Search Results: "Philip Gerard"


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THE PATRON SAINT OF DREAMS by Philip Gerard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2012

"A mixed bag, with a fine piece about baseball at the apex but with otherwise too few memorable moments."
Mannered essays, written to the academic creative-nonfiction formula, on hurricanes, spirits, death and other such weighty matters. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS WE DO WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Philip Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"The best of these stories tell resonant and lyrical tales of the dangers and frustrations of life at all ages."
An intimate look at lives both everyday and surreal. Read full book review >

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DESERT KILL by Philip Gerard
Released: July 22, 1994

"A solid, satisfying read."
The action and descriptions in this haunting crime noir perfectly capture the beauty and brutality of its desert setting. Read full book review >

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KING PHILIP by Esther Averill
Released: Oct. 18, 1950

"Mark this as a three star attraction — for school, regional interest and a swell story."
A thrilling and sincerely conceived story of the great chief of the Narragansett Indians who led a "rebellion" against the New England colonists in 1675. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"The focus on this different type of soldier renders this more than a mere paean to the WWII generation; their stories offer intriguing evidence of a unique and selfless service that resonates poignantly in today's crisis-filled world. (Photos and illustrations throughout)"
A gripping account of the eclectic group of artists, sound engineers, theatrical designers, actors, and writers who became America's masters of battlefield deception during WWII. Read full book review >

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VISIONS OF GERARD by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1963

"And may he find the turn-off on the thruway."
As a writer, Kerouac is becoming more and more like the sad sack who missed the turn-off on the thruway and must now seemingly go on and on until he hits the next one. Read full book review >

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PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Calorie-rich fare for those who enjoy snacking on royal stories."
The author of Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters (2007) returns with a flattering account of Philip, who could have become King of Greece but instead married the woman who would be queen. Read full book review >

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PHILIP LARKIN by Andrew Motion
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Sure to be the standard life for some time, this cadaverous book seems dead to Larkin's amazing sense of humor, one of the sources of his poetic achievement. (Photos)"
One of three literary executors of British poet Philip Larkin (1922-85), fellow poet Motion (The Lamberts, 1987) ill serves his subject with this drab, exhaustive biography full of bland literary criticism and inappropriate psychologizing. Read full book review >

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PRINCE PHILIP by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"Of interest to the royalty-obsessed only. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Parker's previous book about royalty, on the Duke of Windsor (King of Fools, 1989), was a gossipy quick read, but Prince Philip makes for a tamer subject with less egregiously dirty laundry. Read full book review >

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PHILIP LARKIN by James Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Definitive in its scope and detail but somewhat too hagiographic."
A scholar who has published previously about Philip Larkin (1922-1985) returns with a full-meal biography glowing with admiration. Read full book review >

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PHILIP SIDNEY by Alan Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"While the accretion of detail upon detail sometimes slows the narrative flow, Stewart provides a textured insight into the society that shaped the poet. (14 illustrations, 13 b&w plates)"
A lengthy account of a short life. Read full book review >