Search Results: "Martin Duberman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A provocative collection that is thoughtful in both scope and attention to detail."
Selections from the prolific writings of the prize-winning author and dramatist. Read full book review >

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HOWARD ZINN by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommended for readers already smitten with Zinn."
A star-struck biography of the prominent historian and activist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Duberman honors those convictions with interesting insights, but the book would have benefited from a sharper focus."
A grab bag of scholarly essays on aspects of American history and politics. Read full book review >

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HOLD TIGHT GENTLY by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A powerful book that displays both the malice and the nobility of our species."
An acclaimed historian and biographer returns with an intimate history of the AIDS crisis and its devastations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"His book is crippled by the same flaw."
Duberman (History/CUNY) follows up his widely admired Stonewall (1993) with a sequence of gripe-filled autobiographical essays about the decade after the Stonewall riots. Read full book review >

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JEWS QUEERS GERMANS by Martin Duberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"There is much good here but much to wade through."
This earnest historical novel traces an unusual nexus of influential German men behind social and political trends from the late 19th century to the early 1930s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"An evocative rendering of committed lives."
Absorbing dual biography of two gay writer-activists who helped shape America's left-wing radical community in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL by Martin Duberman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 1993

"An important and absorbing addition to gay studies. (B&w photos—not seen)"
An engrossing—and long-overdue—look at one of the seminal events in the history of gay activism: the Stonewall Riots of June 27-July 2, 1969. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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MARTIN DRESSLER by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"It might be another of Dreiser's densely packed tales of financiers and titans, written at characteristic white heat, but by an immeasurably more graceful stylist."
A chronicle of obsession, self-indulgence, and, in a curious way, moral growth, expertly poised between realistic narrative and allegorical fable, from the author of such intriguing, if sometimes unduly gossamer, fictions as Edwin Mullhouse (1972) and In the Penny Arcade (1986). Read full book review >