Search Results: "Roy Rosenzweig"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Neither dry chronology nor anecdotal diversion, but exemplary social history. (Numerous b&w illustrations.)"
Now embraced as a cultural treasure and called the most democratic space in New York, Central Park has a contentious and elitist history—expertly chronicled here by Rosenzweig (History/George Mason Univ.) and Blackmar (History/Columbia Univ.). Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"The audience for this long-winded but well-meaning memoir will consist of TV-biz nerds and Cagney & Lacey devotees."
A memoir for hardcore fans of Cagney & Lacey, penned by its former producer. Read full book review >

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LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT STUFF by Phil Rosenzweig
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A provocative reconsideration of the power of positive thinking."
Rosenzweig (IMD Business School, Switzerland; The Halo Effect: And the Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers, 2007) offers a different slant on how successful businessmen and other leaders assess risk. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE CHILDREN by Lauren Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2015

"This entry in the stuffed paranormal-romance genre refreshingly lacks passive angst. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In a fantasyland desert, one girl's encounter with her gods is both dangerous and romantic. Read full book review >

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CORDIALLY UNINVITED by Jennifer Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Only the most passionate of princess devotees will fall head-over-heels for this one. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A junior bridesmaid's work is never done. Read full book review >

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FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED by Jason Roy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A fine memoir that offers an inspiring reminder of the qualities one needs to overcome life's greatest challenges."
An autobiographical account of a police officer's recovery from paralyzing injuries suffered in the line of duty. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN DREAMING CORN by Roy Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2004

"A homely and unambitious tale that succeeds in part through its lack of pretension: an amiable and moving portrait of family life and small-town history."
The sorrows and joys of a Romanian Jew who settles in Mobile, Alabama, early in the 20th century. Read full book review >

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GRAVE ERROR by Roy Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Lewis (Dead Secret, 2001, etc.) provides a nice courtroom sequence and background on the tombaroli, but the plot connections are forced and the characters wispy."
The dead can't stay buried or the living alive in this tale of cops and tomb-raiders. Read full book review >

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CAMELS ARE EASY, COMEDY'S HARD by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"All in all, some hard-shell writing talent."
Fresh from a sojourn as novelist (First Hubby, 1990), funny essayist Blount, Jr. Read full book review >

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GALAHAD CRIED by Roy Mayer
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"An intriguing novel about how one man left his mark on Canadian history."
In his debut historical novel, Mayer tells the story of a real-life 19th-century journalist, activist and hero. Read full book review >

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ACHARYA USTAD ALLAUDDIN KHAN by Anjana Roy
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A hagiographic bio, of interest mainly to musicologists."
A debut biography of a key figure in the Indian classical-music renaissance. Read full book review >