Search Results: "Richard Goldstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1996

"However, in this era of marginal importance, as Goldstein's volume underscores, Ivy League football remains the game's sentimental bastion against creeping professionalism, and a good show besides. (112 photos, not seen)"
A New York Times football writer scores points in this illustrated account of how a major college football conference ``downsized'' to retain its focus on academics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Goldstein has interviewed a mass of participants and experts. The result: a detailed and authoritative history ranging from the background of the liners and the technical details of ship construction and transatlantic navigation to a gripping account of the collision, rescue, and aftermath."
The leading disaster story of 1956 was the collision during a foggy Long Island summer night of the Italian liner Andrea Doria with the Swedish liner Stockholm. Here, journalist Goldstein (Mine Eyes Have Seen, 1997) offers the definitive history of the Doria's sinking and the rescue of 1,700 people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"A concluding essay contextualizing New York's role vis-à-vis other parts of the country would have been welcome, but Goldstein produces a worthwhile book for WWII buffs and lifelong New Yorkers."
A vivid but scattershot exploration of the pivotal role New York City played in mobilizing America's World War II effort, both logistically and culturally. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE OF MY HEART by Richard Goldstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"Indispensable for understanding the culture of the '60s and the music that was at its heart."
A memoir by one of the founders of rock criticism, on the era that gave him his vocation and ultimately broke his heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1997

"Flash-card history that may whet the appetites of deprived history students, but a light meal for serious readers."
Quick snapshots of some crucial events and turning points in American history, drawn from the impressions of eyewitnesses. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"The resonant text is enriched by 90 splendid photos."
Goldstein's wide-angle observance of D-day's 50th anniversary is notable for the effective ways in which it spotlights events on the home front as well as in Normandy and links the past to the present. Read full book review >

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MAZEL by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, 1983, etc.) draws heavily on the themes and rhythms of Yiddish folklore while offering her own sparkling wit and philosophical insight, as always, along the way."
Goldstein expands on a story in her collection, Strange Attractors (1992), in this lively exploration of the ways chance intermingles with determinism in human lives. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DIVA by Brigitte  Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"More melodramatic than taut noir but an engrossing read for fans of historical fiction."
The Jewish daughter of German refugees living in 1941 New York City goes from suspect to detective after her idol, a legendary German actress and outspoken scourge of the Nazis, is murdered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Better for its discussion of cutting-edge high-tech legal issues than for its cumbersome forays into history."
Despite the zingy subtitle, this is a rather bland, diffuse history of copyright law's response to developing technology. Read full book review >

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A PATENT LIE by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2008

"The author knows well the dynamics of the courtroom and of patent law, but his style lacks color, freshness and texture."
Lukewarm legal thriller centering on a courtroom battle for the patent to an AIDS vaccine. Read full book review >

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ERRORS AND OMISSIONS by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Well-intentioned and reasonably well-written but lacking a fresh point of view."
Debut legal thriller—the one about the brilliant but jaded lawyer who seeks a change by taking on the mighty on behalf of the meek. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS ON THE TRUE SHAKESPEARE by Gary Goldstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An unstuffy, stylistically refreshing Shakespeare study."
An erudite, persuasive debut study that makes a valuable contribution to the longtime debate over who authored William Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >