Search Results: "Nathaniel Frank"


BOOK REVIEW

AWAKENING by Nathaniel Frank
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2017

"Frank's strikingly detailed, essential reportage reminds readers of the gay community's enduring fight for equality."
A diligent archive of gay marriage equality from its roots as a hopeful pipe dream to its realization as a civil right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Frank builds a solid case that the ban on gays in the military is not only wrong, it is endangering the country."
Wide-ranging critique of the U.S. military's controversial policy. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHY READ <i>MOBY-DICK</i>? by Nathaniel Philbrick
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"On that front, mission accomplished: Philbrick is an enthusiastic salesman for a sometimes daunting novel."
A slim celebration of the elements of a literary masterpiece—and its moody, obsessive author. Read full book review >

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THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM by Nathaniel Branden
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Inflated and repetitious."
Yet another rehash of his favorite subject from Branden (How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, 1987, etc.), a monthly columnist for New Woman magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPINNING HISTORY by Nathaniel Lande
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"Military history unfortunately propelled by the author's insistent imagery."
A journalist portrays World War II as a grand theatrical production. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2006

"A remarkably sensitive account: 21st-century readers could ask for no more insightful reinterpretation of America's founding myth."
Known for his special talent with a sea story, National Book Award-winner Philbrick (Sea of Glory, 2003, etc.) here uses the Pilgrims' perilous Atlantic crossing as mere prelude to an even more harrowing tale of survival in an alien land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A well-balanced consideration of both the promise and problems involved in the scientific search for human betterment."
A presentation of two sides of the complex history of eugenics: eradicating disease and improving the human race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2005

"A concise and readable look at real-world environmental challenges."
How one American river, the Connecticut, became a focus for often misplaced environmental zeal, political maneuvers of the best and worst kind, hope and suspicion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAYOR’S TONGUE by Nathaniel Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A debut novel that will appeal most to punch-drunk bibliophiles."
A loopy play on literary life from Paris Review editor Rich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Released: April 2, 2013

"An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege."
A mathematician with a combination of unusual gifts sees the worst coming in this strange rumination on catastrophe prediction. Read full book review >

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Nate and the Horseshoe Crabs by Nathaniel Newton
Released: March 11, 2014

"A facile, fairly conflict-free picture book with charming character design and enough science facts to inspire animal lovers to research further."
Several bird friends overcome their reluctance to help unfamiliar animals in a colorful but lightly plotted picture book by debut author/illustrator Newton. Read full book review >