Search Results: "Stewart Brand"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"His crunchy-granola insights bristle with an undeniable pragmatism."
Brand founder of The Whole Earth Catalog and CoEvolution Quarterly, launches a populist attack on rarefied architectural conventions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"Breathtaking in scope and implication—a must-read."
A comprehensive, forward-thinking blueprint for sustainable living. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Not a wonderful account of a life. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
Readers interested in finding out more about Stewart and his distinguished career, his signal roles in movies such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Winchester '73, Harvey, and Vertigo, should steer far wide of this stunningly inept work. Read full book review >

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JAMES STEWART by Donald Dewey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A model of how to do a serious but entertaining Hollywood biography; Dewey never loses sight of the work, which is what makes Stewart important in the first place. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Biographer and novelist Dewey (Marcello Mastroianni, 1993; Reasonable Doubts, 1991) offers a voluminous, highly intelligent look at one of the richest and most complex of Hollywood star personas, not incidentally, one of the industry's most beloved actors. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"An informative history of a man of 'adamantine strengths and…very human weaknesses' who incited a theological revolution."
Anticipating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Royal Historical Society vice president Pettegree (Modern History/Univ. of St. Andrews; The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself, 2014, etc.) offers a cogent and authoritative overview of Martin Luther (1483-1546) and of the burgeoning printing industry that disseminated his ideas.Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Full of potential, but underdeveloped. (Fiction. YA)"
Pressured into a high school for math and science whizzes, the left-brained Jordie Popkin is finally allowed to show off her creative side when she's placed in her junior year internship at the zany advertising agency, Out of the Box. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF MAX BRAND by Max Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"Not every story is a winner, but this diverse collection proves that the King of the Pulps could spin almost any kind of tale successfully."
Eighteen short stories from Frederick Faust, who wrote nearly 900 pieces of fiction—most of them pulp westerns—under the name of Max Brand (The Black Signal, 1986, etc.) and 20 other pseudonyms between 1917 and his death in 1944. Read full book review >

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THE BRAND NEW CREATURE by Jemma Beeke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Textured backgrounds and the feathered watercolors combine with delicate hues to create diaphanous images in an imaginative safari to friendship. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Weary of the mundane creatures inhabiting her yard, a young girl embarks upon a walkabout in search of a crocodile, which she has never seen. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 21, 2012

"An intriguing alternative to traditional business books, with a compelling, relevant message."
A being from the future saves a company from infighting and inertia in this engaging business parable. Read full book review >