Search Results: "Marlene Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

MARLENE by C.W. Gortner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"An ambitious but occasionally overbroad account of the life of the German-American star whose life spanned continents, wars, and nearly an entire century."
International movie star Marlene Dietrich relates her eventful story in a first-person fictional account. Read full book review >

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MARLENE by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2011

"A poetic and indelible portrait of the great star."
Prolific biographer Chandler (I Know Where I'm Going: Katharine Hepburn, a Personal Biography, 2010, etc.) delivers an evocative portrait of film icon Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), perhaps cinema's ultimate manifestation of the mysterious, dangerous, unknowable woman. Read full book review >

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PAUL NEWMAN by Elena Oumano
Released: April 18, 1989

In the celebio sweeps, Oumano's Paul Newman follows Paul and Joanne (1988) by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein, who brought warmth and a light touch to their portrait of a pair of very serious actors. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARLENE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Marshall's refreshing debut has all the trappings of a cozy, right down to the detecting cat, but gets a PG-13 for sexual situations, language, pornography, and bimbos."
A deep chasm seems to run through little Shady Hills, New Jersey. Read full book review >

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MARLENE DIETRICH by Steven Bach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"A great pearl."
Gigantic chef-d'oeuvre: a 600-page life that puts Dietrich before us as no book has ever done and whose writing sets a new standard for celebrity biographies. Read full book review >

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MYRON’S MAGIC COW by Marlene Newman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A deft, daffy, thought-provoking debut for Newman. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this faintly surreal urban episode, young Myron is unwillingly dispatched to buy a container of milk, and returns to his apartment with a huge cow—purchased from a glib blonde, who claims she bought it for a handful of beans before speeding away in a car with three bears. Read full book review >

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PAUL NEWMAN by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2009

"An illuminating look at one of the true greats, full of humor and intelligent analysis—highly recommended."
Portland Oregonian film critic Levy (The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa, 2005, etc.) reckons with the life and work of one of the last great Hollywood icons. Read full book review >

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MARLENE, MARLENE, QUEEN OF MEAN by Jane Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"With its heart on its sleeve, this offering falls short of other, better picture books that come out swinging against bullying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A heartfelt, albeit heavy-handed, treatise against bullying is delivered in plodding rhyming verse. Read full book review >

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MARLENE DIETRICH by Maria Riva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 1993

"No Mommie Dearest—though reviewers may point their fingers—but grand stuff. (Photographs—217—not seen.)"
It seemed unlikely that Steven Bach's masterful Marlene Dietrich (1992) could be bettered, but for sheer intimacy and readability (though not scholarship), Dietrich's daughter has done it here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A compelling examination of a simple song's enormous psychological and political power."
The story of World War II's accidental megahit, a song surpassingly popular with troops of all stripes. Read full book review >

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FOR YOU, LILI MARLENE by Robert Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Donne notwithstanding, the youthful Peters emerges as a narrow, self-absorbed island in the sea of destruction and human misery that engulfed the Continent before the guns fell silent. (13 b&w photos, not seen)"
Vapid reminiscences of rear-echelon service with the US Army during WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEWMAN RESIDENT by Charles Swift
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"Why can't all thrillers be this satisfying?"
Swift's bracing debut thriller envisions a New York where career-minded parents allow fascist institutions to raise their children. Read full book review >