Search Results: "Amy Wilentz"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Weaker than, though akin to, Didion."
Better known for her serious writing (Martyrs' Crossing, 2001, etc.), Wilentz takes wicked, witty tear through the Left Coast. Read full book review >

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MARTYRS’ CROSSING by Amy Wilentz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"An impressively savvy political novel that compares interestingly with Robert Stone's Damascus Gate (1998)."
An increasingly suspenseful debut novel from the award-winning New Yorker writer (The Rainy Season, 1989) that spins a persuasively elaborate plot from a tragic "incident" at a Jerusalem checkpoint. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An extraordinarily frank cultural study/memoir that eschews platitudes of both tragedy and hope."
A veteran journalist captures the functioning chaos of Haiti. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF REAGAN by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"An insightful analysis of the rise and reign of Reagan; a somewhat less successful explication of the meaning of Reaganism and its implications."
A distinguished center-left historian surveys U.S. politics over the past 35 years and pronounces Ronald Reagan, like it or not, the era's dominant figure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2016

"A master scholar delivers a delightfully stimulating historical polemic."
A stern, thoroughly satisfying harangue on the realities of politics in the United States by the veteran, prizewinning historian. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Wilentz's book, though very long, wastes no words. A well-crafted, highly readable political history."
Is the U.S. a democracy, or a republic? As Wilentz (History/Princeton Univ.) shows in this sprawling account, Americans debated the issue from the post-revolutionary era to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A worthy introduction to the Age of Jackson, now receiving increased attention from historians."
Old Hickory was a man of actions, not ideas—but a better president than past historians have held. Read full book review >

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BOB DYLAN IN AMERICA by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"One for the practicing Dylanologist—general readers should approach with caution."
A noted historian tries to shed light on the less-traveled byways in Bob Dylan's epic journey. Read full book review >

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LUCY CAN'T SLEEP by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

Restless, sleepless Lucy decides to climb out of bed and wander through her hushed house. Read full book review >

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TINY & HERCULES by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Medium-saturated hues fill in fine, black outlines, and some of Tiny's postures are priceless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This friendly cousin of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear (2007) is filled with understated humor and even-tempered loyalty. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMES LIKES BEST by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Especially amusing are 'Auntie's funny hair' and Mommy's reaction when James and his playmate throw toy fruit down the stairs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
James is on the go in these four short stories targeted toward the preschool set. Read full book review >

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BELINDA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Brava, Belinda—encore! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Belinda, the ballerina with big feet, is back for her third adventure, this time in a professional ballet production of "Cinderella." Read full book review >