Search Results: "William Eisner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STONE LION by William Eisner
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Because Eisner is himself a former engineering executive who ran a Boston company similar to Electronic Technologies, it's perhaps too easy to assume that this book is partly a memoir. But in either case, it never quite crosses the line that divides a compelling novel from a vanity project."
William Eisner's (The Sevigne Letters, 1994) tale of corporate intrigue has an interesting start: Laid-off high-tech engineer George Breal spends half a year coping with unemployment and finally secures an interview with Dr. John Lowell, president of the Cambridge, Mass., company Electronic Technologies. Read full book review >

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WILL EISNER’S NEW YORK by Will Eisner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Incredible sights and bite-sized sagas of the city that never sleeps."
From skyscraper to subway, fat cats to the homeless, here's the Big Apple envisioned by one of America's top graphic-novelists—a town without pity but teeming with terrific tales. Read full book review >

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Journey to Galumphagos by Seth Eisner
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"A well-paced, delightful children's book with a moral that's clear without being heavy-handed."
In this entertaining, fantastical adventure for middle-grade readers, three siblings discover that running away from problems might create more of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2013

"An exciting reminder of how Vatican machinations continue to haunt history."
The story of the race to compose a last top-secret encyclical against Nazi racism before the death of Pope Pius XI. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"An informed and informative guide to the US economy's strengths and weaknesses for those perplexed or offended by the major media's invariably shallow, frequently mistaken interpretations."
Best known for maverick views on federal deficits and the national debt, Eisner (Economics/Northwestern Unviersity; How Real is the Federal Deficit?, not reviewed) makes his signature subjects a centerpiece of this contrarian and somewhat unfashionable audit of the domestic economy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uneven war story that will appeal to aficionados of the Pacific theater and wartime espionage."
Bringing to light a little-known facet of the Pacific theater in World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOTALLY POLAR by Marty Crisp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"As a celebration of all things polar, this will likely cool things down no matter what the season. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From deep snowdrifts, cold toes, and snowmen, to hot chocolate and roaring fires, Peter Petrosky MacGregor O'Toole loves all things winter. Read full book review >

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THE CRUSADER by Michael Alexander Eisner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Not stylish, but fast-moving and richly colored."
Deftly time-shuffled debut historical set in 13th-century Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE, IN PICTURES by Will Eisner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Life in all its bittersweet richness, depicted by a master who learned from the more personally revelatory work by younger generations who were profoundly influenced by him."
Posthumous collection commemorates the pioneering cartoonist who gave his name to the comic industry's top annual awards, the Eisners.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMP by Michael D. Eisner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"A well-told story of the raw ingredients of growing up, free of bluster but full of brio. (Eight-page photo insert, not seen)"
A valentine to summer camp from recently deposed Disney CEO Eisner, who makes it clear why the camp reverberates for him to this very day. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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