Search Results: "Marc Eliot"


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REAGAN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An enlightening, richly detailed and suggestively disturbing look at the American Dream and one of its truest dreamers."
Eliot (Song of Brooklyn: An Oral History of America's Favorite Borough, 2008, etc.) charts the less-than-stellar career of Ronald Reagan, the actor. Read full book review >

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DOWN THUNDER ROAD by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An undraped and juicy peek at rock's hierophants and hetaeras."
Insider's story of Bruce Springsteen's early career, focusing on his first manager and his ouster after the money started to roll in. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN TITAN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A close, unblinking look at a bright star with some internal darkness."
A veteran biographer of pop-culture icons (Cary Grant, Walt Disney, Clint Eastwood) returns with an account of the astonishing film career of Marion Robert Morrison (1907-1979). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The book is dedicated to Lawrence's fans, who may be startled by the woman they discover within. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A surprisingly charmless memoir by the longtime Carol Burnett Show costar and recent talk show host. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN REBEL by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An adequate reference work, but short on the mystique that makes Eastwood such a compelling subject."
The life and career of the ultimate Hollywood survivor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2001

"Few will mourn the eradication of the violence and drugs that once defined 42nd Street, but neither will they cheer its transformation into a 'big-ticket corporate alley.' (Illustrations throughout)"
"Ground zero for the manufacture, exhibition, and distribution of pornography, drug dealing, pedophilia, prostitution, and violent street crime," the old 42nd Street gets a root-tootin' sendoff. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2008

"A sappily sentimental but nevertheless vital look at America's neighborhood."
Too-easy-by-half portrait of New York City's most famous toehold on the mainland. Read full book review >

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NICHOLSON by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Too tawdry by half and as groundbreaking as a Wikipedia entry."
There is nothing in these pages from celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011) that will come as a surprise to those who have followed the actor through his career and personal life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 8, 1989

Eliot (American Television, 1981; Televisions, 1983; etc.) breathlessly reveals that rock-and-roll musicians are motivated by money and that record companies are profit-making institutions. Read full book review >

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WALT DISNEY by Marc Eliot
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Very readable, actually quite laudable, work. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen)"
Muckraking, unauthorized biography of Disney that nonetheless paints such a rending picture of his childhood and young manhood that one forgives most of his later lapses. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >