Search Results: "David K. Batker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An entertaining presentation of important ideas and information about how lives could be improved."
A stimulating approach to the economy, which puts people and their needs ahead of money-based indicators of growth and performance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"As the author provides an opportunity for language elders to speak, the consequences of knowledge and identity loss become alarmingly evident."
Harrison (When Languages Die, 2007) passionately profiles linguistic survivors from Paraguay to Siberia and explores what will be lost if their languages drift into extinction. Read full book review >

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SIN: THE DISEASE AND THE CURE by David K. Tank
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2017

"A compact study of God's close bond with humankind."
A short, intense treatise on the nature of sin and free will. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2012

"A welcome study of an element of life that is often 'forgotten, overlooked, and postponed.'"
AP reporter Randall provides a brisk tour of sleep research and what it means for individuals hoping to feel well rested. Read full book review >

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TEACHING AND ITS PREDICAMENTS by David K. Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Uneven but ultimately useful for educators and reformers."
An examination of the quandaries surrounding the teaching profession from various angles. Read full book review >

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Guided by Divine Love by David K. Haaland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A distinctive memoir for a spiritual audience."
In this spiritual memoir, Haaland recounts his emigration from Iraq to America and his discovery of "Divine Orders." Read full book review >

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THORFINN THE NICEST VIKING AND THE TERRIBLE TREASURE by David MacPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Brains trump brawn every time—at least for this horn-helmed peacemaker. (Historical farce. 8-10)"
Being some of the exploits of Thorfinn the Very-Very-Nice-Indeed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016

"A footnote to a much larger story but a welcome one."
A fascinating scholarly detective story centering on the often overlooked ideological architect of the Third Reich, who could never be made to "accept the notion that the ideas he had trumpeted had led to genocide." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2009

"Pedantic and self-righteous."
Writer canoes in the wake of Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), sees much, expounds a lot, says a little. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 2004

"A sobering work of investigation, as incisive—and necessary—as kindred reports by Michael Harrington, Jacob Riis, and Barbara Ehrenreich."
A damning report on poverty in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

Former New York Times correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner Shipler (Arab and Jew, 1986; Russia, 1983) reports from the front line where black and white America collide, divide, overlap, and, too rarely, coexist. Read full book review >