Search Results: "Thomas Karl Dietrich"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A generous, involving study of how ancient stargazing gave rise to many of the tenets of human civilization."
Dietrich provides a wide-ranging study of ancient astronomies. Read full book review >

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KARL BENZ by Brian Williams
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Chronology; brief, irrelevant bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Pioneers of Science'' series, some interesting period illustrations and biographical details concerning the German who built the first practical automobile. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2011

"A solid, page-turning throwback to the golden age of detective novels."
In his debut novel, Mears introduces Pinkerton detective Michael Temple, a man sent to Berlin in 1934 with one goal: bring back American film star Sara Potter. Read full book review >

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MARLENE DIETRICH by Steven Bach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"A great pearl."
Gigantic chef-d'oeuvre: a 600-page life that puts Dietrich before us as no book has ever done and whose writing sets a new standard for celebrity biographies. Read full book review >

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EMIL AND KARL by Yankev Glatshteyn
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"The translator's afterword explains that this is one of the first novels written about the Holocaust in any language and for any age. (Fiction. 10+)"
Glatshteyn presents an unstintingly stark depiction of Nazi terror in this story, set in Vienna shortly after the German occupation. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Jonathan Sperber
Released: March 11, 2013

"Authoritative in its scope, but dense and unnecessarily difficult."
A thorough but starchy portrait of the father of modern communism. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Francis Wheen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2000

"Respectful yet non-hagiographic, Wheen's life of Marx deserves a wide readership."
Superb life of the thinker who, for better or worse, molded the 20th century. Read full book review >

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DIETRICH & RIEFENSTAHL by Karin Wieland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A sweeping, revelatory dual biography."
Two icons and their turbulent times. Read full book review >

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MARLENE DIETRICH by Maria Riva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 1993

"No Mommie Dearest—though reviewers may point their fingers—but grand stuff. (Photographs—217—not seen.)"
It seemed unlikely that Steven Bach's masterful Marlene Dietrich (1992) could be bettered, but for sheer intimacy and readability (though not scholarship), Dietrich's daughter has done it here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1993

"Baxt's predictable mix—a parade of well-researched bygone celebs and resurrected gossip; scads of nasty, banal chitchat, laced with painful puns—but this time with a plot that's livelier and more imaginative than the author's norm: his fans will love it."
Yet another of Baxt's fictional takes on the glamour queens of film history (The Greta Garbo Murder Case, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF KARL MARX by Ronan de Calan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"With its companion, great thinkers viewed from unusual angles—but better as refreshers than first introductions. (Philosophy. 12-15) "
Cheerfully bidding readers to chill ("Don't be afraid! It's only a sheet!"), the ghostly Marx rises up to explain the origins of his social philosophy. Read full book review >