Search Results: "Marvin Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

"Eye-opening judgments on an institution that's as much an intensely commercial enterprise as a competitive sport from a sometime mover and shaker who's still calling spades bloody shovels. (Sixteen pages of photos—not seen)"
July 1 (the pub date of the very special text at hand) will mark the 25th anniversary of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Read full book review >

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MARVIN KALB
by Megan Labrise

In December 1955, the State Department offered Marvin Kalb a yearlong assignment abroad, translating Russian newspaper articles into English for the Joint Press Reading Service. He had one day to decide.

“I checked with a few of my colleagues,” Kalb writes in The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956—Khrushchev, Stalin’s Ghost, and a Young American and Russia (he ...


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Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"An imaginative but sometimes scattered genre-hopping novel."
Debut author Amazon presents a sci-fi tale wrapped in fantasy and mystery. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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FANTASTIQUE by Marvin Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"A fine performance by Kaye—the most ambitious and possibly the best of his dozen solo novels."
Kaye's previous credits cover a range from sf (Wintermind, 1982, with Parke Godwin) and mystery (The Soap Opera Slaughters, 1982) to sheer whimsy; his latest is probably best described as a thriller with parapsychological underpinnings. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An intriguing eyewitness historical account rendered in a surprisingly pedestrian manner."
A veteran TV news correspondent's memoir of his first assignment in Russia, which corresponded with Nikita Khrushchev's unprecedented "thaw." Read full book review >

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The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"An often involving but ultimately uneven sci-fi tale."
A sci-fi novel about the pressures of motherhood that transforms into an action thriller about an alien invasion. Read full book review >

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The Transformation of Adam Higgins by Marvin Amazon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2013

"Piques curiosity for the next installment, but too much detail stalls the action."
The wrath of deep-space gods imperils human existence in this fantasy sequel. Read full book review >

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SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS by Marvin Terban
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nonetheless, this unusual work will intrigue children and may whet their appetites for other explorations of language. (b&w illustrations, indexes) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Explanations of the meaning and derivation (where known) of over 600 common expressions (``chew the fat,'' ``mad as a wet hen,'' ``straighten up and fly right,'' etc.). Read full book review >