Search Results: "William J. Bernstein"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A tribute with the genre's characteristic virtues (warmth) and vices (lack of objectivity), but on the money in assessing a justice unwavering in his dedication to civil rights and civil liberties."
The happy warrior of the Supreme Court's liberal wing from 1956 to 1990 is fondly recalled in these miscellaneous articles collected by Goldman (Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure/St. Read full book review >

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MASTERS OF THE WORD by William J. Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A smart take from an unusual angle on a much-discussed media trend."
Financial historian Bernstein (A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, 2008, etc.) shifts gears slightly to focus on communication as an engine of change. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"An excellent exposition of key factors in a perennial economic conundrum."
How trade has evolved to impact nations and cultures in ways that are always dynamic but not always predictable. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"Another book for the growing shelf from which some Maynard Solomon or musical Walter Jackson Bate will have to winnow when the time comes to write a critical biography rather than the Bernstein story. (100 b&w photos) (First printing of 35,000)"
Another big Lenny B. bio, jam-packed with accomplishment and angst. Read full book review >

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BECKY BERNSTEIN GOES BERLIN by Holly-Jane Rahlens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"A lively and entertaining debut."
From an American-born actress now living in Germany, a first novel that offers wry and refreshingly upbeat reminiscences of life in the single lane—both here and in Berlin. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Allen Shawn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A nearly impossible task, recording this lush life, but Shawn helps us comprehend the magic."
A few luscious slices from the massive cake that was the life of the great pianist, composer, conductor and public personality (1918-1990). Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Simply the best of the Bernstein biographies so far. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; ad/promo)"
A sensitive, well-balanced account of the great American maestro's life and works. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Johanna Hurwitz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; bibliography; index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
An interesting, well-balanced biography of this phenomenon of the 20th-century American musical scene, emphasizing the many facets of Bernstein's achievement (pianist/conductor/composer/media personality) and his identity as a Jew, and wisely (for this audience) ignoring the details of his convoluted personal life. Read full book review >

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THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN LETTERS by Leonard Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Bernstein emerges as highly literate, compassionate, astonishingly busy and gifted almost beyond measure."
Nearly 60 years of revealing letters to and from the composer of West Side Story, a musical colossus who stood with one foot on Broadway, the other in whatever of the world's symphony halls he wished. Read full book review >

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JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

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J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >