Search Results: "Peter Silverman"


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ACTING OBSESSED by Peter Silverman
Released: July 10, 2012

"Explores obsession and its sometimes dire consequences."
Obsessions in all of their dangerous forms are at work in Silverman's novel. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ROOTS by Jerry Silverman
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

From a prolific folk-music editor and arranger, one in a series (``Traditional Black Music'') that explores African-American music in depth. Read full book review >

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CASTING LOTS by Susan Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Warm and spiritually engaging."
A rabbi's account of how she helped her two adopted sons from Ethiopia assimilate Jewish cultural traditions and blend into her family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A pleasing book about books, deserving of a home in a bibliophile's stacks."
A cozy history of the pre-megacorporate world of book publishing. Read full book review >

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HOUDINI!!! by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Silverman's dense account documents the famous magician's lifelong quest to ensure his reputation—and his metamorphosis from Budapest-born Ehrich Weiss into Harry Houdini, the greatest illusionist of his age. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2003

"A first-rate, well-balanced blend of personal and cultural history."
A superbly rendered life of the painter, sculptor, and photographer best known for his invention of the electromagnetic telegraph. Read full book review >

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TERMS OF SERVICE by Jacob Silverman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"Intelligent, provocative and illuminating in the author's argument that social media companies must examine their ethics and find business models that don't depend on perpetual surveillance of customers."
Freelancer Silverman, a celebrated Jeopardy! champion and contributor to Slate, the Atlantic and other publications, debuts with a deep and disquieting plunge into digital culture.Read full book review >

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RAISEL'S RIDDLE by Erica Silverman
Released: March 2, 1999

"Graber's illustrations are the perfectly complement, embodying Raisel's transformation from a life of servitude to one of riches 'more precious than rubies.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silverman (The Halloween House, 1997, etc.) tells of Raisel, an orphan girl who is raised by her scholarly grandfather until his death; three wishes from an old beggar woman allow Raisel to attend the Purim play dressed as Queen Esther, where she captures the attention of the rabbi's son. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"A remarkable success: the first major biography of Poe in over 50 years, written with careful skill and great style. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An outstanding new biography by Silverman, whose The Life and Times of Cotton Mather (1983) won a Pulitzer Prize. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Not the last word on either artist's creations, but a valuable and timely revision of standard wisdom about the first phase of Modernist art. (198 illustrations, 147 in color)"
A reconsideration of religious elements in the work of van Gogh and Gauguin, who lived together in the French provincial town of Arles for a brief but productive period in both their careers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2012

"A Woody Allen-esque tale of an uneasy conscience in Christian America."
A mild, witty memoir by an activist atheist and founder of the Secular Coalition for America. Read full book review >