Search Results: "Manfred Mitze"


BOOK REVIEW

PINK LOTUS by Manfred Mitze
Released: March 14, 2013

"A picaresque tale of personal conviction and compassion."
A disaffected German comes of age and sets out on a lifelong journey to discover himself through sex, drugs and, ultimately, spirituality in Mitze's novel. Read full book review >

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KANT by Manfred Kuehn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A gathering and evaluation of some important data—but it's not for the casual reader."
For the dedicated and persistent, this "first full-length biography of . . . philosopher Immanuel Kant in over 50 years," attempts to humanize the man long pictured as having no life outside the mind. Read full book review >

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AMSTERDAM by Manfred Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Another inviting and instructive Companion from Whereabouts."
Readers' groups ought to check out this publisher's series of geographically focused anthologies, which offer lively piecemeal portrayals of various faraway places in attractive, inexpensive volumes. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1992

"A feast for fans, perhaps, but repetitive and relatively plotless for the rest."
A ponderous family epic of taming the prairie in northwestern Iowa, with skeletons in the closet and heavy breathing in the hayloft, from veteran heartland yarnspinner Manfred (No Fun on Sunday, etc. etc.). Read full book review >

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AN ANATOMY OF SKEPTICISM by Manfred Weidhorn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"An old-fashioned intellectual search for truth, “unwilling to settle for rumors, unexamined assumptions, urban myths, folk tales and tall tales, wish-fulfillment, flattery of self or tribe, propaganda, and just plain misunderstanding.”"
Weidhorn (English/Yeshiva University) conducts a survey of the state of knowledge in some non-scientific disciplines and reveals widespread uncertainty behind the mask of quotidian certitude. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1997

"The largely uninterpreted data of the interviews effectively re-creates for readers the feelings of fragmentation and loss of bearings the interviewees knew firsthand. (34 b&w photos, not seen)"
These probing interviews with German-Jewish survivors of Nazi Germany, most of them current or former residents of Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood, will bring readers as close as memory can to the life in extremis led by Jews in Germany between 1933 and 1945. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORILLAS by Paul Hermann Bürgel
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Organizations to write for more information; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An attractive addition to the ``Nature Watch'' series, with the authors' appealing color photos on every page showing these endangered primates—found only in the central African countries of Rwanda and Zaire—feeding, grooming, playing, resting, and caring for their babies. Read full book review >

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ALMOST A FOREIGN COUNTRY by Manfred Wolf
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A meandering, thought-provoking series of essays that will appeal to memoir and social-history fans."
A collection of columns reflecting love, life and old age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2006

"Satisfying to information seekers, but disappointing to those in search of a good read."
A detailed history of a group of Protestant German pioneers in the Holy Land. Read full book review >