Search Results: "David B. Morris"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CULTURE OF PAIN by David B. Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Without ideology, it is still an interesting but poorly organized book and no substitute for Elaine Scarry's The Body in Pain (1986). (Thirty b&w illustrations.)"
Drawing on history, art, literature, psychology, and medicine, Morris (Alexander Pope: The Genius of Sense, 1984) offers an extended commentary, profusely documented and illustrated, on the nature, function, and various meanings of pain in Western culture. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"Lucid and well-written; a worthy companion to Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (Mar. 2003)."
A memorable study of a transformative battle, now largely "condemned to the dustbin of history." Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT by David Ebershoff
Released: March 30, 1979

"The real lesson, willy-nilly, is in seeing the fun he had being a great, boyish nuisance."
Everything that, in time, made TR an irresistible force the curiosity and concentration, the energy, the ardor, the dramatic flair vitalizes this hugely detailed, over-long (700 pp), and rather florid account of his life up to the presidency. Read full book review >

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EPILEPTIC by David B.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"An unromantic, heartrending tale, wrapped in a cloak of nightmares."
Fantastical, gloriously illustrated graphic memoir of the French cartoonist's life, overshadowed by an epileptic brother. Read full book review >

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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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BOOK REVIEW

AUNT MATILDA’S ALMOST-BORING PARTY by Jane Morris Udovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

In a first-person, rhyming narration, an unnamed little boy recounts being forced to attend a party by his Aunt Matilda of the "oh-so-perfect manners" and the "oh-so-perfect friends." Read full book review >

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THE EVIL HOURS by David J. Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"An eye-opening investigation of war's casualties."
An exploration of the enduring human cost of war. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKY YEARS by David B. Agus
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Practical health information fortified with exciting news from the forefront of modern medical technology."
A pioneering oncologist explores the latest advancements in general medicine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2016

"Visually appealing and engaging; may reduce the angst associated with embracing change."
In his debut, business consultant Winkelman offers advice on accepting and implementing change—both personally and professionally. Read full book review >