Search Results: "Arlie Russell Hochschild"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1997

"The disappointing failure to press forward with her observations does not prevent this from being a provocative book. (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New York Times Magazine; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
Along with predictable premises and conclusions, this case study raises unsettling questions about the impact of time on contemporary lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Anecdote-rich, analysis-poor—more a series of snapshots than sociological study."
An eminent sociologist explores how service-for-pay is replacing the support of family members, friends and neighbors, and how this shift is impacting lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"For women's study courses, this look at a heretofore largely unexplored phenomenon is sure to provide controversial material."
Fifteen instructive essays on the causes and effects of female workers' migration from poor nations to affluent ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A well-told chronicle of an ambitious sociological project of significant current importance."
An acclaimed liberal sociologist examines "the increasingly hostile split" between America's two major political parties and "how life feels to people on the right—that is…the emotion that underlies politics." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Daddy Will Fix It by Arlie Holmes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"A bleak book with a sympathetic protagonist."
A debut novel about the trials and tribulations of a gifted, sensitive boy growing up in the bleak, unforgiving environment of the Virginia Mountains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2005

"A chronicle of a rare and radiant victory by our better angels. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A late-18th-century band of abolitionists in England begins the movement that will eventually free nearly one million slaves across the British Empire—and show the world that idealism and a passion for human rights can fill the sails of the ship of state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS by Adam Hochschild
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2016

"Hochschild ably explores subtle shades of the conflict that contemporary authors and participants did not want to consider."
A nuanced look at the messy international allegiances forged during the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fans of Brit humor will enjoy, but gird your suspension of disbelief; it's going to get a workout. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
Dotty Ida White's equally daffy rare-breed sheep return for more fleecy (mis)adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROWN RABBIT IN THE CITY by Natalie Russell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Her strength remains her mix of warmly colored drawings and prints that seem lifted right out of a street scene in the West Village and strike the perfect balance between hip and cozy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Following up on Moon Rabbit (2009), Russell brings the same charm to this sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A searing history of evil and the heroes who exposed it."
Journalist-memoirist Hochschild (Finding the Trapdoor, 1997, etc.) recounts the crimes against humanity of Belgium's King Leopold II, whose brutal imperialist regime sparked the creation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and the first major human-rights protest movement of this century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"These pieces speak clearly to the times in which they were written, but not to the ages. (illustrations, not seen)"
A collection of magazine articles and time-bound reportage by the estimable Hochschild (The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin, 1994, etc.), cofounder of Mother Jones magazine. Read full book review >