Search Results: "Ellis Cose"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1997

"Unfortunately, most of these essays pay little attention to the book's theme, and several read like annual reports on the state of race relations in America."
Another volume inspired by The Case That Would Not End, which only fitfully addresses its subject: the dilemma that African-Americans face when they must use the authority and responsibility they have obtained in a white-dominated system against members of their own race. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1997

"A positive contribution of the highest order to America's long struggle against its racial demons. ($85,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
An exceptionally intelligent examination of race as a determining element in American life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2002

"A slender volume with a substantial and significant message."
An African-American Newsweek columnist addresses a candid and compassionate open letter to the black men of America. Read full book review >

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Released: April 18, 1989

Chatty albeit informative profiles of newspaper-based media empires—as Cose (a former president of the Institute for Journalism Education) singles out just five industry giants for detailed attention: Washington Post Co.; the Los Angeles-based Times Mirror Co.; N.Y. Times Co.; Gannett Co.; and Knight-Ridder Inc. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"Heavily laced with anecdotes and lengthy quotes from other African-Americans, this report reads more like an accumulation of a journalist's notes than a careful analysis of race relations in present-day America."
Two surveys reveal that among high-achieving African-Americans, there is a new feeling of hope and optimism about race relations in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DEFENSE by Ellis Cose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The result is that rarity, an unpredictable courtroom drama in which disputed facts take a backseat to the issues they raise, and whose leading questions are still hanging when you turn the final page."
Veteran Newsweek editor Cose turns from his distinguished nonfictional studies (Color-Blind: Seeing Beyond Race in a Race-Obsessed World, 1997, etc.) to an issues-oriented legal suspenser, with provokingly inconclusive results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 1995

In 1994 Cose alerted us to an important and little-known phenomenon: the rage of the black middle class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Suggestions for further reading include titles for both adults and children. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
With the handsome treatment readers have come to expect, Bial presents the history of the New York Harbor immigration station that processed a good half of the immigrants coming to America between 1892 and 1924. Read full book review >

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AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Maxinne Rhea Leighton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, authentic details plus Nolan's misty, rather somber paintings capture the period—especially the Ellis Island site—with grace and care. (Young reader/Picture book. 5- 9)"
A first-time author re-creates her father's experience of coming to America early in this century with his family. Read full book review >

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AT ELLIS ISLAND by Louise Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"This last element is often ponderous and intrusive, an adult layer over what are children's voices, and ultimately limits the effectiveness of an otherwise artfully organized whole. (bibliography, websites) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-12)"
The voice of a fictional immigrant girl joins with those of historical narratives and the author's own to paint a portrait of Ellis Island and the children who passed through it. Read full book review >

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ELLIS ISLAND INTERVIEWS by Peter M. Coan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"With so many stories, and so many voices, this is a fine collection of primary-source materials. (index, appendix, b&w photos, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Coan takes readers on an emotional tour of Ellis Island with this elaborate, readable collection of interviews. Read full book review >