Search Results: "Alan Wolfe"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"Abstract and sometimes arid, but always with an eye to what's happening on the ground."
Noted political scientist Wolfe (The Future of Liberalism, 2009, etc.) brings the theological problem of evil to bear on politics and political wrongdoers from Hitler to Dick Cheney. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2003

"Literate and learned revelations about how American society has painted a smiley face on the once-grim visage of old-time religion."
Evaluation of the myriad ways American religion and culture affect each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM by Alan Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2009

"Highly recommended for anyone with even a passing interest in politics or history."
A contributing editor at The New Republic urges liberals to reclaim their heritage, contending that their political philosophy is superior to those found further to the left and right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A provocative examination that suffers from a want of focus."
A wide-reaching survey regarding the moral ramifications of "the way we live now"—which, as always, seems fraught with compromise and lonely abnegations. Read full book review >

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AT HOME IN EXILE by Alan Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A thought-provoking and optimistic look at global Judaism."
In defense of the Jewish diaspora. Read full book review >

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ONE NATION, AFTER ALL by Alan Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Wolfe's round-up is an absolute must for anyone who wants or, in every politician's case, needs to know how Americans think. (Author tour)"
Sociologist (Boston Univ.) and social critic par excellence, Wolfe (Marginalized in the Middle, not reviewed, etc.) scores again with this thorough, edifying, and engrossing study of the fabled but elusive American middle class. Read full book review >

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AMERICA AT CENTURY'S END by Alan Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Topical, contemporary, anecdotal, and of general appeal, but flawed by its lack of historical context, by its failure to relate properly the past 40 years of change to precedents and movements of earlier times."
Twenty-two clear, winning, and original essays by an eclectic group of distinguished sociologists who provide an ``evaluative portrait,'' limited but provocative, of selected areas of American life in the closing decades of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Brief biographies of each artist follow the body of the text. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Wolfe, head of education at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, uses 18 paintings to hone observation skills and teach art history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A lively and sophisticated introduction to the art of close reading a painting. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
A well-chosen selection of paintings spanning the centuries serves as examples of how artists convey meaning. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED SPECIES by Gene Wolfe
Released: March 20, 1989

A substantial collection of 34 tales, many previously uncollected, from the renowned author of, most recently, There Are Doors (1988), ranging from horror and fantasy to speculative and hard science fiction. Read full book review >