Search Results: "Sheldon Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

CLEMENT GREENBERG by Florence Rubenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"A clear and honest summary of the life of one of the most pugnacious, influential, and original critics of modern art. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sympathetic biography of the controversial critic who championed the abstract expressionist school as early as 1944, when he anointed Jackson Pollock and a few others as the ``future of American painting.'' The bristly Greenberg, who died in 1994, began writing literary and art criticism and essays in the '30s, while working for the US Customs Service in New York. Read full book review >

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HANK GREENBERG by Hank Greenberg
Released: May 24, 1989

Flatfooted, posthumous autobiography by the great Detroit Tigers slugger of the 1930's and 1940's, edited after his death by Ira Berkow (Red—A Biography of Red Smith, Carew, etc.). Read full book review >

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HANK GREENBERG by John Rosengren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sensitive look at the cultural impact of the man who once was 'the face of Judaism in America.'"
A veteran sportswriter fondly recalls the life of "the greatest Jewish ballplayer of all time." Read full book review >

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I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME by Sherry Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

New to the apartment complex, a boy troubled by his own losses observes an older youth's loneliness. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The result is a multilayered portrait of a man who was content being remembered as a great Jewish ballplayer. (source notes, bibliography, resources) (Biography. 10-14)"
Hank Greenberg was an anomaly who challenged the stereotypes of his era. Read full book review >

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FLOOD FISH by Robyn Eversole
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The oil paintings, with the texture of the canvas still visible, feature broad swaths of intense color: aquamarine in swimming scenes, the violet gray of a rainy day, and the brilliant red earth of the outback. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When it rains in the arid Australian outback a river that has been dry fills up with water, and with fish. Read full book review >

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THE TRIALS OF MOLLY SHELDON by Julian F. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"For better treatments of the subject, check out Stephanie Tolans Save Halloween (1993) or Kathryn Laskys Memoirs of a Bookbat (1994), both of which examine clashing values in American small towns with—if not sympathy—a modicum of respect for both sides. (Fiction. 11- 15)"
This savage diatribe against would-be book and film censors contains little of the wit or engaging intellectual discourse that animates most novels by Thompson (Philo Fortune's Awesome Journey to His Comfort Zone, p. 641, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A silly superhero tale showcasing a tasty, healthy berry."
Sheldon Bilberry, also known as Blueberry Boy, is a nutritional superhero in this outside-the-box children's series starter by debut author Jones. Read full book review >

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THE WORM AT THE CORE by Sheldon Solomon
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Insightful but not entirely convincing."
Psychology professors Solomon (Skidmore Coll.), Greenberg (Univ. of Arizona) and Pyszczynski (Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs) follow up their study of the psychological effects of 9/11 on the American population (In the Wake of 9-11: the Psychology of Terror, 2003) with a look at how the knowledge of mortality impacts human culture.Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S TUNNEL by Sheldon Russell
Released: June 19, 2012

"One could not hope to find a droller guide through the '40s or a more ardent dispenser of train knowledge than Hook (The Insane Train, 2010, etc.). And if a slightly rickety plot doesn't quite live up to the atmosphere and characters, so be it."
Why would a man stand in a tunnel with a train speeding down a 3 percent grade at him? Read full book review >

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MY WORST BEST FRIEND by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"At least Gracie and Zeb manage to fumble their way into a satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Gracie and Savanna are best friends and opposites. Read full book review >

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THE YARD DOG by Sheldon Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"As a mystery, Russell's (Dreams to Dust, 2006, etc.) moody story misses the forest for the historical trees, but readers engrossed in the mid-1940s world he evokes won't mind."
Murder near an Oklahoma POW camp. Read full book review >