Search Results: "Marc Levinson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A cogently argued account that lays bare the similarities and differences between the world today and earlier theoretical shortcomings."
An economic historian challenges both politicians and economists in this account of why the post-World War II economic boom came to an end and what followed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A well-conceived, lively history with obvious contemporary relevance."
An examination of how the A&P food stores dominated American retailing decades before Wal-Mart. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A fascinating, thoughtful, and provocative look at what in the Constitution keeps the United States from being 'a more perfect union.' (timeline, bibliography, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times since its 1788 ratification, but the Levinsons make the reasonable and compelling case that further revision will make it even more efficient and just. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Enchanting indeed—and inspiring as well. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Welcome to a particular type of circus—where the child performers may just change the world "one acrobat, contortionist, and flyer at a time." Read full book review >

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NO BOYS ALLOWED by Marilyn Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A slick journey through well- traveled, much-abused territory; it's hard to care about Cassie's superficially reported woes. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When, by page 15, Cassie decides to keep her father's stamp collection even though she's angrily throwing out all his other possessions, any suspense as to the outcome of this novel of divorce's aftermath is effectively void. Read full book review >

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RUFUS AND MAGIC RUN AMOK by Marilyn Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Despite the rather stiff writing, this is good fun and there are no scary parts, offering a Harry Potter substitute for the younger set. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Rufus comes from a family of witches, or as they prefer to call themselves, "empowered ones," who have to spend time studying, memorizing, and meditating, none of which Rufus wants to do. Read full book review >

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THE SILK CODE by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Levinson's debut is not an entirely successful graduation from stories to novel, but future appearances will be eagerly anticipated."
Science-fiction mystery incorporating one of Levinson's popular stories (first published in Analog) about Manhattan forensic detective Phil D'Amato. Read full book review >

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SIXTY-SIX by Barry Levinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"The Baltimore that Levinson evoked so warmly on film eludes him on paper."
High-school buddies move into the tough world of the late '60s in a weakly plotted debut. Read full book review >

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AN ARGUMENT OPEN TO ALL by Sanford Levinson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A cleareyed description and analysis of the thinking of some of the most iconic figures in the political history of the United States."
Levinson (Law and Government/Univ. of Texas; Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance, 2012, etc.) takes us through each of the 85 essays composing The Federalist, looking both at key arguments in those landmark documents and at their enduring relevance.Read full book review >

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TOMMY DORSEY by Peter Levinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An extensive presentation of life on a bandstand and the man who blew his own horn that will be of special interest to jazz buffs and swing groupies."
"The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the big-band era, was actually a temperamental martinet of the age, says music biographer Levinson (September in the Rain, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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BORROWED TIDES by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"None of this, unfortunately, is compelling or intriguing or even very interesting: a creaky idea given a limply inconclusive, ho-hum workout."
Account of an ill-fated first interstellar voyage, from the author of The Silk Code (1999). Read full book review >

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THE CONSCIOUSNESS PLAGUE by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Some of the angles don't add up, but, still, this is a much-improved outing, with intriguing if far-fetched speculation, solid sleuthing, and agreeably baffling suspects."
More science fiction-ish sleuthing for New York City forensic detective Phil D'Amato (The Silk Code, 1999). Read full book review >