Search Results: "Roberta Altman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"It's not for those seeking hope and solace."
Controlled anger suffuses this thorough scrutiny of the state of breast cancer research, prevention, treatment, and attitudes by an activist and survivor. Read full book review >

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ROBERT ALTMAN by Mitchell Zuckoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An engrossing, comprehensive book that gives invaluable insight into the life and work of a truly original artist."
The expansive oral biography a great American director. Read full book review >

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ROBERT ALTMAN by Patrick McGilligan
Released: May 10, 1989

Jumbo, sympathetic trek through the incredibly productive life of hard-drinking, maverick, anticommercial film director Robert Altman. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE ALTMAN CODE by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2003

"Brand-Name Bob's Back!!! Battle stations! Battle stations!"
Rising from the dead, Ludlum's fourth postmortal burlesque in the Covert-One biotech series (lotsa germs!), with US President Castilla's ultrasecret personal agency's virologist, Lt. Colonel Jon Smith, M.D., lately retired from the Army Medical Research Unit for Infectious Diseases. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

An interesting foreword launches this first volume— summarizing 4,000 years of Jewish history—in the Holocaust series. Read full book review >

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TREYF by Elissa Altman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A poignant and life-affirming family memoir."
A James Beard Award-winning food blogger's account of growing up in a family with conflicting attitudes toward Judaism. Read full book review >

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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW by Barry Altman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A short but often appealing thriller."
In Altman's debut novel, an ordinary doctor fights the Russian mob in Paris in order to save his kidnapped lover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A useful reminder of a truth the great religious leaders all knew: You are what you eat."
Former Buddhist monk Altman investigates the spiritual aspects of eating. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, SKIP A FEW! by Roberta Arenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"A joyful book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With exuberant paper and paint collages, Arenson (A Caribbean Counting Book, 1996) illustrates 20 counting rhymes, many of which dance across the double-page spreads and all of which must be read aloud. Read full book review >

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IN THEDA BARA'S TENT by Diana Altman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"History enthusiasts will enjoy Altman's characters, fictional and real, though the general reader may struggle with the slow plot."
Fiction collides with historical realism in Altman's (Hollywood East, 1992) novel about a young man whose boldness finds him on a quest for success in early 20th-century New York City. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION by John Altman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Altman (A Game of Spies, 2002, etc.) keeps his multiple balls in the air with deft economy, some twists, and the right ratio of verbs to adjectives."
Modest chase thriller, Altman's third, with abundant international color and great pace. Read full book review >

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A GAME OF SPIES by John Altman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Tightly plotted, briskly paced: in its admirable economy what thrillers ought to be and seldom are. For Altman (A Gathering of Spies, 2000), an impressive advance over a just-average debut."
A WWII spy novel good enough for a place in the le Carré tradition. Read full book review >