Search Results: "Michael Schumacher"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL EISNER by Michael Schumacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Engaging for both the curious and the ardent fan."
This biography of visionary pioneer Will Eisner (1917-2005) also includes a compact history of the progression from comic books to graphic novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Rings the doorbell on your heart, your brain, and your love of great verse. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Strong, wonderfully absorbing life of Beat bard Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926) that breaks new ground in its critical analyses of the poet's work; by Schumacher (Reasons to Believe, 1988—not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1999

"When it ends and the glazed eyes refocus, you're left with the unsettling realization you've just spent 500 pages on the man who directed One From the Heart. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The director of perhaps the finest film of the past 30 years is presented as erratic, grandiose, and mysteriously boring for so great an artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 10, 2005

"A fastidious history of loss at sea, for casual reader and maritime maven alike."
Just 30 years ago, all hands were lost when, in a howling storm, a huge, seemingly unsinkable ship plunged to the bottom of Lake Superior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A signal contribution to nautical Americana."
Nonfiction veteran Schumacher (Mr. Basketball, 2007, etc.) gives a graphic account of a 50-year-old maritime disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"A compelling portrait of a dynamic and influential man, on and off the court."
Biographer Schumacher (Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, 2005, etc.) turns his eye to a basketball legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSROADS by Michael Schumacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 1995

"Meatier than the average fan bio. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An evenhanded biography that humanizes the guitar hero once dubbed ``God'' by his adoring fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >