Search Results: "Eric Alterman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 1992

"Good reading for those enamored of the Washington scene."
More than just an antipundit screed: freelance writer Alterman puts punditry in perspective, giving a history of its development and analyzing its current effect on politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Nonetheless, a sobering reminder that TV long ago abandoned serious journalism and that watchdogs and skeptics are thin on the ground in all media—bad news for those who believe a vibrant, informative press is one of the bedrocks of democracy."
Journalist Alterman disproves with vigor the notion of news organizations' left-wing bias, only to leave the more important question hanging: why ignorance trumps ideology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2008

"Alterman's conclusion—triangulate or perish—will be familiar to anyone who paid attention during the Clinton years, and it's unlikely to provide much comfort to readers who'd rather have their liberalism without a stiff shot of cultural conservatism."
A longtime cheerleader for progressive causes makes an enthusiastic though not entirely original case that liberalism is poised to rise again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Throws bones worth chewing on long and hard."
Crack political journalist Alterman (What Liberal Media?, 2003, etc.) examines the culture of deceit that has marred the American presidency, footnoting every word. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"Carefully researched and plenty passionate: a veritable bible for Bush-bashers."
A latter-day doomsday catalogue of the sins, errors, and perhaps even crimes of the sitting president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2012

"Thorough and thoughtful, but with dense scholarly foliage that needs pruning."
A liberal columnist and a professor examine the zigzag route of liberal politics since the New Deal. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING DOGS by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A sense of fun, clear, uncluttered design, and construction that should hold up to heavy use make this board book's relatively high price well worth the extra expense. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A book bound in a box, with layered die-cut board pages within, introduces a variety of animals for young children to practice counting. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL? by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"This menagerie offers picture-book lovers of all ages a glimpse into each creator's style, personality and brand of humor. (biographies, photographs, websites) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cause-related anthologies are challenging to do well, but this one (benefiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art) succeeds admirably—on multiple levels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADDY KETTLE by Eric Orchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A sweet-mannered debut with plenty of lift, despite the abrupt and wide-open ending. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
Intrepid young Maddy encounters goblins, flying whales, and allies ranging from a friendly vampire bat to a pair of "cloud cartographers" in this kickoff chapter. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Eye-catching fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This bright new entry by an old pro should find a place on the long shelf of picture books about animals and colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KITTEN TALE by Eric Rohmann
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A winner for a winter storytime, this is as amusing as watching real kittens romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Once there were four kittens who had never seen snow. Read full book review >