Search Results: "Claire Shipman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"An insightful look at how internalizing cultural stereotypes can hold women back from competing with men."
In this follow-up to their 2009 best-seller, Womenomics, which argued for women's right to demand flexibility at the workplace, BBC World News America Washington correspondent Kay and Good Morning America contributor Shipman address how a lack of self-confidence hinders women's career advancement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

A thoughtful and provocative look at scientific racism from the rise of the theory of evolution to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2001

"Borrowing the techniques of an accomplished novelist for biographical purposes, Shipman brings to vivid life a character whose scientific work rivaled Galileo's in its drama. (53 b&w illustrations, 7 maps)"
An imaginative life of the controversial Dutch scientist (1858-1940) who discovered the first specimen of Homo erectus in Java in 1891. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Of some interest to exploration buffs, though less so than Martin Dugard's recent Into Africa (p. 202)."
Harem girl to renowned explorer to Edwardian dowager: the improbable life of "a lady of mystery." Read full book review >

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THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Smooth writing, unabashed sentimentality: if it sometimes feels a little forced or relentless, where's the harm?"
Three generations of women share the tradition of wearing charm bracelets to honor the big moments of their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"Lively and well written, offering a good sense not only of the intriguing first bird, but of the way science works."
An anthropologist (Penn State Univ.) examines one of the most famous fossil organisms ever discovered, and discusses its meaning in the ongoing debates about evolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"Attention animal lovers and science buffs: Although Shipman is an academic, there is no classroom atmosphere here; the writing is refreshingly jargon-free, and the narrative may persuade pet owners to take a fresh look at their charges."
In an easy, conversational style, American Scientist contributor Shipman (Anthropology/Penn State Univ.; Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari, 2007, etc.) sets forth her theory that our connection with animals is in large measure what makes us human. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY SAYS SHALOM by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The sites are well-chosen and terrifically multicultural. (They include a shuk and a Baha'i shrine.) Readers may like them even better if they ignore the fragmented rhymes on top of the pictures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This introduction to Israel is a book that can be read out of order. Read full book review >

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JUDY GARLAND by David Shipman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1993

"If you can take it, it's a great story. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Big, heart-heavy bio of Garland that—though never stylish- -holds throughout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"The story of a shrewd, observant, daring, and hardheaded man who always gravitated to interesting people and issues: both an autobiographical cliffhanger and an important historical document. (Nineteen b&w photographs)"
A priceless Old Left memoir by Shipman (1895-1989), who began as a student activist and became a founding member of the Mexican Communist Party and an intimate of leftists and literati around the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The melodramatic true story of a mythic grand horizontal, told with clarity and understanding."
Versatile biographer Shipman (To the Heart of the Nile, 2004, etc.) explores the life of an ineffectual undercover agent who was considerably more adept under the bedcovers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1996

"And even if not, readers will be rewarded by a fine telling of the always fascinating story of where we came from. (8 pages photos, 13 illustrations, not seen)"
``I am striving to see the human animal in the right perspective.'' So says paleoanthropologist Walker in the first person, although the text of this first-rate exposition was actually penned by Shipman, Walker's wife and colleague in Pennsylvania State University's anthropology department. Read full book review >