Search Results: "Mort Drucker"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITEFISH WILL RIDES AGAIN! by Arthur Yorinks
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Adding another spicy dimension are Drucker's Mad magazine characters, who—now almost 40 years old—seem like old friends. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
Whitefish was a cozy little frontier burg, all because Sheriff Whitefish Will ruled the roost with a well-muscled, but gentle, hand. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Well-intentioned but a chore."
An outraged screed against dissembling politicians, a benumbed public and a corporatized media that enables both. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER IN PARADISE by John Mort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 1999

"Intelligent, sensitive, and unflaggingly honest: a novel deserving of its place among the chronicles not only of that war but of its era."
A never exaggerated and always engaging first novel that explores the whole of a Vietnam GI's life, by Kirkus contributor and former Booklist editor Mort (the collections Tanks, 1987;The Walnut King, 1990, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF COCHISE by Terry Mort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Readers with an interest in the subject would do better to begin with David Roberts' far superior Once They Moved Like the Wind (1993)."
Second-tier, oddly old-fashioned military history by former naval officer Mort (The Hemingway Patrols, 2009). Read full book review >

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HEMINGWAY AT WAR by Terry Mort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Entertaining but too short on facts to deliver on its promise."
An attempt to fill a gap in an otherwise thoroughly examined life. Read full book review >

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THE MONET MURDERS by Terry Mort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Stretches of moderately brisk dialogue are punctuated by absolute clunkers, like Mort's description of Ethel, who 'resembled a fire hydrant in both length and shape.' As Manny might say, there's just too much meshugas here."
Mort, author of volumes about Cochise, Custer, and Hemingway, takes a fictional look at Depression-era Hollywood. Read full book review >

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THIEVES' ROAD by Terry Mort
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Mort's delightful prose will entice readers of history, geography, Native American studies and sociology. All will revel in the feeling of being in the Dakotas at the end of the 19th century."
The history of Gen. George Custer's 1,000-man exploration across 300 miles of Dakota Plains in search of gold. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A lively, thoughtful call to bridge the information gaps that make the world a more dangerous place than it need be."
Having filed dispatches from more than 150 countries in the course of a lengthy career with the AP, Rosenblum (Back Home, 1989, etc.) developed some strong opinions on the state of the news business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG PICTURE by Vanessa Drucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"At least the proportions are right: with Susannah it takes about three sentences."
A second novel by Drucker (Winner Takes All, 1990) that asks the question: Can readers come to love a heroine who on page one gets boffed by her artist boyfriend at a downtown Manhattan subway station and then goes through the rest of the book with a ``sticky crotch?'' After all, the experience puts stains on her suede coat and nearly makes her late for dinner at the East Side palazzo where she keeps house for Emil Papier, a Swiss millionaire art collector. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The world as seen through the window of an idiosyncratic passion, rendered by a raffish pro. (line drawings)"
Genial, offbeat feature writing from the AP correspondent who observed The Secret Life of the Seine (1994) from his own houseboat; now he's got five acres in Provence overgrown with olive trees, and he's smitten with the cult of the olive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A rewarding read about the inner workings of an artistic mind—solid fare for Hemingway enthusiasts looking for a fresh perspective."
A unique biography of Ernest Hemingway's World War II experience. Read full book review >