Search Results: "Sanford Tweedie"


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IN THE SHADOWS OF A FALLEN WALL by Sanford Tweedie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"Readers may not relish the country or love the people as much as the author confesses he does, but despite the overblown search for meaning, they may enjoy the trolley ride."
Before it came crashing down in 1989, the wall that divided East Germany from the West had stood for a generation. Now, a later generation in the East still bears vestiges of that Cold War separation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"For readers interested in modern American political history, Lakoff's life of the writer will be of much use."
A respectful biography of the immigrant journalist and sometime intellectual gadfly. Read full book review >

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NAOMI'S GEESE by Sanford Evans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A well-structured book, with interesting parallels, a thoughtful and unsentimental look at nature, and a strong sense of place. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A reflective novel about the nature of love and the love of nature. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE by John Sanford
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1993

"A sometimes too personal story—occasionally, conversations obviously meaningful in context sound stiff and dated here—but heartfelt in its affection and gratitude. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A moving testimony to the endurance of love and the human spirit as veteran writer Sanford (View from this Wilderness; A More Goodly Country, etc.) celebrates his 50-year-plus marriage to the beloved late Maggie, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning True Grit. Read full book review >

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SUTURES by Christopher Sanford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"Weightless entertainment—though possibly a welcome distraction for this year's initiates in the call room."
A brief, amiable first novel about a medical intern's life that's as entertaining as—and no more elucidating than—a late- night conversation in an after-hours bar. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 1989

A quiet, homely first collection that pays tribute to hardscrabble lives: the stories are sometimes transparent to a fault, with upbeat endings that seem a little forced, but mostly they're cleanly told and affecting. Read full book review >

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MIAMI HEAT by Jerome Sanford
Released: Feb. 21, 1990

The cold war still simmers on a back burner in this industrious but uninvolving thriller that spins around a plan to assassinate Castro. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 2012

"An illuminating look at sacred cows and sacred documents."
Constitutional law scholar Levinson (Law/Univ. of Texas; Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It), 2006, etc.) studies the many flavors and occasional flaws of the constitutions that vie to hold our allegiances. Read full book review >

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A NASTY BUSINESS by Sanford H. Margalith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2014

"A raucous, entertaining sendup of Madison Avenue's unique blend of artistic pretension and desperate crassness."
Chutzpah trumps talent—and conscience—in this bawdy novel about making it in the world of New York advertising. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A fascinating, thoughtful, and provocative look at what in the Constitution keeps the United States from being 'a more perfect union.' (timeline, bibliography, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times since its 1788 ratification, but the Levinsons make the reasonable and compelling case that further revision will make it even more efficient and just. Read full book review >