Search Results: "Bruce Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A sensitive, informed rendering of the wrenching reformation of the South."
Levine (History/Univ. of Illinois; Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War, 2005, etc.) examines how the slaveholder republic of the Confederacy collapsed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Intelligent, eminently readable sociopolitical history."
A concise and clear treatment of the diverse issues and social changes that precipitated the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An intriguing assessment of the effectiveness of a variety of global parenting customs."
A close examination of parenting practices across the globe. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BAD LUCK I EVER HAD by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Dit and Emma are likable protagonists, and the growth of their friendship, along with Dit's emerging moral conscience, make this a fine debut novel by an author to watch. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Emma Walker comes to Moundville, Ala., with her father, the new postmaster, Harry "Dit" Sims feels it's "the worst piece of bad luck" he's ever had. Read full book review >

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CATCH A TIGER BY THE TOE by Ellen Levine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2005

"Ultimately, this is a fast-paced story that transcends its era to be all about facing down bullies, large and small, and should send a message about contemporary politics. (note to the reader, suggested reading) (Fiction. 10+)"
To most young people, the McCarthy era is a sidebar in a history text. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Chronology (1954-68); bibliography of additional sources; b&w photos and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Using the words of participants in the landmark struggles in Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi, Levine powerfully re-creates their experiences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hard-boiled, sometimes irreverent look at the Buddha."
Noted American Buddhist teacher Levine (Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries, 2007, etc.) takes a no-nonsense approach to the basics of the Buddha's teachings in this practical volume geared toward an audience of unfamiliar seekers. Read full book review >

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EVIL OF THE AGE by Allan Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Based on real people and events, the mystery is satisfying and the historical detail fascinating and topical."
A reporter and his boss take on a corrupt administration in 1871 New York. Read full book review >

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NOT BUYING IT by Judith Levine
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"An entertaining exploration of personal desires and needs, with larger social and economic implications."
Perceptive, often funny month-by-month diary of life as a nonconsumer by journalist and memoirist Levine (Do You Remember Me?, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY LOST POETS by Philip Levine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"Like his poetry, Levine's essays are generous, honest, and real."
One of our finest poets recalls a life well lived in poetry. Read full book review >

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TREASURE ISLAND!!! by Sara Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"This novel might have something to say about gender roles, the relationship between literature and life or other standard themes, but mainly it's just a hoot."
A subversive and often funny exercise in style, voice in particular, with a narrator who pushes unreliability to an extreme. Read full book review >