Search Results: "Steven Nissen"


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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"This book is like the doctor of old—white coat, black bag, stethoscope—ready to counsel from broad experience. So listen and act."
Preventative care for your cardiac plumbing, and steps to rectify what has gone amiss, from heart surgeon Gillinov and cardiologist Nissen. 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: June 1, 2011

"An indispensable refresher course, alternately edifying and campy, on what's proper in modern gay life."
Syndicated writer and New York Times same-sex wedding expert updates his volume on manners and navigating gay and lesbian life. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD PEOPLE OF NEW YORK by Thisbe Nissen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2001

"A mostly satisfying rendition of the complex mother-daughter relationship, told with edgy humor and deep sympathy."
An episodic first novel of divorce, motherhood, and coming-of-age in Manhattan of the 1970s and '80s, by the author of the story collection Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night (1999). Read full book review >

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OSPREY ISLAND by Thisbe Nissen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

Despite flaws, this second from Nissen (The Good People of New York, 2001), about alcohol-sodden year-rounders on a resort island in the Northeast, shows that she can deliver a compelling and layered tale. Read full book review >