Search Results: "Charles E. Cobb Jr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"'You cannot understand the United States without grappling with race and the civil rights struggle,' writes Cobb. He's right, and his book makes a valuable contribution."
A vade mecum for students of recent history, seeking to comprehend the last century's ongoing struggle for civil rights for all citizens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Thought-provoking and studded with piercing ironies."
A frank look at the complexities and contradictions of the civil rights movement, particularly with regard to the intertwined issues of nonviolence and self-defense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"A refreshing work that eloquently and broadly addresses leaders' challenges."
An enlightening take on leadership from an educator's perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Call it dull on ice."
A grinding memoir of life in the Alaskan wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORDER ODYSSEY by Charles D. Thompson, Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2015

"A potent cri de coeur for a more compassionate, sane and humane border policy."
An exploration of 2,000 miles of fraught, rugged and deeply contested territory. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 2011

"This amalgamation of 'distinctly frivolous' stories lacks a strong selling-point, but you get the feeling early and often that Wells doesn't seem to much care whether he makes the sale so long as he gets to make the pitch."
Wells, a businessman from Middle America, presents his debut collection of short stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"A readable, enjoyable, even believable book whose greatest value is the promotion of unbiased critical analysis."
Challenging evolution and creationism, Strickling concludes that Earth's past, including the creation of life, is largely shaped by the planet's history of catastrophic events. Read full book review >

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BLACK MEN SPEAKING by Charles Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"Despite the urgency of the subject matter, there isn't much here that hasn't been expressed more eloquently elsewhere. (10 b&w photos of art by Jacob Lawrence)"
More American black men are in prison than in college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2014

"An intelligent, elegant call to action in the defense of fresh water."
Porter (History/St. Edward's Univ.) addresses the legal, social, economic and environmental consequences of our present water rights system, a serious disaster in the making. Read full book review >

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ALDRIC & ANNELIESE by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2011

"A simple, brief story to pass a couple of hours."
The story of a king, damsels in distress and knights to rescue them all. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Touching poetry about love, grief, and the ties that always bind."
LeBlanc's collection of poems charts his development as a poet, husband, and father. Read full book review >