Search Results: "Gary Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF WOE by Gary Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Bright, humorous and seriously thoroughgoing, Greenberg takes all the DSMs for a spin as revealing as the emperor's new clothes."
A loose-limbed, skeptically informed critique of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, with particular interest in its forthcoming, fifth incarnation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A humanistic, witty exploration of the human response to depression."
Mother Jones contributing editor and self-described "old-fashioned psychotherapist" Greenberg (The Noble Lie: When Scientists Give the Right Answers for the Wrong Reasons, 2008, etc.) ponders depression and its treatment through the ages. Read full book review >

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THE AZTEC EMPIRE  by Imogen Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Ineffective and misleading. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-11)"
This comic-book-like synthesis of the Aztec empire surveys the history and culture of one of the major civilizations of pre-Hispanic Mexico. Read full book review >

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HOW THE DEAD LIVE by Alvin Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Eventually, the stories seem as dead as their characters."
A ponderous collection by a Minnesota author (Going Nowhere, 1971, etc.) who seems to have mastered Poe's voice without plumbing his depth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2006

"Greenberg's morning show will never sound the same when fans consider that he has already fielded his wife's sleepy plaints, his aunt's queries about gambling and his children's appeal for a warm caress, all before they tuned in to the station."
A pleasing slice of radio sportscaster Greenberg's life, giving an inkling of how he squares his family priorities with the absurd demands of his job. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN CATCH by Paul Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2014

"A fascinating discussion of a multifaceted issue and a passionate call to action."
Blue Ocean Institute fellow Greenberg (Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, 2010, etc.) offers an optimistic perspective on the connection between preserving our salt marshes and restoring America's offshore seafood production. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A grim reminder of the many 'reasons why species should be preserved.'"
A shocking account of how the passenger pigeon, a bird found only in North America, became extinct. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Ambitious but muzzy. (introduction, map, credits, index) (Poetry. YA)"
Unlike Greenberg's companion volume, Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art (2001), this compilation lacks cohesion. Read full book review >

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HANK GREENBERG by Hank Greenberg
Released: May 24, 1989

Flatfooted, posthumous autobiography by the great Detroit Tigers slugger of the 1930's and 1940's, edited after his death by Ira Berkow (Red—A Biography of Red Smith, Carew, etc.). Read full book review >

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AIDS by Lorna Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Glossary; bibliography; resources; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A new ``First Book,'' graced with large print, well-explicated color photos, and comprehensible scientific explanations. Read full book review >

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NIXON’S SHADOW by David Greenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Thought-provoking from start to finish."
"No postwar politician did more to educate Americans to the primacy of image in politics" than Richard Nixon. So argues historian Greenberg in a rich work full of lessons and implications for spin doctors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1994

"Yet, despite past victories, he is only too aware of the continuing, desperate plight of the African-American underclass."
Greenberg (Race Relations in American History, not reviewed), former head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, recounts the revolutionary and riveting saga of the fight for civil rights in the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >