Search Results: "David Callahan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIVERS by David Callahan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"An eye-opening view of a vast sector of the economy that lies in the shadows but has undue influence, for ill or good."
Intriguing look at the world of big-ticket philanthropy, which shows promise of surpassing much governmental social-service spending in the near future. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"An intelligent, sober, nonmoralistic argument for mediating ethnic strife before killing fields result."
A skillful explanation of the explosion of conflicts within the last 30 years arising from religious, cultural, linguistic, and territorial differences—and of the policies the US can pursue to defuse these tinderboxes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Callahan is onto something, notably the insight that patriotism and libertarianism may be incompatible. However, he too obviously tries to market Old Left wine in new evangelical bottles to be persuasive."
Political activist Callahan (The Cheating Culture, 2004, etc.) urges progressives to recast their agenda in moral terms, the better to attract a theologically traditionalist electorate. Read full book review >

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STATE OF THE UNION by David Callahan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 1997

"Cautionary, ineptly written Pentagon procedural weighed down by flabby characterizations, limp dialogue, and a pile of mangled corpses. (Film rights to MGM)"
Clunky Clancy-esque government insider tale of an attempted Washington coup d'etat and the brooding Green Beret who stops it, by a former US foreign-policy analyst. Read full book review >

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FALSE HOPES by Daniel Callahan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Callahan is a powerful presenter of ideas, anticipating challenges and providing persuasive arguments, and his controversial thoughts on the future of medicine are sure to stimulate discussion among health-care policymakers."
Medical ethicist Callahan (The Troubled Dream of Life, 1993, etc.) proposes a new way of looking at the nature of medicine that sharply challenges traditional beliefs in progress and perfectibility. Read full book review >

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VANESSA by Dan Callahan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2014

"Richly detailed account of Redgrave's career, though it's missing the fireworks that some encounters with the author might have ignited."
A freelance critic and author returns with a blend of biography and criticism in his reconstruction of the life of the woman many consider the greatest actress of her time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Whatever Callahan is driving at here, it remains a mystery."
Golf Digest columnist Callahan takes an unfocused dip into the world of professional golf, intending to use Tiger Woods as his lodestone. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Throws a few incompletes, but finds the end zone more often than not."
The life story of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Read full book review >

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Released: May 17, 1989

The joke of the title is that Callahan's a paraplegic, He's also a cartoonist (Penthouse, Omni, National Lampoon) with an acidic wit that permeates this involving and extraordinarily frank account of how he came to grips with his disability—and with the alcoholism that helped cause it. Read full book review >

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The Consummation of Dirk by Jonathan Callahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"An obtuse collection with flashes of genuine fun and humanity."
Callahan offers a debut book of brief works that's strange but undeniably unique. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A lucid, smoothly executed look at a pivotal decade in the legacy of American fashion."
Examination of three iconic tastemakers who changed the face of American high-fashion merchandising. Read full book review >