Search Results: "Akhil Reed Amar"


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THE LAW OF THE LAND by Akhil Reed Amar
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"A provocative, consistently interesting take on our constitutional history."
In the third volume of a series that assesses the Constitution from varying perspectives, a law professor approaches the document geographically, examining it through the prism of the states. Read full book review >

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THE CONSTITUTION TODAY by Akhil Reed Amar
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Bringing an unusually informed and cool head to the tumult accompanying unfolding events, Amar performs a valuable service for his fellow citizens."
From a constitutional law expert, 20 years' worth of essays on controversial issues that have dominated the headlines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A dense but ingenious mixture of history, legal anecdotes and hypothetical cases."
A carefully reasoned defense of the United States Constitution as the foundation—but only the foundation—of our legal system. Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S CONSTITUTION by Akhil Reed Amar
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"Data-rich, but seldom ponderous."
A needed explication of a document that all Americans should know—but that few have ever read. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Impressive legal hair-splitting that may strike general readers as pointless."
Constitutional scholar Amar (Law/Yale) argues that our understanding of the Bill of Rights has been distorted in two ways. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Consistent and contentious throughout, Amar and Hirsch offer an analysis that should threaten both liberals and conservatives with a commitment to popular sovereignty both like to avoid."
A strange sight, indeed: Popular sovereignty is taken seriously in a discussion of the Constitution. Read full book review >

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LOU REED by Anthony DeCurtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Essential reading for Reed fans and strongly recommended for anyone interested in rock as art."
A full-length portrait of legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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PIPER REED by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Launching a new series, Piper's foray sets sail with verve, fun and spunk. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth-grader Piper Reed's life is a moving experience, but not the way you might think. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Readers who suspend disbelief will encounter an absorbing, technically accurate story of military derring-do from a half-forgotten war."
Controversial, entertaining and sometimes plausible account of a long-secret, behind-the-lines 1952 mission into North Korea. Read full book review >

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PIPER REED GETS A JOB by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This is another successful entry in what has become a solid chapter-book series. (Fiction. 8-10)"
To earn money for a clubhouse where she and her friends can meet outside her crowded home, fifth grader Piper Reed sets herself up as a party planner, substitutes for her babysitting older sister and illustrates her younger sister's book. Read full book review >