and gasps of surprise."
Three journalists present a sequel to their Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns (2011) with a motley collection of pieces dating back to the 19th century. Read full book review >

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MARVIN REDPOST by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"The story hums along with its own cheerful energy, much like Marvin himself. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third grader Marvin Redpost returns (Why Pick on Me?, 1993, etc.) in the fifth book in this Stepping Stone series. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T TELL JOKES by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Still, Gary is a likable, completely good-hearted boy who turns out to be refreshingly frank about his own shortcomings. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Gary "Goon" Boone tells jokes instead of having conversations; almost everyone—parents, teachers, schoolmates—is tired of him. Read full book review >

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MARY BLOOM by Louis Toscano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An often engaging but overlong mystery."
In Toscano's (TripleCross, 1990) debut mystery, a reporter investigates the death of a woman who may have had ties to Cuban revolutionaries—and John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO WAS LATE by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 1993

"Often compelling if also frequently mannered: American saga of an immigrant's rise to the outward trappings of a patrician elegance, confidence and wealth, while the empty winds of hollowness and despair visit the heart inside."
Begley's prize-winning Wartime Lies is followed by this fastidiously (and sometimes artificially) crafted novel that chronicles the life—and the death by suicide—of a talented and successful man who was born a Central European Jew, survived WW II, and emigrated to America with his parents in 1947. Read full book review >