Search Results: "Warren Zimmermann"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An intelligent, highly readable contribution to the historical literature, usefully updating such standard texts as Howard K. Beale's Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of America to World Power (1956)."
A vigorous history of America's rise to global power in the closing years of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"His timely insider analysis is enlivened with unforgettable portraits of a bizarre cast of characters. (Author tour)"
Another coroner's report on the death of Yugoslavia, this time by an observer with a literary bent, the US's last ambassador to that vanished nation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >

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EARL WARREN by Christine L. Compston
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2002

"But this is an adequate start. (chronology, further reading by and about Warren, index, picture credits, text credits) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Earl Warren, attorney general of Alameda County, California, and later of the State of California, then Governor of California, and finally Chief Justice of the United States, changed the judicial system and expanded civil rights and liberties. Read full book review >

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WARREN BEATTY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1994

"No sensational revelations here: just the glitz behind the tinsel."
The author of Five for Hollywood (1991) comes up with a galloping, hard-breathing bio of Beatty that recycles the gossip about his love life against the plots of his films. Read full book review >

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THE ZIMMERMANN TELEGRAM by Barbara W. Tuchman
Released: Sept. 29, 1958

"Every line is readable and tense and resonant of the climate of opinion in that period."
The essence of this exciting reconstruction is as follows:- The British had a verbatim copy of the German diplomatic code. Read full book review >

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Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >

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WARREN OATES by Susan Compo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"An informative, welcome portrait of an underappreciated American icon."
Never quite a star, actor's actor Warren Oates gets his due in a lively biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Still, Blotner has done a great deal of research and deployed it subtly, and we should welcome any biography that looks beyond the colossus of Faulkner to remind us of the South's enormous modern literary vitality. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but occasionally opaque biography of the Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and novelist. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY WARREN SAVES THE DAY by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The jokes and the line drawings of chickens are all charming, but even more important: We finally have an answer to 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Any philosophical questions readers ever had about chickens are addressed in this graphic novel. Read full book review >

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WARREN G. HARDING by John Dean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2004

"Unlikely to rehabilitate Harding by itself, but a useful view of the long-forgotten leader."
Brief account of a failed, scandal-ridden presidency, seen through the eyes of someone quite familiar with such things. Read full book review >