Search Results: "Christian Parenti"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOFT CAGE by Christian Parenti
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Gives you a good stiff shake."
Forget about the right of privacy and the Fourth Amendment. So writes activist scholar Parenti (Lockdown America, not reviewed) in this informative account of governmental and corporate surveillance in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A dark look at a looming world crisis in which the United States comes off as one of the worst villains."
An investigative journalist's tough analysis of how some of the world's most vulnerable states—those with a history of economic and political disasters—are confronting the new crisis of climate change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOUR by C.S. Lewis
Released: Jan. 1, 1943

"These are old-fashioned words but the Dean of Magdalen College makes them live for today by his straight-from-the-shoulder and stimulating presentation."
It is not every radio script that will stand the scrutiny given to the printed page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTIAN SLATER by Nigel Goodall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The book's title remains an enigma: Back from the edge of . . . what? Cultural relevance?"
Substance-free clip-job bio of former teen idol and perennial B-lister Christian Slater. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE by Bruce Stores
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"A meticulously researched educational tool, particularly for readers with a casual interest in Christian Science and LGBT issues."
A lifelong gay Christian Scientist explores his religion's history and its largely uncharted, turbulent relationship with sexual minorities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Pochna exhibits a personal charm that must have helped win her some difficult interviews, but the bio often seems disjointed and unpolished. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
European-celeb biographer Pochna writes a serviceable history of Christian Dior on the 50th anniversary of the ``New Look.'' In February 1947 Dior launched a postwar fashion revolution, dubbed the New Look by Harper's Bazaar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTER CHRISTIAN by William Kinsolving
Released: March 7, 1996

"A grand to-the-ends-of-the-earth romp that, though merry and melancholic by turn, strikes just the right stoically mock-heroic tone throughout."
Proceeding from the premise that Fletcher Christian, leader of the 1789 mutiny that wrested control of HMS Bounty from tyrannical Captain Bligh, did not subsequently perish on Pitcairn Island, Kinsolving (The Diplomat's Daughter, 1993, etc.) offers an immensely entertaining account of a Georgian/Regency picaro's amazing adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTIAN NATION by Frederic C. Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2013

"Dystopian, wonkish fun for the Maddow set."
Could a Sarah Palin presidency spark a faith-based civil war in America? You betcha, according to Rich's debut novel. Read full book review >

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HOW JESUS BECAME CHRISTIAN by Barrie A. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"Wilson's self-important, overly dramatic approach overshadows the significant questions he raises."
Move over, Dan Brown, there's a new Jesus conspiracy theorist in town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTIAN WORLD by Martin E. Marty
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Sturdy church history, vivified by a fresh, though not always seamless approach."
Christian history within the context of continents as well as content. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S THUMBELINA by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2005

Mills shortens Andersen's tale of a miniature child snatched by one prospective suitor after another, and tweaks it to give the protagonist an independent streak: "Yes, I will go now and find my own happiness!" she exclaims, climbing onto the swallow's back to escape marriage to the boring Mole. Read full book review >