Search Results: "Andrew Schlesinger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2005

"Still, a nice commencement gift, if, say, your neighbor's kid happens to be graduating from Harvard."
Journalist and filmmaker Schlesinger, son and grandson of Harvard professors, charts the history of the college in Cambridge from its founding days to the present. Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS OF ARTHUR SCHLESINGER, JR. by Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A treasure trove that enriches understanding of some of the men and women who helped shape events from World War II to the present."
An insightful, unique view of the multiple Pulitzer-winning liberal icon Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2008

"Well-reasoned and capably constructed."
Schlesinger (Political Journalism/Boston Univ.) confidently assesses the diverse contributions made by speechwriters toiling thanklessly on behalf of presidents from FDR to G.W. Bush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A great resource for students of modern history and international law."
A sturdy account of the UN's birth, starring the seven American politicians and civil servants who, "balancing peace with cold-eyed realism," engineered the San Francisco conference that led to its creation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 16, 2010

"Schlesinger's modest technical explanations may not satisfy sophisticated science buffs, but he delivers high-quality popular-science writing."
An irresistibly entertaining history of electricity from the point of view of the humble battery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1963

"For the faculty clubs."
As a historian Professor Schlesinger has sired some significant scholarship; as a father he's also sired one of President Kennedy's hot-shot Special Assistants; nevertheless, his In Retrospect is about as invigorating as a Class Report. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 20, 1939

"It is objectively written, but contains many rather abstract disquisitions."
A man forgotten — who 50 years ago was constantly on the battlefields of religion, philosophy, social science, politics, his weapons a trenchant pen and a ready flow of oratory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 19, 1973

"But withal, Schlesinger has seemingly effortlessly traced the rise of the autocratic White House and that is sufficient."
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. will be read because he is Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 17, 1963

"Still, a revealing, rewarding good general guide."
A two-volume safari into the paths of America's intellectual evolution, one which cuts some whackingly good, and not-so-good, swaths from the Colonial wilderness to the New Frontier. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1949

"A difficult but important book."
Pulitzer Prize winner (with his Age of Jackson) and probably the youngest important historian in the United States, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. here speaks for a generation that came too late to fall under the spell of the Communist dream, and that now views with alarm the decadence of Communism seizing hold of vast tracts of Europe and Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 24, 1972

"Just in time for this year's encounter with history."
Fifteen essays by historians like Link and Freidel culled from the comprehensive four-volume History of American Presidential Elections (1971) which analyze crucial American presidential elections between 1789 and 1964. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 5, 1958

"But on its own merits it is essential reading for this and any period and season."
The Crisis of the Old Order, (1957) which launched this monumental assessment of a relatively contemporary era in American social, political and economic life, was an epitaph to a period which ran its opulent but progressively more ruinous course from 1919-1933. Read full book review >