Search Results: "Sharon Waxman"


BOOK REVIEW

SHARON by Gilad Sharon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Sharon's son provides a solid template on which subsequent biographers will have to build."
The life and times of Israel's warrior leader Ariel Sharon, chronicled by his son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Erudite and wholly satisfying."
Former New York Times culture correspondent Waxman (Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System, 2005) adroitly and expertly explores a centuries-old struggle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Waxman's grasp of the interior of the studio world, and her ability to make the workings of closed-door deals comprehensible, raise her work from textbook to something truly absorbing."
New York Times Hollywood correspondent Waxman examines the trajectory of the independent feature film in the 1990s as exemplified by the work of six Tinsel Town outsiders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2009

"A welcome look at the internal workings of the legislative branch—essential for political junkies."
How does Congress work? With utmost difficulty, reveals longtime House member Waxman—but those who hold it in low regard, he adds, "lack a full appreciation for what Congress really does." Read full book review >

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SHARON OEHLER: PEDIATRICIAN by Jennifer Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
One of a useful new series of seven—''Working Moms: A Portrait of Their Lives.'' (Others include a lawyer [Hispanic], music teacher [black], veterinarian, and park ranger.) Read full book review >

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SHARON TATE by Ed Sanders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Readers are likely to finish the book more confused than illuminated by all the possibilities, theories, and potential co-conspirators."
The author revisits the murder that spawned his best-known book, The Family (1971).Read full book review >

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ARIEL SHARON by Nir Hefez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Peacemakers are rare in the Middle East today, and this well-written biography is thus particularly timely."
An admiring, if critical, life of the Israeli warrior/politician. Read full book review >

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THE WAXMAN MURDERS by P.C. Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Another clever, well-researched period piece (The Magician's Death, 2009, etc.) that immerses willing readers in the sometimes unpleasant details of medieval life."
A medieval sleuth, working in 1303, delves even deeper into the past to solve several brutal murders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2006

"A life of noisy desperation, vomited up con brio. (52 b&w and color photos throughout)"
Exhausting memoir soaked in bodily fluids from warmhearted showbiz vulgarian Osbourne. Read full book review >

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SHARON TATE AND THE MANSON MURDERS by Greg King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2000

"Readers might wonder why King's account suddenly surfaces 31 years after the killings, but true-crime fans and Manson fetishists (you know who you are) will find it irresistible."
An oddly timed, incredibly detailed account of the most famous of the Manson Family's victims. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS by Abbi Waxman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"This debut begs for an encore from Waxman."
Thirty-something Lilian Girvan, mother of two young girls, is a widow who saw her husband die in a car crash 50 feet from their home. But Waxman's debut novel, far from sad and depressing, is full of wry humor and a cleareyed view of how life keeps offering good things. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE IN THE TRIBE by Dov Waxman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A meticulous, precise, well-organized survey that takes into account the many different views and will certainly facilitate the heated conversation."
An examination of how American Jews' relationship with Israel has moved from unconditional support to critical engagement. Read full book review >