Search Results: "Martin A. Lee"


BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN FINDS A WAY by T.H. Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Mundane illustrations aside, this extended play on words is likely to spark both discussion and rumination. (Picture book. 10-13)"
A traveler finds many Ways to follow and to share before finding one of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUCH A LIFE by Lee Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Martin is an expert memoirist willing to explore every remembered utterance for emotional weight, though at times he keeps the reader at too far a distance."
A novelist explores his rural, dysfunctional upbringing for hints of the writer he would become. Read full book review >

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BIRD IN A CAGE by Lee Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"The mix is much as before in the 11th of this serieslots of homey touches and more than a bit of Deb's rashness and self- probingbut the easy style and unhackneyed background make it one of Martin's better efforts."
The circus world becomes the focus of Fort Worth's police Detective Deb Ralston (Inherited Murder, 1994, etc.) when she and husband Harry witness the fatal plunge of trapeze artist Julia Sarana Gluck during a night out at a posh new restaurant-nightclub. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAST REAWAKENS by Martin A. Lee
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 1997

"Many will disagree with Lee's interpretation of recent events, but no one committed to liberal democracy will find reason to be complacent. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Readers not obsessed with Nazis may lose sight of disturbing trends in this volume's mass of tedious details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The author provides plenty of interesting material, but sometimes it's laid on a little too thick. Readers will understand very quickly that pot should be legal and that it's not the scourge that square politicos have made it out to be."
Everybody must get…well, hip to the history of hemp and all the hobgoblins that made it heinous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"This book also suffers from its screenplay origins—it doesn't read nearly as well as it plays—but it is a worthy albeit idiosyncratic window on American film and its shaping influence on a major director. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
An engaging and lavishly illustrated look at American film, from the master director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY MARTIN by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Martin's star quality prevails."
Affectionate but not airbrushed portrait of the Broadway diva who got her first big break with a naughty Cole Porter song but flew into legend in a children's classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAN MARTIN by Michael Freedland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"Dino light and lively; anyone seeking a probing look at the life of Dean Martin should look elsewhere—probably at Nick Tosches's Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992)."
A biography of singer-actor Martin that has the pace, diffidence and depth of one of Martin's T.V. variety shows. Read full book review >

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MARTIN FROBISHER by James McDermott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Intriguing if long-winded. (4 b&w maps and charts)"
The first major biography of the early English explorer since William McFee's widely purchased 1928 Life of Sir Martin Frobisher. Read full book review >