Search Results: "Randall Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

TURNER by Franny Moyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Moyle writes that young Turner was 'an instinctive and tireless networker, massively self-motivated, undeterrable in his determination.' This excellent biography shows the benefits, and the pitfalls, of such single-minded obsession."
He was the finest landscape painter of his time, and he knew it. This new biography explains why. Read full book review >

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TED TURNER by Jeremy Byman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 1998

"A list of Time-Warner's holdings is an odd addition to the backmatter. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
This superficial biography has been pasted together mostly from magazine articles, and—lacking vigor and immediacy—it shows. Read full book review >

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J.M.W. TURNER by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"A short biography, but one no less satisfying for the wide-ranging erudition Ackroyd brings to the task."
An acutely limned miniature of J.M.W. Turner (1775-51), whose watercolors, engravings and spectacular oils mark him as England's greatest painter of air, earth and water. Read full book review >

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J.M.W. TURNER by Robert Kenner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The text of this book is well-supported by many excellent full-color reproductions of Turner's work, but not of his contemporaries (conspicuously absent is John Constable, who's mentioned often) or the Impressionists. (index) (Biography. 8-13)"
In the First Impressions series, a biography of Turner, whose revolutionary painting style preceded the artists he most influenced, Monet and other Impressionists, by almost a hundred years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Fully documented source notes; bibliography; B&w photo insert and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
A balanced, fair portrayal of an African-American rebel against slavery, whose bloody actions hardened positions on both sides of abolition and helped bring on the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A scholarly achievement, thick with details. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A biography of Turner, whose famous thesis, ``The Significance of the Frontier in American History,'' is known to generations of American history students. Read full book review >

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NAT TURNER by Kenneth Greenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2003

"An illuminating stew of antebellum Southern history, ethnic relations, and contemporary social literature."
The famed leader of a 19th-century slave uprising and his now largely forgotten followers come up for scholarly reappraisal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"A gossipy, human-scale rundown on an American original whose larger-than-life ambitions and appetites have yet to be sated. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Having predicted that high-profile news readers were an endangered species in Anchors (1990), the Goldbergs follow up with a dirt-dishing biography of the madcap media mogul who has done as much as anyone to imperil network television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAGE TURNER by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1998

"This is a writer who needs a new subject, or at least a new perspective on what looks increasingly like the only subject he's interested in. (Author tour)"
Another intimate and knowing—albeit also wearing—portrayal of gay life in America from the author of such well-received fiction as, most recently, last year's Arkansas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TURNER JOURNALS by Robert Leigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 1996

"Flatly written, with a preposterous premise."
January, 1990: Nicholas Turner, Brooklyn-based writer of paperback originals, grieves over the sudden death of his 32-year- old wife Gina. Read full book review >