Search Results: "Michael Dobbs"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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MAISIE DOBBS by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Prime candidate for a TV movie."
A romance/investigation debut novel set firmly in the spiritual aftermath of WWI. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2012

"A confident and rewarding survey of a hinge point in 20th-century history."
A close look at one of the most consequential six-month periods of the last century. Read full book review >

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WALL GAMES by Michael Dobbs
Released: Jan. 31, 1990

How the Berlin Wall really came down: an ill-timed fictional peek behind the scenes in a Germany slouching toward reunification—despite the best efforts of the superpowers to keep the Wall in place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Dobbs succumbs to the temptation of using material derived from his time in Yugoslavia, which does not really fit into his overall theme, and his book is not as profound as David Remnick's Lenin's Tomb, but is well written and highly illuminating."
Theodore White's you-are-there journalism makes its Soviet debut in this gripping account of the last years of the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2008

"Dobbs's careful narrative supposes no prior knowledge of those long-ago events, making it a welcome introduction to that perilous time."
A nuanced account of the events of October 1962, when the Cold War almost ran hot. Read full book review >

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SABOTEURS by Michael Dobbs
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Of great interest to true-crime and WWII buffs."
A suspenseful, well-rendered tale from the forgotten moments of WWII file, recounting a brilliant—but fortunately foiled—Nazi plan to bring mayhem to America's shores. Read full book review >

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CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >