Search Results: "Earl Shorris"


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LATINOS by Earl Shorris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Wide-ranging, groundbreaking, opinionated, and very important."
Personal, impassioned overview of the fastest growing minority in the US. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-read ramblings of a bitter man."
Curmudgeonly view of how America got to where it is today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"In this case, it seems, he's a better salesman than author. (First serial to Harper's)"
A turgid, self-indulgent treatment of a rich topic: how ``selling has achieved dominion over the world in our time.'' Shorris (Latinos, 1992) long combined life as a writer with a top position at the N.W. Ayer advertising agency. ``I needed the job,'' he confesses. Read full book review >

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IN THE YUCATAN by Earl Shorris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"A doggedly earnest parable salted with the legendary cadences of the Maya."
A short but grueling novel in which an insurgent union leader jailed for organizing watches his Mexican-American lawyer starve himself.. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2013

"To ask and answer the question 'What would Socrates do?' may not cure the pathologies of poverty, but Shorris insists it's a necessary exercise for the poor to begin to free themselves."
A prolific author and founder of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, a free program designed to teach reflective thinking to the disadvantaged, tells stories about the students and teachers touched by the experience. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MEXICO by Earl Shorris
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2004

"As useful in its time as Alan Riding's Distant Neighbors was 20 years ago."
A superb portrait of Mexico, a nation still in the process of being built—perhaps, hopes Shorris (In the Yucatán, 2000, etc.), by "inserting freedom and fairness into its past in order to change its future." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

Sociologist Shorris (Latinos, 1992, etc.) uses anecdotal evidence to humanize this overview of poverty in America while presenting his own very personal point of view on how to remedy it. Read full book review >

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EARL WARREN by Christine L. Compston
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2002

"But this is an adequate start. (chronology, further reading by and about Warren, index, picture credits, text credits) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Earl Warren, attorney general of Alameda County, California, and later of the State of California, then Governor of California, and finally Chief Justice of the United States, changed the judicial system and expanded civil rights and liberties. Read full book review >

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THE EARL by Katharine Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A dashing Regency romance that proves smarts are the sexiest attribute of all."
Revenge is a dish best served cold—but what about justice? Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, EARL by Jo-Ann Mapson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Enough loose ends for another three novels, but only readers seriously in love with overstuffed plots and feisty middle-aged women will hope for more."
The four women who bonded in Bad Girl Creek (2001) and dealt with complications in Along Came Mary (2003) return for the allegedly final volume of Mapson's trilogy. Read full book review >

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BUDDY AND EARL by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Earl and Buddy know the secret of camaraderie and play it out in fine form. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two creatures find an unlikely friendship when one takes on the role of gagman and the other an unwitting straight man. Read full book review >

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EARL THE SQUIRREL by Don Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Preschoolers will love Earl's stumbling-but-steady journey towards independence, as nothing tastes as sweet as the first acorn a child procures on his or her own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From unnamed origins springs a wonderful, never-before-published book by Freeman, creator of Corduroy. Read full book review >