Search Results: "Charles F. Wilkinson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLE BIRD by Charles F. Wilkinson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Engaging if not particularly well-integrated, Wilkinson's essays exemplify the land-based ethical systems now developing among progressive western thinkers and honorably maintain the nature-upholding tradition of John Muir and Aldo Leopold."
In 12 pithy essays, an environmental lawyer debunks romantic myths of ranchers, miners, and foresters as ``heroes of the West,'' and denounces ``extreme laissez-faire'' government policies that have allowed these ``heroes'' to devastate the land, water, and air for their private profit. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM'S ALTAR by Charles F. Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Well written, and cutting deeply into the theme of racial prejudice."
The sequel to Price's Hiwassee (1996), answering some moral questions left hanging in the earlier novel. Read full book review >

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HIWASSEE by Charles F. Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"But few recent novels have caught with such conviction the true texture and profound emotions of that conflict."
A grim, convincing, remarkably assured first novel about the darker byways of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"A scrupulously intellectual but enormously conservative program for restoring 'traditional morality.'"
An elaborate, prudish philosophical program for combating the moral meaninglessness of modern life. Read full book review >

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THE TUPAC AMARU REBELLION by Charles F. Walker
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A readable, not-too-scholarly story of a significant moment in South American history."
A solid new history of the Peruvian Indian revolutionary lays out the roots of his rebellion and its bitter legacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"By no means a definitive biography, but not flack-fluff either; and, for all its slant, the most informative text available on the man who would be President. (Sixteen pages of photographs- -not seen.)"
If Clinton wins the White House, he should consider choosing as his press secretary either author of this subtle panegyric. ``This biography,'' write Allen and Portis, ``is a thorough examination of a man who dreamed of being president...from his earliest days.'' Thorough, perhaps, but also delicately biased. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1988

"An excellent postscript suggesting 'further reading'—from Plato to Saul Bellow—appends this intelligent collection."
The prime minister of Conservatism and a government professor at Claremont McKenna College (Cal.) co-edit a greatly revised version of American Conservative Thought in the Twentieth Century (1970; out of print). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2009

"Wilkinson strikes exactly the right notes in this deft look at one of America's towering musical treasures."
An economical, unsentimental, illuminating look at the venerable folk singer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2007

"Ultimately doesn't deliver the substance its subject deserves."
A breezy investigation of the Roman Catholic Church's approach to demonic possession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST STAND by Todd Wilkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"A well-wrought portrait of a visionary side of Ted Turner that may be unfamiliar to many readers."
Journalist Wilkinson (Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth, 1998) explores the back story of Ted Turner's evolution from media mogul and devotee of Ayn Rand to the most successful and influential green capitalist in the world. Read full book review >