Search Results: "Christina Hoff Sommers"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1994

This exploration of the current state of feminist affairs is thought-provoking but confuses categories of feminism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2000

"A sharp study that raises troubling questions about the integrity of the research underlying much current educational polemic—and the policies that these polemics have inspired."
A repudiation of the fashionable claims of "girl advocates" by controversial social critic Sommers (Who Stole Feminism?, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"Neither wholly original (the authors cite Wendy Kaminer) nor wholly surprising, yet certain to spark reflection and conversation."
A gauntlet-throwing assessment of the culture of therapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRUMMER HOFF by Barbara Emberley
Released: Oct. 1, 1967

"They're wildly patterned, wildly colored woodcuts always under control until the grand and glorious blast-off, and then even Drummer Hoff burns."
two three four. two three four... Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI by Jan Marsh
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The author's steady, sympathetic course through Rossetti's divided life enables readers to delve into the intense and original self most fully expressed in her poetry. (16 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An adept survey of the outwardly placid, internally conflicted life of an English counterpart to Emily Dickinson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING CHRISTINA by Sue Ellen Bridgers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"Though the language here rarely sparkles and the pace bogs down at times, Bridgers's accessible story will have real validity for those who've been used by Christina and her kind. (Fiction. 12- 16)"
We've all met them—the manipulators who contrive to turn families and friends against one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T HASSEL THE HOFF by David Hasselhoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2007

"Autobiography as gaping grin—nary an honest moment to be glimpsed."
The man they called Knight Rider covers his life in standard greatest-hits format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The First Secret of Edwin Hoff by A. B.  Bourne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"A charismatic new action hero worth following on further missions."
Mark Zuckerberg meets James Bond in this origin story that's part international terrorism thriller, part wish fulfillment fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR GO TO CAMP by Syd Hoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1996

"Every collection will have room for this welcome addition to the popular series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Danny and his dinosaur (who, although he has been Danny's friend since 1958, has never been given a name) are off again, this time to summer camp, and everyone has a wonderful time, including readers. Read full book review >