Search Results: "Sam Irvin"


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KAY THOMPSON by Sam Irvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"An extremely entertaining chronicle of one of the most distinctive and absurdly gifted personalities in the history of show business."
Funny-faced girl makes good: the extraordinary career of Kay Thompson (1909-1998). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2001

"A fascinating slice of America's past, wonderfully told. It might even inspire sports fans to get the words right."
A diverting history of the national anthem—ironic, anecdotal, and blessed with a dry humor—from New York Times reporter Molotsky. Read full book review >

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JIM DANDY by Irvin Faust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1994

"You're better off renting a wreck than trying to jump-start this lemon."
Faust (Newsreel, 1980, etc.) returns to the novel after a 14- year hiatus in this impenetrable tale comprised of shards of dialogue and a fragmented plot. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF REBELLION by Teresa Irvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"An enjoyable gallop through a crucial period in the struggle for America's independence."
In her historical fiction debut, Irvin (Let the Tail Go with the Hide, 2001) follows a young man as he comes of age in the 1700s during the French and Indian War. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE, IN FACT by Irvin Leigh Matus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 1994

"A well-defined and fascinating populist argument that makes Shakespeare accessible as a hard-working and clever man of the theater. (Seventy-five illustrations)"
Although more than 300 books have disputed the authorship of poems and plays most often attributed to Shakespeare, Matus (the scholarly Shakespeare, 1991—not reviewed) now offers what he believes should be the final one, presenting an irrefutable Shakespeare who was himself and not the 56 others—scholars, royals, obscure geniuses—put forth in his stead. Read full book review >

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SOJOURNER TRUTH by Nell Irvin Painter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"No one seriously interested in Sojourner Truth can afford to ignore this book."
A successful effort to separate a human being from the familiar "Strong Black Woman'' symbol she has become. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE by Nell Irvin Painter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2010

"Sure to interest students of ethnic relations, history and anthropology, with pointed examples for daily living in this multicultural, multiethnic land."
A provocative look at the white race—or, more accurately, the white races—by noted African-American scholar Painter (Creating Black Americans: African-American History and its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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BECOMING MYSELF by Irvin D. Yalom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Fans of this eloquent and introspective author will welcome this innermost chronicle of his history, passions, and the keys to unlocking a fruitful life."
A distinguished psychotherapist reflects on his life and fulfilling career. Read full book review >

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THE SPINOZA PROBLEM by Irvin D. Yalom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Imaginative and erudite."
As much intellectual exploration as novel, Yalom's latest (The Schopenhauer Cure, 2005, etc.) fictional foray into philosophy connects Baruch Spinoza and an agent of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These six engrossing narratives are very valuable gleanings from a master therapist's professional and personal experience."
Six long psychotherapy narratives—four based on actual cases, two fictional—that comprise a worthy sequel to the author's bestselling Love's Executioner: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy (1989). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

An inspiring if static firsthand account of a celebrated baseball career, coauthored by Riley, an authority on the Negro Leagues. Read full book review >