Search Results: "David L. Kirp"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Skeptics will argue that this is a pipe dream; despite a carefully outlined budget in the appendix, it's a valid point. However, the author provides an important, well-researched wake-up call, and any part of it that educators and lawmakers take into account is worthwhile."
A comprehensive, community-based plan for education and child development. Read full book review >

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Released: May 12, 1989

Case histories of how nine school-systems and their communities reacted when faced with a student afflicted with the AIDS virus or living with someone with AIDS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 2013

"Teachers, concerned parents, political leaders—Kirp's book has something for everyone, and it deserves the widest possible audience discussion."
Hopeful news from the education front. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Replete with extensive notes and a chronology of events in Mount Laurel, Camden, and the world beyond New Jersey, this book will largely appeal to students of public policy. (14 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An informative but unimaginative account of a trilogy of critical judicial decisions affecting zoning and subsidized housing for poor blacks in a southern New Jersey suburb. Read full book review >

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HELL ON EARTH by David L. Porter
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Weak on human interest, strong on scientific connections."
Global warming and apathy combine to make large wildfires more frequent, contends former Mountain News managing editor Porter. Read full book review >

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VOICE FOR THE MAD by David L. Gollaher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 1995

"This thoughtful biography makes real a problematic personality who created a movement as she also created herself."
A compassionate portrait of a complicated 19th-century woman who converted the conventions of genteel ``femininity'' into a substantial public career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2004

"A diffusive, but always interesting, exploration of science in the law."
Law is more art than science. Yet the law adds to and subtracts from its knowledge base, like science, and relies on scientific findings for guidance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2014

"Useful overviews to kick-start a more focused plan for retirement."
A financial adviser outlines key concepts and issues to consider regarding retirement planning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST CITADEL by David L. Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Some interesting characters and compelling set pieces, but from this talented storyteller (Scorched Earth, 2002, etc.), it's a slow-moving disappointment, impeded by all that tank lore."
The last WWII battle between the Russians and the Germans produced a crescendo of death and destruction—and, now, a surprisingly flat novel. Read full book review >

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Desperate Shop Girls by David L. Gersh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2015

"A welcome new approach to the small-town legal thriller."
Gersh (Art Is Dead, 2006), a former attorney, charmingly lampoons his one-time profession in this lighthearted legal thriller. Read full book review >