Search Results: "Martin Gay"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1996

"The Gays know they can't cover it all and don't even try to, but this is a good first stop for readers looking for theoretical and practical knowledge, along with background, on an information network that has already changed their lives. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The Information Superhighway ($17.98; April 1996; 112 pp.; 0-8050- 3084-3): The tone is enthralled but the discourse is reasoned in this overview (complete with web site addresses and full-color screen reproductions) of the great technological leaps and lack-of- boundaries that is the ``I-Way'' today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vastly intelligent, comprehensively procured treat for film buffs, gay or otherwise."
Articulate career analyses of five multitalented, openly gay male film directors. 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 >

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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 >

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ENOLA GAY by Mark LeVine
Released: April 1, 2000

"If you've been to one Armageddon, you've been to them all."
Levine is the author of a previous collection of poetry, Debt. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GAY by Stephen O. Murray
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"But despite its ploddingly painful prose, this volume deepens our understanding of gay Americans and their particular challenges."
In this intermittently interesting study, Murray (Latin American Male Homosexualities, not reviewed) analyzes the roots of gay identity in America, focusing on various racial and ethnic differences within the gay community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, Robinson covers an impressive amount of previously unsurveyed ground. (15 photos, not seen)"
Cultural historian Robinson (Humanities/Stanford; Freud and His Critics, not reviewed, etc.) examines provocatively a century's worth of authors whose homosexuality is a central subject of their autobiographical narratives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"A complex character—compassionate, noble, but deeply troubled—sometimes peeks out, but Schaap's gee- whiz prose is as unsubtle as Waddell's diary entries addressed to his infant daughter. (Photos, not seen)"
An unrelentingly shallow biography of the decathlete and physician who founded the Gay Games, incorporating extensive chunks of Waddell's diary from the last five years of his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1992

An insightful and iconoclastic series of essays on gay issues, by Mohr (Philosophy/Univ. of Illinois at Urbana; Gays/Justice, 1990, etc.—not reviewed). Read full book review >