Search Results: "Charles B. Strozier"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Slapdash and unilluminating."
Psychoanalyst Strozier (History/John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst, 2001, etc.) assembles a scattershot account of 9/11 and its social significance, the release of which is timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1994

"A timely study that, as the author says, offers more interesting questions than simple answers."
Psychoanalyst Strozier (History/John Jay College/CUNY; Lincoln's Quest for Union—not reviewed) probes the minds of ``end- time believers'' to investigate a growing religious trend that he sees as one response to a widespread sense of ultimate threat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"An enjoyable look at a man on the 'edge of politics' who had a strong influence on Lincoln's development."
An examination of one of Abraham Lincoln's male friendships that has been profoundly "misunderstood." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A novel contribution to the massive corpus of literature on American slavery—one that shows slaves as skilled artisans leading lives of considerable dignity and achievement, who despite their accomplishments under the slave regime never stopped yearning for freedom."
Dew (American Studies/Williams) uses the meticulously kept records of Virginia slaveholders to create an engrossing, often surprising record of everyday life on an estate in the antebellum South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEUTH OF BAGHDAD by Charles B. Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Low-key and charming, with just enough twists and turns to give your brains a good workout."
From 1947 to 1956 (with a curtain call in 1969), the pages of Collier's were enlivened by the figure of little Inspector Chafik J. Chafik of the Baghdad CID. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1914 by Charles B. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2014

"An information-packed but flawed novel of World War I."
This encyclopedic debut novel looks at the early months of World War I, as its initial, optimistic hopes for a quick conclusion devolve into dreary reality. Read full book review >

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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"An accessible and important defense of nuclear power."
A thorough overview of the science, safety and feasibility of commercial nuclear power plants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKING PRECEDENT by Charles B. Lewis
Released: May 15, 2015

"An extremely well-executed courtroom novel, with a hero readers will want to meet again."
A fast-paced legal thriller turning on questions of sex, self-defense and murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 28, 1989

A righteous indictment of our legal system's and, indirectly, our society's practice of treating the victim as criminal. Read full book review >