Search Results: "Richard Lange"


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DOROTHEA LANGE by Elizabeth Partridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Still, this compendium is respectfully assembled and nicely documented. (Partridge has produced a companion film to accompany the book.)"
A general introduction to the life and work of photojournalist Lange that draws on family remembrances, scholarly evaluations, and a handsome picture portfolio. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Linda Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"A rigorously constructed, entertaining biography."
Riveting portrait of one of America's most renowned photographers. Read full book review >

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Released: July 24, 1978

"Then, out of the mass of minutiae, Lange will suddenly reappear—to say to visiting photographer Robert Frank, on her deathbed: 'I just photographed you.'"
If the Sontag/feminist fix on photography boosts Milton Meltzer's conscientious investigation of Dorothea Lange's life and work, so much the better: she was an instinctive, articulate photographer (who chose her metier before she clicked a shutter) and a major force in establishing the documentary tradition. Read full book review >

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DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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SWEET NOTHING by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"With a distinctive style, Lange makes his downbeat tales of the underclass quirkily entertaining."
Lange, a writer of both stylish noir novels (Angel Baby, 2013) and sharply etched short fiction (Dead Boys, 2007), returns with a story collection set in a Southern California that won't be found in any travel guides.Read full book review >

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THE SMACK by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"In this breezy page-turner, Lange shows off his uncommon ability to combine toughness and tenderness."
Down-on-his-luck grifter Rowan Petty is talked into taking part in an iffy get-rich scheme by Dandy Don, an ex-con in Reno, only to be set up for a fall. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A film waiting to happen, this book boasts memorable characters, evocative settings and a suspenseful plot."
A rising star in neonoir, Lange follows up his 2009 novel, This Wicked World, with a sharply calibrated and affecting tale about a young Mexican beauty who will do anything to reclaim the baby daughter she left in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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THIS WICKED WORLD by Richard Lange
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2009

"Smartly entertaining noir, and a promise of better novels to come."
Ex-con tries to keep straight in this hard-boiled first novel. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >