Search Results: "Werner Herzog"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"A valuable historical record and a strangely stylish, hypnotic literary work."
The acclaimed director's diary of his time making Fitzcarraldo (1982). Read full book review >

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OF WALKING IN ICE by Werner Herzog
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"A brief but poetic rendering of a fraught and wild pilgrimage."
Diary of a passionate quest. Read full book review >

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SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT by Werner Thuswaldner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"His haunting landscapes evoke the atmosphere of village life in early-19th-century Oberndorf, and his portraits give the two men who created the hymn personalities behind the famous music. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Ingpen, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, has created stunning illustrations for this historical look at how the beloved Christmas hymn came to be written. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2008

"There's truth to Werner's translation, but the whole should be taken with a grain of salt."
A look at how English-language Bibles compare to the original ancient Hebrew and Aramaic, including her new Old Testament translation: the “Ancient Roots Translinear Bible” (ARTB). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"A trip down the 'gospel road' that's long, meandering, and generally unrewarding."
The biographies of three important figures in soul music are uncomfortably interwoven. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A quest for authenticity and self-acceptance, marred by occasional sentimentality and banality, but ultimately redeemed by a near-perfect ending."
Herzog's third travel memoir (Small World: A Microcosmic Journey, 2004, etc.) follows the highways cross-country to his college reunion at Cornell University, examining the idea of the hero along the way. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Too ideological to entrance most readers—but students of psychology will want to add this to their collections."
A blend of compelling anecdotes and dull psychoanalysis, as Muensterberger (an N.Y.C. psychoanalyst) examines the whys and hows of manic collecting. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A sensible and refreshingly restrained discussion of the nation's deficiencies."
A sober consideration of the decline of American democracy. Read full book review >

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FRONTIERS OF POSSESSION by Tamar Herzog
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This book is for those with a legal bent who enjoy the question more than the solution. While certainly erudite, the text is long and confusing, and many readers will wonder where the author is heading."
Herzog (Latin American Affairs/Harvard Univ.; Defining Nations: Immigrants and Citizens in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America, 2003) examines the border disputes between Spain and Portugal, comparing the players and difficulties of the two widely distant and differing situations. Read full book review >