Search Results: "Martin Duberman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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: 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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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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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: 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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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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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ABC by Susi Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"If older volumes of simple alphabet books have seen better days, this one will fill the bill for a replacement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This alphabet of the animal kingdom has a Victorian-scrapbook feel. Read full book review >

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ABC USA by Martin Jarrie
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 15, 2005

"EWSLUGp2004, illustrated by Ann Boyajian, is only the latest of several more reliable sources. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Using long, stylized figures on chipped-paint backgrounds for a folk-art look, Jarrie tours common US sights, locales and symbols in this alphabetical showcase. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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