Search Results: "Elizabeth Greenspan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A must-read study of the power of democracy and shared memory to shape our public spaces."
A well-tempered account of the fraught political struggles over the reconstruction of the World Trade Center. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2011

"Hilarity is missing, but sincerity abounds."
A self-described "former fat guy" pilots Generation Facebook through the rough sea of love and sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Sober without being dour and with a perhaps surprisingly optimistic conclusion. For policy wonks and readers with a grasp of basic economics, a refreshing re-examination of doctrine, reality and effect."
Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Greenspan (The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, 2007, etc.) lightens up on free market orthodoxies to ponder the fact that people do not always behave, economically, as we wish them to—and neither do markets. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WELLS BROWN by Ezra Greenspan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"A solid biography of a deserving subject."
A scholar fills in the gaps in the life of a former slave who became one of the most famous African-Americans of the 19th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 29, 1989

In First Feelings (1985), pediatrician Greenspan described the stages of a child's emotional development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEL AVIV NOIR by Etgar Keret
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Editors Keret and Gavron stress not what makes Tel Aviv unique but what it has in common with other cities: its people's endless, often fruitless struggle to cash in on a losing hand."
Even in the Holy Land, people find ingenious ways to screw up their own lives, as the latest entry in Akashic's Noir series proves. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Adds weight to recent efforts to legitimize early emotions as something far more than elements of a rich (but unproductive) fantasy life."
A plea that we should put our money where our mouth is in the service of raising emotionally secure and healthy children. Read full book review >

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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Long-winded, but well-reasoned: a provocative, useful aid in understanding the ongoing debate on human development."
Two psychologists team up for a thorough, fairly readable study of cognitive development from earliest hominids to humans, placing strenuous emphasis on emotional interaction between infant and caregiver outlined in Greenspan's The Growth of the Mind (1997). Read full book review >

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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW


"This is for the faithful only—those who flaunt dollar signs rather than sense."
In these papers collected from her cultist Objectivist News-Letter, the white goddess of laissez-faire capitalism continues the fervent dialogue between herself and those minds most at ease in the 19th century. Read full book review >