Search Results: "Michael Shelden"


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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Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

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ORWELL by Michael Shelden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Occasional glimpses of that unofficial self are, disappointingly, all that Shelden offers. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Believing that Bernard Crick's authorized biography, George Orwell (1981), neglected the writer's inner life, Shelden (Friends of Promise, 1989) set out to discover the secret life that would help to elucidate Animal Farm and 1984. Read full book review >

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MELVILLE IN LOVE by Michael Shelden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Shelden bases his conclusions on correspondence and archival research but often conjectures about what 'must have' occurred. Nonetheless, he offers a provocative portrait of the canonical writer and his world."
How a secret love affair inflamed Herman Melville's fiction. Read full book review >

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YOUNG TITAN by Michael Shelden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Indeed, there are plenty of books about Churchill, period. Shelden isn't of the first rank, but the book holds up well against the competition."
Solid biography covering the first four decades of Winston Churchill's life, marked by both ambition and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Too little light shed on Twain's work and legacy."
A portrait of Mark Twain's final years offers some revisionist history but overloads a potentially compelling narrative with anecdotal minutiae. 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 >

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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 >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >