Search Results: "Daniel J. Benor"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Intriguing concepts of medical care requiring new vocabulary and offering fresh channels of deep thinking."
An M.D./"wholistic psychiatrist" promotes Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM), a broad term encompassing a variety of self-healing approaches. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT CLUBHOUSE by Daniel J. Mahoney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2004

"And the art is in another league altogether, with multiple panels of genial, graphic watercolors that ought to light a spark in young readers to start building. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's that ancient urge: a room of one's own; better yet, a clubhouse of mates. Read full book review >

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THE SATURDAY ESCAPE by Daniel J. Mahoney
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"Responsibility doesn't seem so onerous when it is shared among pals, especially pals of such cartoony good cheer who also listen—albeit belatedly—to their conscience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All play and no work gets Jack the bear, Angie the rabbit, and Melden the mouse in some potentially hot water until they realize the folly of their ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"But, unaccountably, he has little to say here that's provocative, unorthodox, witty, epigrammatic, or illuminating—in short, there's little of the creative touch he aims to honor. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for November)"
From the Pulitzer-winning former Librarian of Congress—a readable but often pallid counterpart to The Discoverers (1983), examining ``how creators in all the arts have enlarged, embellished, fantasized, and filigreed our experience.'' Here, as in The Discoverers, Boorstin (Hidden History, 1987, etc.) paints a triumphal history that celebrates the march of human progress—from the Judeo-Christian tradition of a creator-God to the modernist exploration of the self in Proust, Kafka, and Virginia Woolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

From historian and former Librarian of Congress Boorstin (The Creators, 1992, etc.), 17 sparkling and erudite essays that ``explore some of the surprising novelties and unexpected continuities in our recent past.'' Boorstin is a magnificent anachronism: He still believes in the essential goodness of the American experiment, and as an amateur rather than professional historian, he prefers straightforward narratives on grand themes rather than narrowly focused, footnote-laden quarrels with musty academics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Exhaustive but workmanlike, this will be of interest to academics and hard-core Civil War buffs. (maps, photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club selection)"
The first full-length history of this epic Civil War battle in two decades delivers Homeric gore minus the sweep and poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A provocative thesis agreeably presented."
Music played a key role in making societies and civilizations possible. Read full book review >