Search Results: "Mort Rosenblum"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"As rich and satisfying as a chocolate cheesecake."
Once a self-confessed "chocolate ignoramus," James Beard Award-winner Rosenblum (A Goose in Toulouse, 2000, etc.) deftly delves into the secrets of the cacao bean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Highly satisfying."
A clear-eyed, affectionate exploration of traditional cuisine's place in the culture and politics of an ever-changing France. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE SEINE by Mort Rosenblum
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Alternating romantic and acerbic tones inspire admiration, if not always envy, for a historically revered culture."
A lively insider's look at life on the Seine from seasoned Associated Press correspondent Rosenblum (Who Stole the News?, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"A forceful and articulate argument for the reproductive freedom of women, and a clear presentation of how RU-486 can help to ensure safe exercise of that freedom. (Twenty-four b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Dubbed the ``abortion pill'' by the media, and the ``death pill'' and a ``human pesticide'' by some of its opponents, RU-486 is, according to this thorough account by its developer, largely misunderstood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETITE MORT by Beatrice Hitchman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"More atmospheric than suspenseful, this is a dark and twisting story replete with unreliable characters as passionate as they are opportunistic."
Hitchman's debut novel blends the glamour of early cinema with a scandal-laden mystery, ideal for Francophiles or lovers of period settings. Read full book review >

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MORT THE SPORT by Robert Kraus
Released: March 1, 2000

"Himmelman's illustrations are full of life and work well with Mort's dizzying predicament to yield a funny, approachable tale of self-discovery. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even for an elephant, Mort has too much on his plate. Read full book review >

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MR. ROSENBLUM DREAMS IN ENGLISH by Natasha Solomons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2010

"A gentle, soft-focus affair that doesn't entirely avoid queasiness and cliché in its efforts to charm."
A Jewish immigrant goes to extreme lengths to become British in a bittersweet, uneven comic debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORT ZIFF IS NOT DEAD by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A wonderful read told with elegant simplicity. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A nostalgic blend of 1960s culture and enduring family dynamics combine in Fagan's humorous yarn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Poignant recollections of one physician's long experience in listening to what people with cancer say—and don't say."
``Listening is the hardest work I do,'' says Rosenblum, a Maryland oncologist. Read full book review >