Search Results: "Stephen Fried"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2010

"A sturdy, detailed work of history that will appeal to business readers as well as aficionados of railroading and the Old West."
The West wasn't won with six guns alone. Well-greased skillets helped, too, especially in the hands of Fred Harvey's cooks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1998

"For all its virtues, a collection of absorbing articles that never quite coalesces into a cohesive whole."
A big, sprawling, highly personal inquiry into the making, approval, selling, and prescribing of drugs. Read full book review >

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THING OF BEAUTY by Stephen Fried
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"A refreshingly undazzled take on the daily workings of the fashion scene. (First serial to Vanity Fair)"
Investigative journalist Fried's biography of model-turned- heroin-addict Gia Carangi is more than your usual riches-to-rags downer, thanks to fascinating fashion-biz detail. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A mixed bag but of interest to health policy wonks and activists."
A scion of an American dynasty recounts years of addiction, mental illness, and family dysfunction—matters that, as the title suggests, are altogether too ordinary. Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Liberty is fortunate to have such a reasoned and persuasive voice as its champion."
A sharp examination of the idea of liberty in the modern, democratic state. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE AGES by Johannes Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"A dense, often ponderous work from a deeply erudite scholar."
A revisionist study of the medieval era as representing a process of consolidation and transformation that eventually yielded the Renaissance. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S FIGHTER by Ronald K. Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A fresh and amiable story that offers a fascinating glimpse of the inner world of boxing and manages to make it appear equally shabby and attractive."
From boxing enthusiast/TV producer Fried (Corner Men, 1991): a first novel about the transformation of a nerdy Manhattan English teacher into a prizefight manager. Read full book review >

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CORNER MEN by Ronald K. Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1991

"He's done his roadwork, however, and delivers an action-packed ten-rounder that ranks as a top contender for fans of the sweet science. (Illustrations-not seen.)"
An enthusiast's engaging rundown on prizefighting's trainers-the men who prep a boxer for his bouts, analyze the weaknesses (or strengths) of opponents, provide instant advice between rounds, and otherwise tend to the emotional as well as physical needs of their embattled charges. Read full book review >

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SOCCER IN SUN AND SHADOW by Eduardo Galeano
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A welcome update of a classic—Galeano's gift to the game he loves."
A revised and updated version of the Uruguayan author's lyrical exploration of the beautiful game. Read full book review >