Search Results: "Richard Price"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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LADIES' MAN by Richard Price
Released: Sept. 15, 1978

"Empty."
Moving his Bronx characters downtown to Manhattan proves traumatic to Price (The Wanderers, Bloodbrothers); he picks up a bad case of angst. Read full book review >

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RICHARD POSNER by William Domnarski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Practitioners will better understand Posner's impact on the law; general readers will appreciate this introduction to that increasingly rare breed: a public intellectual worthy of their time."
A practicing attorney and close observer of the federal courts examines the career of a present-day legal titan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >

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ITCHY RICHARD by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Gilson's light touch enables readers to laugh at what might otherwise be embarrassing- -as well as to learn a lot about lice and enjoying the relaxed, mutually supportive atmosphere of a classroom where even the teacher might harbor the pesky intruders. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Second-graders meet an infestation of lice head-on: someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has them, and the nurse must check each student's scalp to see if they've spread. Read full book review >

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LUSH LIFE by Richard Price
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2008

"There oughta be a law requiring Richard Price to publish more frequently. Because nobody does it better. Really. No time, no way."
The method employed by Dostoevsky in Crime and Punishment serves Price's purpose—and then some—in his wrenching eighth novel (Samaritan, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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FREEDOMLAND by Richard Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1998

"A book that Raymond Chandler or James T. Farrell would have been proud to claim."
Another grimly convincing portrayal of inner-city despair from the multitalented author of such literate powerhouses as Bloodbrothers (1976) and Clockers (1992). Read full book review >

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THE CONVICT AND THE COLONEL by Richard Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"In the end, reading this book is like viewing a work of abstract modern art: You're not quite sure what it all means, but you have no doubt that something profound is in there somewhere."
A subtle, personal, and possibly overburdened interpretation of colonialism's recent impact on Martinique. Read full book review >

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BLOODBROTHERS by Richard Price
Released: March 31, 1976

"Although the characters draw their only life from the frenetic, stabbing speechways echoing down Price's mean streets, this does not diminish the validity or impact of men on the march to nowhere."
Price's short stories—The Wanderers (1974)—caught all the brave and limiting postures of an Italian teen gang of the '50's. Read full book review >