Search Results: "Eric Hobsbawm"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2007

"Good grounds for heated discussion about America's role in the world."
Welcome to the disunited nations, presided over by an inept superpower, inhabited by corrupt client states and endured by an ever-suffering mass of humankind. Read full book review >

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INTERESTING TIMES by Eric Hobsbawm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Not for readers seeking an emotional account of the inner life, but a bracingly frank look at the realities of being a 20th-century radical."
The noted British historian's tough-minded autobiography. Read full book review >

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FRACTURED TIMES by Eric Hobsbawm
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"Hobsbawm speaks to the crucial need for engaged public intellectuals and the kind of rigorous social and political analysis so well represented by these urgent and important essays."
The last writings of an eminent British historian. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A collection of Hobsbawm's writing is always welcome, and this one unearths some buried gems."
A collection of occasional pieces, journal articles, and reviews by one of our great historians (The Age of Extremes, 1995, etc.), showing off his catholicity of interests. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"This eloquent, well-written, and depressing review of the folly and tragedy of humankind's recent past is even more oppressive when it looks into what appears to be an unstable future. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A troubling look at world history during the ``Short Twentieth Century,'' from 1914 to 1991. Read full book review >

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THE JAZZ SCENE by Eric Hobsbawm
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Podium chat backed by a snare drum's whispering percipience."
Intelligently written and updated study of American jazz first published in Britain 30 years ago (under the pseudonym Francis Newton) by Marxist social historian Hobsbawm (Nations and Nationalism Since 1780, etc.). Read full book review >

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ON THE EDGE OF THE NEW CENTURY by Eric Hobsbawm
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Although rather depressing (Hobsbawn allows that he 'cannot look to the future with great optimism`), this is a concise, honest, and cautious approach to the state of human affairs."
At the brink of the millennium, socialist historian Hobsbawm examines major trends in international politics and world events. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

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CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE MATH BEAR by Caroline Glicksman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"It just doesn't add up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eric, a red glow-in-the-dark bear who works in a bank, foils a robbery in Glicksman's debut picture book. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE RED by Neil Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Ambrus's meticulous illustrations vividly portray Eric's times. (maps, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This entry in the What's Their Story? series goes beyond the well-known image of the famously fierce Eric the Red to unveil a driven explorer and founder of a new land. Read full book review >