Search Results: "Sol M. Linowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"A real ho-hum."
Overlong and overly impressionistic breast-beating from one of the elder statesmen of the American bar with help from Mayer (The Greatest Ever Bank Robbery, 1990). Read full book review >

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WILD JAKE HICCUP by Sol M. Davidson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Readers can absorb a fair dose of history while enjoying the droll adventures of this animal-loving, generally peaceable giant. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The story of our tallest unknown folk hero, from his early days in colonial western ``Pennsylvanny'' to his epic battle with the young Paul Bunyan. Read full book review >

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A DENIABLE MAN by Sol Stein
Released: April 17, 1989

Stein has given millions of readers solid commercial entertainment or sensationalistic schlock, but not this time: his latest—with a title whose significance will become clear, in one of Stein's few surprises—isn't even competent exploitation. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING ISRAEL by Sol Scharfstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 1994

"Although naturally limited by its broad scope, a good quick study for anyone interested in this engrossing subject. (Chronology; glossary; index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Understanding Israel is a challenge that Scharfstein (The Story Haggadah, not reviewed, etc.) meets admirably. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST REVENGE by Sol Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"Waiting for film."
A novel that moves like a great Broadway comedy, rich with superbly etched characters and cannonball momentum, starring perhaps Groucho Marx in his first straight role as a semi-David Merrick-styled egoist producer. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE MADNESS by Sol Wachtler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"While compulsively readable, this confession conceals as much as it reveals, reeking more of resentment at the criminal justice system Wachtler once served than of repentance toward his victim. (Author tour)"
By turns absorbing, self-pitying, and intentionally (and unintentionally) amusing, former New York State chief judge Wachtler's memoir recounts a journey through hell—a prison term for charges stemming from attempted extortion, harassment, and kidnapping threats made against his former lover, socialite Joy Silverman, and her daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 50 STATES by Gabrielle Balkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A broadly inclusive invitation to crawl over our country's history, natural and otherwise…and maybe dig a little deeper. (Novelty board book. 4-8)"
An oversized board book with an animal, vehicle, food, activity, and local celebration for each state—capped by a jigsaw-puzzle map. Read full book review >

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OF COURSE THEY DO! by Marie-Sabine Roger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Since the book was originally published in French, one might excuse the text as 'lost in translation,' but that cannot exonerate the photographs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sturdy paper, large, spare text, and bold colors imply the youngest audience, but both words and pictures are bound to mislead in this poorly composed gender-role primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 50 STATES by Gabrielle Balkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Fun but arbitrary; the real excitement starts when something sparks an interest and there isn't enough here to satisfy your curiosity. (Atlas. 8-12)"
A gallimaufry of facts, oddities, and personalities makes Balkan and Linero's work a storybook atlas, leaving the navigation to your GPS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Meaning(s) of Life by M
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2014

"A highly relatable, accessible popular-science book."
A sharp, highly scientific book about the intersection of evolutionary biology and the meaning of life. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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ALL IS NOT LOST
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman

Cover Story: In the Clouds
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heavy, Yet Hopeful
Anti-Bonus Factor: Suicide
Relationship Status: Here For You

Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are ...


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