Search Results: "Rod Jackson-Paris"


BOOK REVIEW

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART by Bob Jackson-Paris
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"A fireside favorite for lovers of real-life fairy tales. (Sixty-five photos—not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to Out magazine)"
Relentlessly upbeat memoir, coauthored by Eric Marcus (Making History, 1992), by married gay bodybuilders. Read full book review >

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ROD by Rod Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A likable, mostly generous and well-written look back at the days of bedding starlets and destroying hotels."
In which Roderick David Stewart, aka Rod the Mod, bares all—not least the secrets of spiky hair. Read full book review >

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JACKSON by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"But the zeitgeist is embodied to perfection, and the result is a truly, and substantially, entertaining tale."
In some ways a sequel to his well-researched Jefferson (1993), Byrd's latest is a superior novel to that earlier effort—lusty and lively in its view of the American political scene, circa 1828, yet also keenly aware of the underlying issues gripping the nation as it expanded westward. Read full book review >

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DIVINING ROD by Michael Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An impressive and touching anatomy of the varieties, pleasures, and consequences of giving all for love—the work of a fine new writer who already looks like one of the really good ones."
A moody and often moving story of adultery and other forms of compromised love, by the author of the story collection Dogfight (p. 1142). Read full book review >

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PARIS by Kati Marton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"On a first-name basis with the political movers and shakers on a global stage, Marton has observed world politics in the making and makes space for readers on her catbird seat."
Paris provides a backdrop for this absorbing memoir of love and painful loss, played out on the larger stage of world politics. Read full book review >

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ROD STEIGER by Tom Hutchinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A comprehensive look at one of American acting's neglected Grand Masters."
A serious, if quasi-hagiographic, biography—the first—of the famously powerful and charismatic actor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The frequent, lengthy narrative asides, meant to be funny, will only add to readers' confusion and frustration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absurd adventure, insecure sixth grader Jackson falls into his Great Aunt Harriett's enormous hair. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A provocative portrait sure to win as many fans and detractors as its red-hot subject."
A well-rounded treatment of one of baseball's most celebrated and controversial figures. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Julian Green
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A series of love notes, subtle and charming."
Nineteen evocations of the City of Light, by the American novelist/essayist/playwright whom Jacques Maritain called ``the greatest French writer of our time.'' Born in Paris of American parents in 1900, Green (The Other One, 1973, etc.) has spent most of his life in the French capital; here, he's celebrating the spirit of the city rather than providing a guide to its more familiar monuments and attractions. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Edward Rutherfurd
Released: April 23, 2013

"For all its merits, Rutherfurd's latest is too big and too professorial for comfort—Edmund White could have written his own À la recherche du temps perdu in the same space."
Overstuffed yarn of the ville lumière from city-hopping epic-smith Rutherfurd (New York, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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PARIS by Colin Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2005

"Imperfect but, still, entertaining and informative."
The history of Paris from "earliest times" until tomorrow. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Nigel Simeone
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Style notwithstanding, any visitor to Paris with an interest in music will find this guide indispensable."
An interesting and useful guide, written in a competent, but dry style. Read full book review >