Search Results: "Victor S. Navasky"


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THE ART OF CONTROVERSY by Victor S. Navasky
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2013

"Generally engaging and often illuminating, but the study might better have gone deeper rather than wide."
The veteran journalist offers a survey of political caricature, international in scope, but a little sketchy in its short biographical summaries. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF OPINION by Victor S. Navasky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2005

"A pleasure for general readers, and a blessing for students of the independent media and contemporary letters."
The country's oldest weekly magazine, a fixture of liberal households since the Civil War, has a dirty secret, its long-time editor/publisher discloses. It loses money. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A useful, even timely collection, even though some of the pieces are 10 years old."
A collection of smart essays and lectures by accomplished professionals in the magazine world. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE WARBLER by Victor Emanuel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A charming narrative for avid birders and armchair nature lovers, sure to inspire at least a few flights of fancy."
One of the world's foremost birders reflects on his life in nature, which has always "kept me young through a sense of wonder." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The many fragmented individual stories tend to blur together, but the message comes through loud and clear."
The lives of nine families just barely scraping by in four New York City neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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Released: May 25, 1981

"Otherwise, this is more a portrait of others' need for Burroughs to be an elder Great than of the more modest (and more engaging) actuality."
After the resounding thud made by Burroughs' last novel, Cities of the Red Night, these transcriptions of table-talk serve some rehabilitative purpose, presenting a picture of an aging, conservative, serious man who, with his best work perhaps now behind him, admits himself that he may have come to sound "like some sort of great nineteenth-century crank who thought that brown sugar was the answer to everything and was practicing something he called brain breathing." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The many fragmented individual stories tend to blur together, but the message comes through loud and clear."
The lives of nine families just barely scraping by in four New York City neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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MOONDREAM by Victor Osborne
Released: April 20, 1989

After quarreling with his good friend Katy, Rupert is wakened by a fearsome "Grabbly"; Katy hears their straggle, rushes to the rescue, and is carried off instead—thus initiating Rupert's book-long journey to rescue her. Read full book review >

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HELL'S TRACES by Victor Ripp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"An idiosyncratic work striving for sense and meaning from a family record of enormous loss and obfuscation."
A personal attempt to tackle emotionally the Nazi roundup of a 3-year-old relative to the concentration camps. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A top-level insider's dramatic, stranger-than-fiction disclosures in the great game of espionage. (Maps and photographs- -not seen)"
The suspenseful, eye-opening memoir of a Soviet spy who came in from the cold. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN SENSES by Victor Villaseñor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A little of the incessant be-here-now grooviness can go a long way, though readers inclined to New Age sensibilities will find the ever-enthusiastic Villaseñor a pleasant and engaging companion."
Coherence takes a backseat to exuberant, purplish prose in this sprawling saga of a family's life in Mexico and the US, sequel to Rain of Gold (1991). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A well-crafted, constantly revealing study of the world-altering changes of recent history."
A sturdy examination of events that led to the collapse of Eastern Europe's communist regimes. Read full book review >