Search Results: "Richard Feldman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A breezy, easy-to-read exposé, though the author's staunch pro-firearms position may alienate readers who are anti-gun as well as anti-NRA."
One of its former regional political directors charges the National Rifle Association with being "a cynical, mercenary political cult." Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH LEVEL by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Give your brainteaser fans Carey Benedict's The Unknowns (2009) instead. (Mystery. 8-11)"
At Lauer Middle School, an invitation to join "The Legend," a supersecret group that plans community-service projects, is the most exciting honor imaginable. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >

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THE QB by Bruce Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Enlightening for those interested in performance psychology, kinetic motion analysis and the 'competitive temperament' of alpha males."
A yearlong, behind-the-scenes look at the booming—and lucrative—business of coaching upcoming quarterbacks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2005

"A reasoned, reasonable and consensus-seeking argument that is, of course, in danger of going unheard amid all the shouting."
Can't we all—fundamentalist and atheist and nonideologist—just get along? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An alternate history rife with violence and class oppression, presented with rigor and detail, though with a strident tone that renders it somewhat dry."
Penetrating account of xenophobia and the officially sanctioned persecution of minorities and the politically undesirable. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 6, 1991

``They sure do, although they are discreetly hidden underneath their feathers,'' answers Feldman in this latest addition to his best-selling ``Imponderables'' series (Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?, etc.). ``What causes the green-tinged potato chips we sometimes find?''; ``How do they fork split English muffins''?; ``What happens to your Social Security number when you die?''— these and 141 other brain-itching questions are expertly scratched by the author in lighthearted short-take responses, usually informed by expert advice from a manufacturer, scientist, sociologist, etc. And as in previous volumes, this congenial work, as addictive as a box of bon-bons, ends with a flurry of ``Frustables''—that is, possible unanswerables, e.g., ``Why do you so often see one shoe lying on the side of the road?'' (For those who can't wait until pub date: the green in potato chips is caused by chlorophyll; English muffins are split by being passed through two spinning wheels with Roman spear forks; and when you die, your Social Security number goes with you.) Read full book review >

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Thomas Sackville and the Shakespearean Glass Slipper by Sabrina Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2015

"An enthusiastic and unique assessment of the Shakespeare authorship question that, while still leaving the debate unresolved, may convince even open-minded Stratford-ians of the plausibility of its analysis."
An argument in favor of Thomas Sackville as the author of Shakespeare's plays and poetry. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE VIRTUE by Ellen Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Feldman's (The Unwitting, 2014, etc.) well-researched treatment of the often tragic realities of the life of a formative figure in American social history offers much to contemporary readers living through current culture wars."
Margaret Sanger, the revolutionary fighter for women's contraceptive rights and founder of Planned Parenthood, joins the pantheon of figures whose lives have been turned into historical novels. Read full book review >

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REARVIEW MIRROR by Ellen Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Feldman's feminist intentions become murky at times, and the intended suspense is nonexistent, but Hallie and Emma manage to save some face in this lukewarm portrayal of modern womanhood."
Having tackled magazine editors, ghost-writers, and first-time novelists, Feldman (Looking for Love, 1990, etc.), who also writes as Elizabeth Villars, now turns to freelancers and young-adult gurus in her latest spin on Manhattan literati. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2010

"An immensely readable history that goes behind the façade of our most august institution to reveal the flesh-and-blood characters who make our laws."
New York Times Magazine contributor Feldman (Law/Harvard Univ.; (The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, 2008, etc.) compares the careers and the constitutional visions of four of the most important Supreme Court justices ever. Read full book review >