Search Results: "Michael Dobbs"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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: 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"A valuable contribution to the debates still surrounding some giants of modern science, though the particulars are fairly obscure. Maybe the silly title will draw in a few additional readers."
The tragic story of the father of oceanography. Read full book review >

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Soaring: Living Empowered and Joyful by Matti Dobbs
Released: May 15, 2015

"Timeless staples of spiritual practice enlivened and elevated by a buoyant approach."
Dobbs, a therapist and life coach, offers a road map to a blissful life in her debut self-help book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"A somewhat flawed, yet largely enthralling, story about life on the front lines of journalism."
Veteran broadcast journalist Dobbs tells the behind-the-scenes story of his profession in some of the most dangerous places in the world. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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