Search Results: "Simon Louvish"


BOOK REVIEW

MAE WEST by Simon Louvish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"Enlightening, exhaustively comprehensive look at an entertainer who unapologetically shimmied sexuality into the mainstream."
Seasoned show-biz biographer Louvish (Man on the Flying Trapeze, 1997, etc.) digs deeper into the saucy bombshell's hidden life. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCER by Simon Louvish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1993

"Action fanciers will drift off early, humor fanciers a little later, policy wonks will make it to the end."
In a first US publication for Anglo-Israeli author Louvish, the Intifada, the Mossad, American wacko fundamentalism, the NYPD, ultra-orthodox West Bank settlers, the CIA, rabid supporters of all or some of the above, as well as the mayor of Jerusalem, fill the much too exciting days of an Israeli journalist who would rather hide among the TV listings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A satisfying effort to sift through celluloid mythology. (47 b&w photos)"
Film historian Louvish continues his presentation of classic laff artists, moving backward from the Marx Brothers (Monkey Business, 2000) and Laurel and Hardy (Stan and Ollie, 2002) to tackle legendary Mack Sennett (1880-1960), impresario of hefty bathing beauties and protean boss of the Keystone Kops. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"If you skip the preaching to the choir and the film-school analysis, Louvish's wide-eyed love for his subjects' simple, forthright, and hardworking desire to please will bring down the house. (Filmography and 52 b&w photos)"
A fan's gleeful, if excessive, double-take on the beloved bumblers of silent and talking picture fame, seeing their prodigious pile of slapstick misadventures as high art. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Great Man'' (as Fields called himself, accurately) has a great biography. (photos)"
The first serious biography of the legendary comedian in nearly 50 years, and one worthy of its hero. Read full book review >

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CECIL B. DeMILLE by Simon Louvish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2008

"A diffuse, blurry portrait of an American icon."
A biography as sprawling as one of the director's epics. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE SIMON by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The Chicago landscape, meantime, is dimly glimpsed, and the climactic, glass-shattering shoot-out on top of the Sears Tower seems lifted from the Die Hard movies. (Film rights to Universal)"
A crowded, violent thriller involving an autistic boy who effortlessly cracks a supposedly unbreakable government communications code—and then becomes the target of murderous villainy from shady Washington spies and a sadistic Japanese hit- woman. Read full book review >