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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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Descriptive
Bonus Factor:
 LEGO Batman
Ambivalent Factor: World Building
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods ...


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7 MORE TIME TRAVEL BOOKS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

If you like stories about time travel (and who doesn't?) here are seven recent time travel books you'll want to know about…

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland 

What do you get when one of science fiction's most meticulous authors teams up with an historical novelist? You get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ICE CREAM SUMMER by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Oh, yum. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In ice cream colors, Sís delivers an encomium to summer, to the power of learning, and to that beloved, creamy-cold treat. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Extraordinary and wonderful. (Picture book/biography. 6-12)"
What was essential about one golden-haired boy in love with flying becomes visible in Sís' richly visual biographical portrait of French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Read full book review >

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FIRST SNOW by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Children will easily identify with Pedro's hesitation as well as his triumph over his fears, while the subtle patience and acceptance offered by the other youngsters provides a nice balance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Why does everyone seem to love snow? Read full book review >