Search Results: "Bridget Zinn"


BOOK REVIEW

POISON by Bridget Zinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Still, this is good silly fun—a refreshing antidote to a genre overflowing with grit and gloom. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Don't let the title or cover fool you! No grimdark teen fantasy or angst-y heroines here; just a frothy confection of a fairy tale featuring poisoners, princesses, perfumers and pigs, none of whom are exactly what they appear (except maybe the pigs). Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF HISTORY by Howard Zinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"While many will be unable to swallow Zinn's enthusiastic Marxism, his humanity, honesty, and compassionate perspectives on our often brutal history and culture, and his dry humor, make these interviews thoughtful and compelling."
Here, in a series of scattershot interviews from 1989 to 1999 with Alternative Radio founder Barsamian, radical "peoples' historian" Zinn (professor emeritus at aBoston Univ.; Marx in Soho, p. 291 ; etc.) does his best to show that the relentless dialectic of history has survived the collapse of the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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SNCC by Howard Zinn
Released: Sept. 30, 1964

"Here is much, if by no means all, of the inside story, the people actually involved and the nature of the involvement."
This book is not, the author would have us know, a history of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee "in any formal sense. it leaves out too much for that." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 1994

"Zinn's radical activism will not appeal to every reader, but he does argue persuasively — and relevantly, even for those who do not embrace his critique of America and its institutions — that 'small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.'"
The eminent radical historian (Boston Univ.; Declarations of Independence, 1990, etc.) recalls his struggles against American racism and war, and he expresses his hope for the future, in this memoir and manifesto. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 1974

"This is a discomfiting book, making a powerful anecdotal case that justice is a high-minded abstraction with little connection to what most people actually get."
Boston University professor Zinn and his collaborators rake through the workings of justice in this country and turn up a great deal of muck. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 1990

"An unabashedly subjective challenge to American orthodox beliefs, polemical and prickly."
For those who enjoyed Zinn's 1979 American Book Award nominee, A People's History of the United States, here's a rehash of his previous arguments against war, injustice, intolerance, and plutocratic politics. Read full book review >

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FEAST OF FOOLS by Bridget Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A much richer medieval choristers' tale (albeit in France about 50 years later) is Deborah Ellis's Company of Fools (not reviewed). (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
An ungainly and badly paced historical novel that takes too long to get going and then resolves itself in a rush. Read full book review >

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SHELL, BEAK, TUSK by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An important aspect of evolutionary theory—though not presented with the author's usual clarity of thought. (bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
Heos (I, Fly, 2015, etc.) introduces convergent evolution by pairing different animals with similar physical traits. Read full book review >

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THE PRETEND WIFE by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Although the book could have used a stronger foundation, it largely succeeds with the aid of humor, insight and an appealing heroine. If this one has not yet been optioned for film, it soon will be."
Flippancy gives way to more affecting emotions in a second novel from Asher (My Husband's Sweethearts, 2008) about a married woman who, as a favor, pretends to be the wife of her ex-boyfriend. Read full book review >

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MY HUSBAND’S SWEETHEARTS by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"Although short on plot, this is a witty, oddly sweet curiosity with a thread of insight and a degree of promise."
In a darker-than-usual version of chick lit, an angry wife prepares for the death of her cheating husband, whom she still loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"A powerful warning, very much in the vein of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring."
Ornithologists have noticed a significant decline in the numbers of migratory songbird species. Here's an overview of the problem. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE EXPOSURE by Bridget Birdsall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"This necessary story is warmly told but occasionally feels incomplete. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Alyx, an intersex teen, leaves California for Milwaukee to live as a girl for the first time. Read full book review >