Search Results: "Daniel E. Lieberman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF THE HUMAN BODY by Daniel E. Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Readers have likely heard this song before but perhaps not so exhaustively and well-referenced as in Lieberman's opus. Would that industry and governments take heed."
Six million years of biological evolution have produced a human body ill-adapted to the diets and lifestyles that cultural evolution has wrought since modern humans emerged. That is the core message of this massive review of where we came from and what ails us now. Read full book review >

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THE EXPANSION OF EVERYDAY LIFE: 1860-1876 by Daniel E. Sutherland
Released: April 12, 1989

A fascinating, detail-rich survey of daily life in the tumultuous Civil War era, with a focus on the burgeoning middle class. Read full book review >

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YO-YO MAN by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Even without the fantasy elements that underpin Pinkwater and Davis's previous collaboration, Picture of Morty & Ray (2003), this will be a crowd pleaser. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child gets past his fear of both a bully and a teacher in this triumphant playground memoir, to which Davis contributes a set of typically over-the-top illustrations featuring crowds of broad-faced, pop-eyed, stubby-limbed figures with exaggerated hair and expressions. Read full book review >

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LOU HARRISON by Leta E. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

That this biographical study of composer, polymath, and activist Lou Harrison began as an oral history explains a lot; its cozy tone betrays long exposure not only to octogenarian Harrison himself, but also the dizzying orbit of progressive artists, musical and otherwise, with whom he has come into contact over a long and diverse career. Read full book review >

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DOWNTOWN TURNAROUND by Daniel E. Cort
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An intellectually and visually stimulating guide to the kind of development that restores, rather than paves over, America's civic tradition."
Good planning and rehabbing can give old buildings and cities new leases on life, argues this savvy manifesto on urban redevelopment. Read full book review >

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WHISTLER by Daniel E. Sutherland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"A lively addition to the understanding of this difficult and important American artist."
An unfussy, thoroughgoing look at a multifaceted, restless genius. Read full book review >

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WAR BROTHERS by Sharon E. McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Powerful storytelling based on documented experiences; despite being set in 2002, it's as relevant as ever since the LRA is still all-too-active. (afterword) (Graphic historical fiction. 12-15)"
A graphic format adds heart-rending images to McKay's violent 2008 tale of children kidnapped and forced to become soldiers in Uganda. Read full book review >

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THE PICTURE OF MORTY AND RAY by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"There may be a lesson here, but don't bet on it. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Pinkwater often illustrates his own wacky tales, but here he's found a kindred spirit in Davis. Read full book review >

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PATAKI by George E. Pataki
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Fuhgeddaboutit."
Writing with Paisner (coauthor of books with former New York mayor Ed Koch and talk-show celebs Geraldo Rivera and Montel Williams), New York governor Pataki reminds New Yorkers why they should vote him in his as-yet-unannounced reelection bid and sends up a trial balloon for politicos wondering if he might become the next Republican wonder boy on the national scene. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 1995

"A rare combination of documented facts and moving storytelling. (16 pages b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
The triumphs and trials of a small Virginia community that lay directly in the paths of the warring Union and Confederate armies, superbly chronicled by historian Sutherland (Univ. of Arkansas; The Expansion of Everyday Life: 18601876, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"Though far too detailed in its dealings with military strategy and, this is nonetheless worthy of War-Between-the-States diehards. (7 illustrations, 7 photos, not seen)"
A broadly researched, finely detailed, and well-written analysis of the connections linking two pivotal battles in the early part of the Civil War, by Sutherland (Seasons of War; 1995, etc.). Read full book review >