Foreword Reviews

David Reid, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Cinema's Illusions, Opera's Allure

by David Reid

Whether or not one verbalizes a like or dislike of opera, everyone, according to the author, has been “raised culturally on something very close to opera”—the movies. Elements of opera are evident in a wide variety of films,... Read More

Book Review

The Unknown Callas

by David Reid

Over twenty-three years after her death, Maria Callas is still one of the best known and best-selling opera singers in the world. It has been estimated that more than 30,000,000 of her records, cassettes, and CDs had been sold and sales... Read More

Book Review

The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies

by David Reid

Gypsies, by their very nature, affronted the principles of social order, hard work and racial purity espoused by the Nazis. Lewy, in his well researched, comprehensive study, traces the evolution of Nazi policies from one of general... Read More

Book Review

Jon Vickers

by David Reid

Jon Vickers played the most demanding of operatic hero roles brilliantly. In a career spanning over thirty-five years, he was Aeneas, Otello, Parsifal, Tristan and Peter Grimes injecting into each role an emotional, intellectual and... Read More

Book Review

The Field Guide to Vintage Farm Tractors

by David Reid

Years ago children drove red and green toy tractors through sand, dirt and mud. When older some of them drove them on the farm. Today many of them look upon vintage farm tractors with nostagia like antique car and train enthusists look... Read More

Book Review

The Book of Kings

by David Reid

This third novel by Thackara has generated quite a bit of clatter in the book business prior to its publication. Not for just its physical size of 1,092 manuscript pages written over twenty-five years, but for its grand scale of setting... Read More

Book Review

Uncollecting Cheever

by David Reid

Miller, who along with her husband Jordan Miller founded Academy Chicago Publishers, a small independent publisher, presents her side of a protracted 1998 lawsuit between their publishing house and the Cheever family over Academy Chicago... Read More

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