Search Results: "Marc Eliot"


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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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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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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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STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

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CHARLTON HESTON by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entertaining picture of a complicated cinema icon, albeit viewed through rose-colored glasses."
A new biography attempts to understand the many sides of one of the 20th century's most famous actors. 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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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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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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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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TO THE LIMIT by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"If you can take the pervasive atmosphere of cynical, calculating hedonism—that is, if you—re an Eagles fan—you couldn—t ask for a truer portrait. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A comprehensive, sternly opinionated chronicle of the band that embodied with fabulous commercial success the sensibility of Los Angeles in the 1970s. 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 >