Search Results: "Steven Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

STEVEN SPIELBERG by John Baxter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1997

"Despite some entertaining behind-the-scenes gossip, Baxter's biography is ultimately as superficial as he accuses Spielberg's films of being. (24 pages b&w photos)"
A slight biography of Spielberg, perhaps the most successful filmmaker of all time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A bibliography includes films, CDs, videos, interviews, and recordings, as well as books and articles. (glossary of filmmaking terms) (Biography. 10-15)"
E.T., Schindler's List, and An American Tale—these seemingly disparate movies all came from the mind of Steven Spielberg, arguably one of the most influential people in the history of cinema. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Virginia Meachum
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, most readers will find this no-frills, serviceable biography worth perusing. (chronology, filmography, footnotes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the People to Know series about the film director and producer, from his childhood as a Jew in non-Jewish communities through his establishment of DreamWorks SKG. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Molly Haskell
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Compact, incisive, and witty—a great starting point for those interested in Spielberg's life and art."
The acclaimed director's work examined through the prism of his Jewish faith. Read full book review >

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EVEN STEVEN by John Gilstrap
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"Reading Gilstrap's third and most accomplished suspenser (At All Costs, 1998, etc.) is like listening to an all-menace radio station in which everyone everywhere is in maximum danger during every minute of the incredibly compressed 24 hours of the story. Think Mary Higgins Clark with teeth."
Another of Gilstrap's innocent families duels with police, the FBI, and serious druglords over the child they've reluctantly kidnapped. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Joseph McBride
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Film history at its best: rich in information, often dazzling in perception. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A penetrating, incisive biography of the young but already legendary filmmaker. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF STEVEN by Steven T. Stevenson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 12, 2015

"A strangely effective blend: an optimistic book about suicide."
A fast-paced fantasy novel about suicide and what comes after. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Outstanding reportage delivered in the upbeat, informative fashion for which Levy is well known."
Dense, driven examination of the pioneering search engine that changed the face of the Internet. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"An infomercial for a popular product."
A tech journalist pens a love letter to "a very special gizmo." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1992

"This thought-provoking inquiry may be the most comprehensive yet on the subject. (Eight pages of color illustrations; 20 b&w drawings and charts—not seen.)"
Levy again reports from the front lines of technology in this exploration of the history and future of the creation of artificial life—as impressive and illuminating a work as his memorable Hackers (1984). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2001

"Although the welter of personalities and technologies often overwhelms the narrative arc, Levy does a good job of making this important tale readable and comprehensible."
A dramatically rendered if dense account of the post-hippie outsider intellectuals who cracked the National Security Agency's monopoly on cryptography and ushered in much that dot-com America today takes for granted. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Everything you never realized you wanted to know about the Mac, by a very smart, infectiously enthusiastic partisan."
A breezy, anecdotal, yet discerning history of the people, ideas, and technology that led to the user-friendliness of the Macintosh computer. Read full book review >