Search Results: "Tony Curtis"


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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER by Marci Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Why bicker when there's enough room on the skateboard for two and a frosted donut for every mouth? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gathering of brothers—sharply etched, bright photographs of pairs of them, younger and older, multicultural—celebrates harmony with nary a discord in sight (minor differences of opinion are of the most benign sort). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Bittersweet window into a privileged yet insecure upbringing."
FDR's eldest grandson nostalgically recounts his childhood growing up in close proximity to his charismatic grandparents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"While it's refreshing to read a book about a popular musician written by someone with real credentials as a historian, Curtis sadly lacks enough knowledge about music to carry off her task."
Not really a biography, but an episodic social history centering on the life of ragtime composer Scott Joplin. Read full book review >

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MAN SQUARE by Curtis Hibbler
Released: July 25, 2014

"A no-frills primer aimed squarely at a socially conservative Christian readership."
A concise guide for women who want to understand their men. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WIFE by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"This fictional first lady is a wimp and her husband a lightweight. So what's new?"
An elementary-school librarian marries the least promising son of an old-moneyed, intensely competitive Republican family and sticks by him as he rises from hard-drinking fool to unpopular U.S. President in this roman à clef from Sittenfeld (The Man of My Dreams, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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PREP by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Teenaged years served up without sugar: a class act."
A witty, involving boarding-school drama from Seventeen magazine award-winner Sittenfeld. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 26, 1995

"Gathje's unobtrusive writing is consciously set just a notch or two above the tabloid style, making it read like a mystery and a saucy tour guide of preWW II New York. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Using lurid accounts and photos of the day, Gathje's strong debut brings to garish life a crime that captured New York City's attention in 1937. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS YOU NEVER EVEN HEARD OF by Patricia Curtis
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, both children and adults will marvel at these eccentricities of the natural world and will quickly become concerned for them. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
Curtis (Aquatic Animals in the Wild and in Captivity, 1992) briefly describes the characteristics and plight of a dozen unusual endangered species of wildlife in habitats that range from the foothills of the Andes to the rain forests of Vietnam and Laos. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Six aquatic habitats (freshwater lakes and wetlands; rivers; estuaries and salt marshes; coasts; coral reefs; and the open sea) and the animals that live in them are described, together with an overview of new aquariums that emphasize displaying animals in naturalistic settings plus chatty facts about birds, mammals, fish and invertebrates living in and around the waterways. Read full book review >

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POINT OF IMPACT by Jack Curtis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Kind of a sophisticated cops-and-robbers variant of the spaghetti western: tough yet sentimental, unwieldy yet grand, suspenseful yet utterly predictable as its textured yet super-macho hero and villains vector toward their inexorable fates."
Big and brawny British police procedural—London cop vs. serial killer and cohorts—by the talented author of Glory and Crow's Parliament. Read full book review >