Search Results: "Mirko Gabler"


BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET SOUP by Mirko Gabler
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A fine debut, sure to delight young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Czech-born designer brews up an intriguing Halloween-y broth: When the teacher assigns making alphabet soup as homework, the new green students, twins Gurgla and Blog, rush home to get started—shadowed by classmate Zack, an ordinary boy who is curious about their mother, a witch. Read full book review >

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THE ICE-COLD HEAVEN by Mirko Bonné
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A compulsively readable adventure yarn, all the more so for being based on real events."
A young stowaway becomes an integral part of Shackleton's 1914 attempt to cross the South Pole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 1998

Cultural historian Gabler (An Empire of Their Own, 1988; Winchell, 1994) addresses a favorite subject of the punditocracy—the leaching of entertainment values into every aspect of modern culture—refreshingly, without moralizing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Gabler's remarkable biography lends Mickey's creator new dimensions and sets the standard for future biographies."
Monumental life of the contradictory impresario who founded a powerful entertainment empire and, for better or worse, "helped establish American popular culture as the dominant culture in the world." Read full book review >

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BARBRA STREISAND by Neal Gabler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A worthy book, particularly for readers unfamiliar with any of the full-length Streisand biographies."
In the latest in the Jewish Lives series, an experienced biographer delves into Barbra Streisand's psyche. Read full book review >

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WINCHELL by Neal Gabler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Gabler's book is timely, incisive and, for the most part, a good read."
A dauntingly complete portrait of the one of the most powerful and significant figures in American journalism. Read full book review >

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TICKET TO RIDE by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines plot, but the cutesy preoccupation Neel (O Gentle Death, 2001, etc.) lavishes on class, and her maternal indulgence of the heroine, may undermine the appeal for all but like-minded, full-blooded English nationals."
A primer on why even attorneys should avoid illegal immigrants. Read full book review >