Search Results: "Nicholas Freudenberg"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A richly detailed account of how corporate power has been used to corrupt health and well-being, along with excellent advice on what readers can do about it."
A call to arms to fight the "corporate consumption complex," offering strategies and resources that can be enlisted in the fight. Read full book review >

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UP THE CREEK by Nicholas Oldland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Storytimers and newly independent readers alike will enjoy this trio's continuing adventures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The bear, the moose and the beaver might be friends, but they can't agree on anything! Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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OLD SCORES by Nicholas Delbanco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 1997

"A moving exploration of a believably passionate love, and of its subtle, powerful, persistent impact on the lives of two stubborn romantics."
A sad, convincing, autumnal tale of love lost, found, and lost again, by old pro Delbanco (In the Name of Mercy, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLAZE by Nicholas Faith
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"'Where there's smoke, there's fire,' the saying goes. But not here. (8 pp. color photos)"
A surprisingly dull description of techniques that investigators employ to determine the causes of fires. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 11, 1989

"The metaphor of the writer writing can wear thin, but, still, this is a solid—if specialized—collection about the disillusions and small epiphanies of the literary life."
Delbanco, author of the Sherbrookes trilogy (Possession, Sherbrookes, Stillness), here offers a second collection of intelligent but surfacey stories (About My Table, 1983), all concerning writers (mostly male) who must accommodate their illusions to reality. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD BUILDER by Nicholas Hershenow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Obviously written from personal experience, but though the author may perceive the beauty inherent in Africa's people and industries, he fails to convey it to the reader."
A labored debut from Hershenow, a former Peace Corps volunteer in 1980s Zaire, offers a prolonged saga of palm-oil harvesting and existential mystery in Africa. Read full book review >

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SMALL RAIN by Nicholas Delbanco
Released: March 10, 1975

"The book with its high-toned blat is also just that kind of experience."
After Fathering, Delbanco's only accessible novel, Small Rain's a steady drizzle of raffine exchanges (French, German, Italian and Latin on every other page), recondite vocabulary stretchers ("He permitted the oxymoronic construction; he used the chiasma in speech"), not so recondite aesthetic referrals (the Brownings, Buddenbrooks) and a little name-dropping of fine foods and wines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Suspenseful, sketchy and somewhat vulgar—these accounts render no one's finest hour."
Dramatic, sordid recap of the most horrendous closing moments of World War II, which "began with the murder of Mussolini and ended with the news that Hitler had killed himself at his bunker in Berlin." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"But for those intrigued by the range of Kirstein's interests, this is a fine introductory volume."
A representative selection of Lincoln Kirstein's written work, with brief introductions by the editor. ``People have trouble figuring out who I am,'' Jenkins quotes Kirstein. ``They can't make out if I'm a P.R. man for the City Ballet, or if it was all some kind of accident, or if I'm just a rich boy who tagged along.'' Kirstein is, of course, the ``visionary patrician who brought George Balanchine to the United States'' and who co-founded the New York City Ballet. Read full book review >