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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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: 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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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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FAMILY LIFE by Akhil Sharma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2014

"A moving story of displacement and of the inevitable adjustments one must make when life circumstances change."
In Sharma's world, as in Leo Tolstoy's, unhappy families continue to be unhappy in different ways. Read full book review >

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THE TERRIBLE THREES by Ishmael Reed
Released: March 2, 1989

Back in 1982, Reed cast a baleful eye on the near-future follies of the military-industrial-commercial Christmas complex in a novel called The Terrible Twos; this is its sequel. Read full book review >

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BLACK MILK by Robert Reed
Released: March 30, 1989

Humdrum medium-future yarn, from the author of The Hormone Jungle, about a group of gene-tailored children coming to terms with each other, their environment, and the grandiose aspirations of their creator. Read full book review >

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KEEP ME IN MIND by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"Examining the power of memory and shifting the perceptions of teenage love, this novel delivers a powerful journey of self-discovery and rebirth. (Romance. 12-16)"
Ellia Renée Dawson cannot believe she is a junior in high school. Yesterday she was a freshman, because that's all she can remember. Read full book review >