Search Results: "Nick Coleman"


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THE TRAIN IN THE NIGHT by Nick Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A disquieting but ultimately resilient reflection on the sound and the fury."
One of the most widely read music journalists in the U.K. loses his hearing and very nearly his mind. Read full book review >

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THE CROCODILE BLUES by Coleman Polhemus
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A bright and breathless outing for which children will happily supply their own commentary. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Digitally generated silhouette art in heavily saturated hues gives this nearly wordless tale spectacular visual punch and, like the plot, has a free-range, improvisational air. Read full book review >

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TRUMPET STORY by Bill Coleman
Released: Feb. 22, 1990

The life of the legendary trumpet player, first published in French translation in 1981, the year he died. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2011

"A verdant memory of a different American childhood and of an idyll that ended tragically."
An earnest memoirist remembers her family and their hardscrabble organic-farm life in Maine Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Adequate exploration of a theory that seems less than startling by the conclusion, thanks to undue repetition of its main points."
Single-minded examination of how violent and tragic behaviors tend to replicate themselves in our ultra-connected society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 1991

"The frequently gripping text includes eight pages of photos and a like number of maps (not seen)."
Perhaps the most controversial military operation of the Vietnam War was the US Army's May 1, 1970, assault on previously sacrosanct Communist bases and supply dumps in Cambodia. Read full book review >

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THE CARPENTERS by Ray Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 1994

"A dual-celebrity bio that retells well-worn stories."
The emphasis here leans more to Karen than to Richard, the acknowledged brains behind their arrangements. Read full book review >

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OLIVIER by Terry Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Writers, like God, dwell in details. Coleman should have remembered that He also makes judgments."
Once more unto the great actor's life, and what a slog it becomes. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Readers will enjoy being in the presence of eight amazing women who demonstrated 'the many ways there are to live a passionate and productive and adventurous life.' (author's note, chronologies, places to visit, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
This lively chronicle includes an arctic explorer, a medical supersleuth, a passionate educator, an intrepid reporter and an enslaved woman who walked from Mississippi to freedom in California. Read full book review >

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WEIRDO'S WAR by Michael Coleman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Otherwise, this portrait of the wretched life of a gifted loner is clear and gripping, and the ending, in which Tozer returns to the friends responsible for his and Daniel's entrapment, is sadly realistic. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A rigid adherence to the flashback form of storytelling hardly diminishes this tale of a mathematically gifted student's unplanned confrontation with his nemesis. Read full book review >

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THE VOLUNTEER by Carter Coleman
Released: March 23, 1998

"An unintentionally distasteful tale of an ugly American."
A thirtyish American goes to Africa to find redemption but comes across instead as a self-centered and culturally insensitive mischief-maker. Read full book review >