Search Results: "Ron Rosenbaum"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"In-depth critical analysis handled with a light touch and unfailing respect for the reader's intelligence: cultural journalism of the highest order."
Bestselling author Rosenbaum (Explaining Hitler, 1998, etc.) examines the current state of Shakespearean studies and productions. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 1990

Quirky, often bizarre plum pudding of offbeat investigative pieces by a fine writer of personal journalism (Manhattan Passions, 1987). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A tenaciously reported, passionately argued warning."
A veteran author and Slate columnist raises troubling questions about the persistent threat of nuclear war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 1998

"Profound and provocative. (Author tour)"
A resourcefully imaginative examination of our desperate search for an explanation of ultimate evil. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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ZADDIK by David Rosenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Whew."
Rosenbaum's first novel is a strange brew indeed: the theft of a fabulous jewel from Manhattan's diamond district ends up connecting the fate of Poland under Napoleon with the messianic union of two long-hostile Jewish sects. Read full book review >

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MOVIES AS POLITICS by Jonathan Rosenbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"First-rate film criticism labored by second-rate social analysis."
A spirited, frequently tendentious, collection of essays and reviews dissecting some of the more notable films of the last 20 years. Read full book review >