Search Results: "Christopher Phillips"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Proudly faithful to Socrates, whose mission was, per a quote from Greek writer Gregory Vlastos, 'forcing himself on [those] who have neither taste nor talent for philosophy.'"
"What is virtue?" Socrates asked. Moderation? Justice? Courage? Good? Piety? Read full book review >

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SOCRATES CAFÉ  by Christopher Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Some readers will put this down halfway through, driven mad by the sophomoric tone—but anyone who misses those dorm-room chats may be inspired to start a Socrates Café of his own."
A rather juvenile jeremiad against the shallowness of contemporary life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"A provocative extension of Jefferson's original plan."
Phillips (Philosophy/New York University; Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart, 2007, etc.) takes a fresh look at the Constitution. Read full book review >

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TALK ABOUT A DREAM by Christopher Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A fascinating addition to the growing shelf of Springsteen studies, probably best read in doses."
A career-spanning collection of interviews with The Boss. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: GIN PHILLIPS
by Megan Labrise

Gin Phillips had no intention of writing summer’s most scintillating literary thriller.

“I wanted to write a book about motherhood,” Phillips says of Fierce Kingdom, the story of a mother and four-year-old son trapped in their local zoo by an active shooter event.

“I was aware it was a faster plot than I normally focus on,” she says ...


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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 1996

This hit parade of psychological and mythical views of a basic family bond teems with good intentions but fails to spark with originality or humanistic warmth. Read full book review >

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COTTONWOOD by Scott Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The blazingly original Phillips (The Walkway, 2002, etc.) writes with deadpan humor and incisive irony. The story is shaggy, but its unique slant on the Old West is a major achievement."
Frontier Guignol in post-Civil War Kansas and California of the 1870s and '80s. Read full book review >

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PERFECT FIT by Carly Phillips
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Phillips delivers another satisfying romance with emotional depth and intriguing plot elements in her popular small-town series, extending the brand with the new 'Serendipity's Finest' police theme."
When Michael Marsden and Cara Hartley shared one passionate night together, they both knew the score—no commitments. But will Michael's love-'em-and-leave-'em M.O. survive when he has to move back to his small hometown, connect with his sick adopted father, comfort his close-knit family and work day in and day out with the only woman who's ever touched his heart? Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST’S WIFE by Max Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2001

"Unlike his high-minded heroine, Phillips (Snakebite Sonnet, 1998) scrupulously avoids any worship at the shrine of art: the result, thankfully, is highly entertaining."
An inventive, vividly written fictional autobiography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964). Read full book review >

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JUDY & LIZA & ROBERT & FREDDIE & DAVID & SUE & ME... by Stevie Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"An unsparing look at the dark side of show business."
Adventures among the stars. Read full book review >