Search Results: "Charles Fried"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2010

"A brief but shimmering model of clear thinking and persuasive argument."
A father-and-son team reflect on two white-hot policy issues, torture and eavesdropping. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Liberty is fortunate to have such a reasoned and persuasive voice as its champion."
A sharp examination of the idea of liberty in the modern, democratic state. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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A BOY AND HIS SKUNK
by Leila Roy

“I love him,” Bat said. He hadn’t meant to say it out loud. Mom laughed. “Careful, or you might make me jealous,” she said.
“But it’s true,” Bat said. “I love him.” 
Mom said they’d have to hand the kit over to the rescue center in a month. But Bat, holding the tiny animal in ...

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START YOUR READING YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH JANUARY'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Another year of reading begins! What better way to start it off than with books that will stretch your imagination? This month's selection of the best science fiction and fantasy reads offers sword and sorcery, eldritch horrors, a richly-imagined forest world, deals with the Devil in the Old West, espionage across parallel worlds, and a 25th Century whodunit ...


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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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NEW IN MARCH 2017
by Leila Roy

There are HEAPS of books coming out this month, and I want to read a LOT of them.

Let’s take a look!

A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold

I’ve already written about this treasure at length, but my love is such that I can’t let a single opportunity to recommend it pass me by. Buy it, read it ...


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MY FATHER’S FIGHTER by Ronald K. Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A fresh and amiable story that offers a fascinating glimpse of the inner world of boxing and manages to make it appear equally shabby and attractive."
From boxing enthusiast/TV producer Fried (Corner Men, 1991): a first novel about the transformation of a nerdy Manhattan English teacher into a prizefight manager. Read full book review >

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CORNER MEN by Ronald K. Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1991

"He's done his roadwork, however, and delivers an action-packed ten-rounder that ranks as a top contender for fans of the sweet science. (Illustrations-not seen.)"
An enthusiast's engaging rundown on prizefighting's trainers-the men who prep a boxer for his bouts, analyze the weaknesses (or strengths) of opponents, provide instant advice between rounds, and otherwise tend to the emotional as well as physical needs of their embattled charges. Read full book review >

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SOCCER IN SUN AND SHADOW by Eduardo Galeano
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A welcome update of a classic—Galeano's gift to the game he loves."
A revised and updated version of the Uruguayan author's lyrical exploration of the beautiful game. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE AGES by Johannes Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"A dense, often ponderous work from a deeply erudite scholar."
A revisionist study of the medieval era as representing a process of consolidation and transformation that eventually yielded the Renaissance. Read full book review >