'superman,' By Larry Tye: Review

'Superman,' by Larry Tye: review
SupermanThe High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring HeroBy Larry Tye(Random House; 409 pages; $27)Superman has the name recognition and approval rating that politicians would kill for, plus the income.
He's been eclipsed in wisecracking irony by Spider-Man and the X-Men, out-camped by Batman and given a reality check by Everyman Homer Simpson.

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  • Tye: Is Superman Jewish?
    Originally published: November 8, 2013 6:57 PM Updated: November 9, 2013 12:00 PM By LARRY TYE He didn't look Jewish ... royal blue tights and a furling red cape to transform into a Superman. Who ever heard of a Jewish strongman? The evidence of his ...
    11/9/2013 - 4:08 am | View Link
  • Austin Jewish Book Fair: Larry Tye
    Krypton Schmypton. Larry Tye doesn't have much use for the homeworld of Superman, with its futuristic cities full of headband-wearing, goyish super-scientists. He'll take Cleveland's gritty inner city over that exotic planet any day. That, says the author ...
    11/5/2013 - 3:57 am | View Link
  • Superman Biographer Larry Tye on the Man of Steel's High-Flying Cinematic Legacy
    Editor's Note: Larry Tye was an award-winning journalist at The Boston Globe and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. A lifelong Superman fan, Tye now runs a Boston-based training program for medical journalists. He is the author of the New York Times ...
    06/13/2013 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Interview: Author Larry Tye on Superman and the American way
    Superman is celebrating his 75th anniversary this April and way back in 1938 no one could have imagined the enduring impact that the ultra-strong man-in-tights would have on the world. Whether you call him Superman, the Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow ...
    04/15/2013 - 4:17 am | View Link
  • Larry Tye's powerful 'Superman' broadens into war, politics and religion
    The book is full of entertaining detail, such as actor Reeves' penchant for calling his daily cocktail his "olive." I was startled to read that Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the 1978 film, had to fantasize about Harrison Ford to make her romantic ...
    07/15/2012 - 12:33 pm | View Link
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    Superman Costume Christopher Reeve's costume from 'Superman' is seen on display at an auction at Christie's auction house in 2003. For more on Superman ...
    11/23/2014 - 10:13 am | View Website
  • Superman Articles and News
    Here's an excerpt from Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero," by Larry Tye, just out from Random House in paperback.
    11/23/2014 - 10:06 am | View Website
  • Larry Tye | SUPERMAN BIO: PAPERBACK RELEASE, May 21
    Praise for Superman “This exhaustive account of Superman’s creation and the fantastical increase in his powers over time is full of luscious old-school moments.”
    11/23/2014 - 7:28 am | View Website
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    Krypto also known as Superdog is a fictional character. He is Superman's pet dog in the various Superman comic books published by DC Comics. Krypto's first appearance ...
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