Search Results: "Norman German"


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THE WORD ON WORDS by Norman German
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 2011

"Lively, informative and thoroughly beguiling."
The English language gets pulled up by its roots for purposes of entertainment, enlightenment and vocabulary building in this sprightly linguistic romp. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"First-rate, firsthand account of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, and a disenchanted chronicle of its increasingly crass commercialization."
The epic tale of an obsessive teenager who launched a Rolling Stones fanzine and spent the next two decades capturing the band's whirlwind metamorphosis from behind the scenes. Read full book review >

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NORMAN OHLER
by Claiborne Smith

If someone asked you to guess how many books have been written about Adolf Hitler or Germany’s World War II–era army, you might think, “Do I have to?” And you would be forgiven for reacting that way: even if you don’t know the number of books, you know the tally must be overwhelming (in fact, a cursory search on ...


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AN EYE FOR COLOR by Norman Silver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Silver is a penetrating observer of his native society, but he sees no light at the end of the tunnel. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a series of interconnected short stories, a young boy grows up in a South African Jewish family. Read full book review >

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ALBION'S DREAM by Roger Norman
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Goodbye, Mr. Chips where events have the potential for going wickedly awry—it's all in the roll of the dice. (Fiction. 12+)"
Edward Yeoman and his cousin John Hadley begin to play an ancient, handmade game called Albion's Dream without realizing, at first, that events they set in motion on the board are also transpiring, in parallel, in real life. Read full book review >

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ELTON JOHN by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"Slow start, but John's troubled odyssey grows on you and generates rich feelings for the man. (Forty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An unauthorized, captivating life of the pop star, by a British novelist (The Skater's Waltz, 1985) and biographer of the Beatles (Shout!—not reviewed) and the Rolling Stones (Symphony for the Devil, 1984). Read full book review >

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EXISTENTIAL ERRANDS by Norman Mailer
Released: April 17, 1972

"In contrast to this stands Mailer's own 'existentialism' — not the big-E kind but something close to the philosophy of the traveling salesman who thinks existentialism means God-is-dead-do-what-you-want — from that vantage point it's hard to generate artistic commitment or even, as in the case of this collection, bellelettristic accomplishment."
Maybe Prisoner of Sex revitalized Mailer for detractors as well as admirers, but you don't have to be a feminist to put this book down. Read full book review >

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DEAD CAT BOUNCE by Norman Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"High-octane entertainment from an author who understands wonderfully well the unfailing relationship between sustaining suspense and making you care about his characters."
Stoney, Fat Tommy and Tuco, who sizzled in Green's debut (Shooting Dr. Jack, 2001), are back in a torrid sequel. Read full book review >

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THE BUTTERFLY TATOO by Barry Norman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"Very British, and very good."
Archie Beckway, Minister for Industrial Development, is being blackmailed by Minnie Mouse. Read full book review >