Search Results: "Peter Rand"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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AYN RAND by Jeff Britting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2005

"A useful primer for readers wanting to understand Rand's influence (today largely confined to conservative undergraduates)."
A glancing—and incomplete—biography of the novelist, borscht-barrel philosopher, and egotist. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 21, 1984

"Unselective and adoring: for Rand disciples only, though a curious few may want to browse a bit."
Nearly 400 pages never intended for publication - assembled and fulsomely introduced by Rand's longtime protégé. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2013

"A fascinating work enriched by the author's deep knowledge and command of his material."
An in-depth look at the intriguing dark days at the break of World War II, when fear of a "Fifth Column" was rampant. Read full book review >

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LETTERS OF AYN RAND by Ayn Rand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1995

"Objectivists will find much reinforcement in this volume; more objective readers may find it truly depressing."
These letters by novelist (The Fountainhead, not reviewed, etc.), political thinker, and all-around, self-described ``intellectual egotist'' Rand (190582) prove oddly revealing of their peculiar, indomitable author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Vividly recreates a fascinating, confounding, and ultimately tragic era. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An absorbing account of the journalists who lost their detachment, and many of their illusions, in the tumultuous China of 192050. Read full book review >

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JOURNALS OF AYN RAND by David Harriman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"This volume reveals not only how strong conclusions can flow from trumping fact with fiction, but also why Rand seemed to be living on another planet."
Both those inspired and those irritated by Rand's radical individualism will find support for their response in her journals. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

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PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A scrupulous and sobering investigation, vital for our times."
Weiss (Wall Street Versus America, 2006, etc.) jumps headfirst into the complex socio-cultural maelstrom that was Ayn Rand, spotlighting her allies, enemies, nemeses and acolytes. Read full book review >