Search Results: "Peter Trachtenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN TATTOOS by Peter Trachtenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 1997

"Beyond the tattoos, there's nothing indelible in this package of angst and sophomoric philosophizing."
A tiresome exercise in self-indulgence posing as a literary memoir, from a winner of the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A detailed but superficial account of a series of events related by an unreliable narrator."
A rambling depiction of a troubled love affair between a couple and their cats. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN’S SMILE AND OTHER ENIGMAS by Alan Trachtenberg
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A work that will be best enjoyed by readers eager to read slowly and think deeply."
A collection of the author's essays gathered from his last four decades of ruminating about light and dark, shadow and substance, photographs and films. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"The complex dance of foreign policy and international diplomacy is rarely presented with such clarity."
paper 0-691-00273-8 An impressive account of what really happened during the Cold War. Read full book review >

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THE ELEVATOR MAN by Stanley Trachtenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Nathan loves riding in his apartment building's old elevator with the kind Elevator Man, who lets him turn a handle to move the car up and down. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An enlightening postmortem on a consequential LBO, which vividly depicts its human and socioeconomic costs. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
A workmanlike account of the selling and salvaging of R.H. Macy's, an American retailing institution. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Beautifully benign illustrations conjure powerful familial feelings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who wouldn't want to put on a monster show in a big, cardboard box or pop bubble wrap at rapid-fire speed? Read full book review >

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HENRY IN LOVE by Peter McCarty
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"There's nothing sly or cynical here—just a celebration of the moment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With precise figures placed in vignettes on a gorgeous creamy stock, McCarty tells a sweetly simple, utterly sincere schoolyard love story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"The story lacks depth and subtlety, although young children may find the role reversal hilarious, and the catchy title and '50s nouveau art provide a soupçon of charm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lucy, a tutu-clad bear child, begs her mother to allow her to keep a small boy she finds in the forest. Read full book review >

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MADLENKA SOCCER STAR by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A story not quite as intricate as the exuberant girl's fans might hope; nevertheless, a sweet, vuvuzela-free homage to a beloved sport around the globe. (history of soccer endnote, 'soccer' pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 4-8)"
For fans fresh off the excitement of the World Cup, joyful Madlenka is back, but she's not walking around the block—this time she's dribbling, turning and twisting with her brand-new soccer ball. Read full book review >

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PLAY, MOZART, PLAY! by Peter Sís
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"Play a little Mozart and let readers enjoy this feast for the ears and eyes. (Picture book/biography. 4-7)"
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, Sís beautifully harmonizes words and illustration in a delightful and accessible biography of the composer for the picture-book audience. Read full book review >