Search Results: "Richard Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A pleasure for practitioners, and a rewarding entertainment for the armchair swashbucklers and varlet-tamers among us."
A literate, learned, and, beg pardon, razor-sharp history of fencing and kindred martial arts, by an English Olympian and saber master. Read full book review >

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SHE MADE ME LAUGH by Richard Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A warm tribute to a rather bossy know-it-all companion in arms who was hugely talented and fiercely devoted."
An adoring biography of Nora Ephron (1941-2012) explores her motivations as a writer and a feminist. Read full book review >

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HOW TO WRITE LIKE TOLSTOY by Richard Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2016

"Mostly standard writing advice, minus the bullet points, plus the gleanings from a lifetime of reading and thought."
A veteran editor, teacher, and author assembles some advice for aspiring writers of fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Apollo, Ra, Inti or Huitzilopochtli—all would rock with delight at Cohen's sweeping endeavor."
A remarkably comprehensive and engrossing synthesis of the sun's influence on science, art, religion, literature, mythology and politics. Read full book review >

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CAN ISRAEL SURVIVE? by Richard Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A newspaperman's sharp focus and beveled prose lend emotional power to this debate."
A great admirer of Israel's self-realization sees inherent contradiction and impending disaster. Read full book review >

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by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1999

"A significant analysis of a politician and of a political style by a savvy and sensible reporter. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
This latest offering from veteran journalist Cohen, the congressional correspondent for the National Journal and author of various political works (Washington at Work: Clinton and the New Congress, not reviewed, etc.), is a biography of the fallen Illinois congressman as well as an analysis of the struggles of the Democratic Party and an examination of the changing political atmosphere in the 1990s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A sharp and affecting piece of perspective-setting."
Longtime journalist and former television producer Cohen recounts with aplomb and high character his years battling chronic illness. Read full book review >

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THE ONE AND ONLY ZOË LAMA by Tish Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

Readers will fairly hear a laugh track in the background of this pleasant-enough tween-girl-sitcom-script of a story, companion to 2007's The Invisible Rules of the Zoë Lama. Read full book review >

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EDDY’S DREAM by Miriam Cohen
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A chorus of lively, informative voices waiting to be discovered by those who make the effort to listen. (Poetry. 9+)"
Katz has experimented with writing poems in the voices of Americans of the past, utilizing this approach with original poems in American History Poems (1998). Read full book review >

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JACOB'S LITTLE SISTER by Miriam Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"The sweet sibling relationship and the focus on Daddy as primary caregiver make this one stand out. (Board book. 2-4)"
Big brother Jacob helps Daddy take care of mischievous Little Sister in the newest offering in the Backpack Baby board-book series. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE RULES OF THE ZOË LAMA by Tish Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Sitcom style for familiar themes. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Children with their own insightful rules on life have become a popular vehicle for poignant themes. Read full book review >