Search Results: "Deborah Blum"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2010

"Caviar for true-crime fans and science buffs alike."
The rollicking story of the creation of modern forensic science by New York researchers during the Prohibition era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A sympathetic and evenhanded treatment of Harlow's life and work—and an absorbing look at 19th- and 20th-century notions of child psychology."
Pulitzer-winning science journalist Blum (Journalism/Univ. of Wisconsin; Sex on the Brain, 1997, etc.) offers a biography of an innovative, controversial psychologist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"So the mix of sex and politics is ever-present, and Blum's book is a fine reminder of how inevitable—for better or worse— that mix seems to be. (Author tour)"
To the growing genre of gender-behavior books, add Pulitzer Prize winner Blum's (The Monkey Wars, 1994) take on sex differences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"A useful but oddly uncritical summary."
An account of fin-de-siècle investigations into the murky worlds and weird works of mediums, mesmerists, rhabdomancers and spiritualists. Read full book review >

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THE MONKEY WARS by Deborah Blum
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But she brings the issues into sharp, disturbing focus."
A penetrating look at the bitter controversy between animal rights activists and research scientists over the use of monkeys and chimpanzees in medical research. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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COMING OF AGE by Deborah Beatriz  Blum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A minor effort for readers interested in learning more about Mead's early life."
Blum (Bad Karma: A True Story of Obsession and Murder, 1986) reconstructs the five-year period of Margaret Mead's life leading up to and including her transformative trip to Samoa in 1925. Read full book review >

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RANGER GAMES by Ben  Blum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A lighthearted romp à la Ocean's Eleven it's not, but Blum's well-wrought account suggests that any crime is possible so long as it's made out to be a game."
A vigorous, empathetic chronicle of a crime foretold—or at least engendered, possibly, on a boot camp drill field. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2011

"Apportioning just the right attention to each of their stories, Blum weaves a truly memorable frontier tale."
An accomplished storyteller and two-time Pulitzer nominee charts the criss-crossed lives of three remarkable Klondike characters. Read full book review >

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QUINTET by David Blum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"As good writers about art should, Blum sends the reader back to the works afresh'seeking these five interpreters as mentors. (5 b&w photos)"
Inspired by an interviewer trusted as a confidant, five world-class musicians help him sketch engrossing self-portraits. Read full book review >