Search Results: "Charles R. Krivcher"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2013

"A well-intentioned, heartfelt plea for fairness, but one unlikely to change minds."
A lawyer and retired soldier argues that Orthodox Jewish women should be fully included as rabbis, cantors and minyan members. Read full book review >

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LOAN SHARKS by Charles R. Geisst
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Mostly for scholars of economic history and highly motivated lay readers."
A chronological account of money lending and loan sharking with an emphasis on practices in the United States in the past 200 years. Read full book review >

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UNDER AFRICAN SKIES by Charles R. Larson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A necessary volume for anyone seeking an introduction to modern African literature."
An overview of contemporary writing from Africa, drawing together 27 stories produced over the past three decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"In all, a valuable synthesis of the American Catholic tradition; some of his insights on the Church's contemporary struggles are downright inspired. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An adept, comprehensive history of American Catholicism, tracing its growth from immigrant obscurity in the 19th century, through its cultural dominance in the 1950s, to its current turbulent condition. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2005

"Hendrix's story is finally lost in a purple haze."
Kurt Cobain's biographer takes on the great rock guitarist's legacy and misses the mark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"Timely, authoritative, and immensely depressing."
A visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution's Doha Center examines the emergence, growth, and evolution of the Syrian jihad from 2011 to 2015. Read full book review >

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HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN by Charles R. Cross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2001

"A flash of musical brilliance—'beautiful, haunting, disturbing'—suffocated by a life so relentlessly grim you wouldn't wish it on a sworn enemy."
Music journalist Cross (Nevermind, not reviewed, etc.) treats the short, strange, unhappy life of musician Kurt Cobain with intelligence and an insider's perceptiveness. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The drama of surgery conveyed by an eyewitness with the smarts of an American business watcher will appeal to the general public but be of particular pertinence to patients and policymakers."
The versatile Morris (The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy, 2005, etc.) brings his customary research and observational skills to probe the heart industry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"Both neophytes and experts will find something provocative and rewarding in this unfailingly interesting treatment."
Morris (Comeback: America's New Economic Boom, 2013, etc.) revisits history's greatest economic meltdown. Read full book review >