Search Results: "Nat Segaloff"


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NATURE
Released: March 1, 1991

"Endpaper maps of coral reefs; glossary; brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A ``New England Aquarium Book'' based on a multimedia show, ``Inside the Giant Ocean Tank,'' that documents the planning and building of a three-story coral environment, home to over 300 species at Boston's New England Aquarium. Read full book review >

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Released: May 31, 1955

"A candid shot of the jazz world with the pull of its most magnetic names and personalities."
Yes, this is The Story of Jazz by the Men Who Made It, but add the ladies and the people who are making it right now and you have a fuller picture. Read full book review >

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JAZZ IS by Nat Hentoff
Released: Sept. 28, 1976

"Since there is no writer who has brought it all together for jazz the way, say, Edwin Denby has for dance, young readers and newcomers might use this book as a catalogue from which future reading and listening can be chosen."
A collection of quotes and anecdotes loosely organized around eleven influential personalities (Ellington, Holiday, Armstrong, Wilson, Mulligan, Davis, Mingus, Parker, Coltrane, Taylor, and Barbieri), some recent developments, and "the political economy of jazz"—a chapter title as misleading as the book's. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"A fascinating case study of the law, capital society, and sexual morality in the mid-Victorian period. (Fourteen b&w illustrations.)"
Sex, power, and crime add up to the ultimate tabloid scandal. Read full book review >

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Released: April 15, 1986

"In the grand scheme of things, Hentoff's life isn't exactly time-capsule material; even so, this jazz buff should learn the difference between memoir-writing and personal horn-blowing."
Jazz critic and social writer Hentoff recalls his early years and formative influences in this stream-of-consciousness memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 1975

"As for the plot, Sam is accused of shaking down a little kid but the real villains—three tough tenth graders who have been victimizing a number of younger boys—break down with such alacrity upon confrontation in the office that it's clear even the author isn't all that interested in his individuals and events."
It seems at first that Hentoff, with his characteristically heavy hand, must be setting you up for an indictment of the anachronistic, dictatorial school that Sam's father heads and Sam, twelve, reluctantly attends. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1985

"But fanciers of naked-city melodrama and down-and-dirty black comedy will find lively diversion here—in Hentoff's large cast of eccentrics and creeps (pimps, junkies, savvy street-kids, quixotic loners, NYPD ratfinks and yes-men), in the garish gobs of rough, multi-accented New York dialogue."
Middle-aged NYPD detective Noah Green, now married to youngish reporter Shannon (Blues for Charlie Darwin, 1982), returns to investigate another batch of gruesome downtown murders. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN HEROES by Nat Hentoff
Released: June 1, 1987

"Index, bibliography."
Eight ease studies and two long biographical profiles introduce real-life teen-agers and adults who have lived the Bill of Rights. Read full book review >

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"The contributors here combine appraisal with appreciation and should certainly find an interested- if not dedicated- audience."
A successor to Hear Me Talkin' To Ya by these editors who have written some of the material here presents profiles of some 21 jazzmen, their lives, their music, and/or both in varying degrees. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1988

"Mean-while, Hentoffs brilliant and engrossing portrait will surprise many liberal Catholics—and provoke many others into a reassessment of the man and his message."
John O'Connor's first four years as the Archbishop of N.Y.C. have often engulfed him in contention and controversy. Read full book review >

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DOES ANYBODY GIVE A DAMN? by Nat Hentoff
Released: March 1, 1977

"Articulate, selective reporting."
Ten years ago, when Hentoff wrote Our Children Are Dying, he introduced Dr. Elliott Shapiro, a Harlem principal of exceptional decency and intelligence who nimbly circumvented the inanities of the New York City school system and welcomed the community into P.S. 119. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"As the world that shaped this paragon fades, the legacy remains, thanks to modern technology and this sympathetic record. (Valuable discography and 26 halftones)"
A relaxed and engaging portrait of the incomparable chamber- music ensemble (1917-67) and its four most important principals, gracefully interwoven into a history of string-quartet playing in America. Read full book review >