Search Results: "Bruce Ackerman"


BOOK REVIEW

WE THE PEOPLE, VOLUME 3 by Bruce Ackerman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Though occasionally overwhelming in the sheer volume of material, this is an erudite and passionately argued work."
The third volume of the author's authoritative constitutional trilogy puts forth a brave argument on the importance of popular sovereignty as the galvanizing force in civil rights. Read full book review >

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WE THE PEOPLE by Bruce Ackerman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Readers well grounded in constitutional law will find Ackerman's arguments fascinating and provocative."
In the second volume in his work We the People (volume I, Foundations, appeared in 1991), a noted Yale legal historian looks at the tangled history of constitutional amendments. Read full book review >

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BUSH V. GORE by Bruce Ackerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"No chilly legal-think here, but impassioned and piquing interpretations of law and its application or misapplication in the presidential election of 2000."
A stunning collection of real-world legal rustications that consider the meaty issues behind and released by the Gore/Bush electoral debacle, assembled with a niftily guiding hand by Yale law professor Ackerman (The Stakeholder Society, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE STAKEHOLDER SOCIETY by Bruce Ackerman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"An important contribution that should enliven public discourse even if it does not gain wide popular acceptance."
There is a rare commodity here: a well-thought out, genuinely original idea. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN BOY by Karen Ackerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, the dialogue is witty and offbeat, the situation engrossing, the characters perceptively drawn, and the outcome moving and credible—though Daniel may not recover from his suicide attempt, others are seeking new reconciliations as a result of it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When the Ferrises move in next door, where Solly Freedom's aged friend Mrs. Sawyer used to live, Solly's family takes their oddities in stride; after all, Solly's parents came of age in the 60's and have their own idiosyncracies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"Like Pan, Ackerman is an unpredictable sensualist in the garden, and one with lots of facts. A more gladdening companion would be hard to imagine."
A rapt and lovely seasonal pilgrimage, perfectly attuned, through Ackerman's (Deep Play, 1999, etc.) home garden to points beyond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A playful, rewarding jaunt through the brain's chemical realities and emotional intangibles."
A search for how the brain works, and where it ends and the mind begins. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Smart and polished and totally entertaining, Ackerman is a pure pleasure."
Intimate, savory portraits of imperiled animals and environments, by the author of A Natural History of Love (1994), etc. Extinction is a natural part of evolution, often "unmalicious, intentionless, random." Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"One could do a lot worse than to find Ackerman at the end of the line when feeling those desperately slippery moments of despair, the rush into the unknown."
From Ackerman (Rarest of the Rare, 1995, etc.) come these graceful, canny reflections on her hours spent fielding calls at a suicide prevention center. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT HORSE by Ned Ackerman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Reminiscent of Armstrong Sperry's Call It Courage, this is an exciting story with a richly satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Running Crane's mother has married a member of the Kainaa band, and he still feels like an outsider. Read full book review >