Search Results: "Eric Hobsbawm"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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: 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >