Search Results: "Nancy Schoenberger"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 1996

"A sad life and death in Hollywood, but the gossip isn't much and the promising title turns to leaden prose."
A muddled look at the mysterious death of George Reeves, the first Superman, by poets and Hollywood buffs Kashner and Schoenberger (coauthors of A Talent For Genius: The Life and Times of Oscar Levant, 1994). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"A well-researched but critically toothless and ultimately depressing record of epic vulgarity and emotional incontinence."
Vanity Fair and Esquire contributor Kashner and Schoenberger (Creative Writing; William and Mary; Hollywood Kryptonite, the Bulldog, the Lady, and the Death of Superman, 2006, etc.) examine the union of Hollywood actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, larger-than-life figures who inspired the fevered fascination of their public and presaged the current age of media obsession with the private lives of celebrities. Read full book review >

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WAYNE AND FORD by Nancy Schoenberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's nothing groundbreaking here, but compleatist fans of Wayne and Ford will enjoy revisiting the films discussed."
Biography of the two figures, actor and director, who defined the Western film genre. Read full book review >

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LONG LIKE A RIVER by Nancy Schoenberger
Released: May 18, 1998

"A hodge-podge of disparate subjects fills out a volume that should have been slimmed down to its best lyrics."
paper 0-8147-8104-7 Schoenberger's second volume, winner of this year's NYU Press Award for Poetry, derives much of its narrative power and emotional force from her love of rivers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2001

"A capable account, both critical and admiring, that may win Blackwood new readers."
The unhappy life of a jet-setting socialite and intellectual, sympathetically retold. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 1994

"A genuinely thoughtful and entertaining biography that should go far in rebuilding Levant's reputation as a serious musician."
Why does Oscar Levant, memorable mostly for his devastating put-downs, deserve a biography at all, let alone one this long? Read full book review >

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It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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ALL KINDS OF KISSES by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Many bedtime books featuring animal sounds exist, but few are executed with such skill; this one has the potential to become a classic. (Picture book. 1-4)"
That picture-book master for the very young, Caldecott Honoree Tafuri (Have You Seen My Duckling?, 1985), proves the barnyard a fertile setting in her latest offering. Read full book review >

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TUMFORD'S RUDE NOISES by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Well-intentioned, though not well-thought-through. Tum's not worth your time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kitty cat (and human boy stand-in) Tumford Stoutt learns a lesson about rude noises. Read full book review >

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NO FAIR SCIENCE FAIR by Nancy  Poydar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A great book for sharing with classes on many levels, this is both a good primer for science fairs and for skills such as being a good friend, appreciating differences and persistence. (Picture book. 6-9)"
School stories are Poydar's niche, and this latest fits right in, addressing the (n)ever-popular science fair. Read full book review >

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HENRY’S AMAZING IMAGINATION! by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Readers will realize along with Henry's classmates that brightening someone's day with a stretch of the imagination is a gift. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henry's imagination has a way of shanghaiing the truth during show-and-tell. Read full book review >