Search Results: "George Lakoff"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2008

"Smart and provocative—essential reading for political activists and policy wonks of any stripe."
Of neural modeling, X-schemas, neurotransmitters and Dubya—signposts on the culture war whose "main battlefield is the brain." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"That conservatives and liberals see the world differently comes as no news to most, but Lakoff's look into just why that should be so makes for interesting reading."
A study, part academic and part popular, of the differences in moral conceptual systems that underlie the conservative-liberal debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"This is not a book likely, or intended, to change anyone's mind, but it offers analysis and rhetoric through which liberal strategists may attempt to shift the dialogue and win elections."
A compact handbook on partisan political discourse, with a blueprint for how liberals can switch from playing defense against conservatives to launching a stronger offense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"For readers interested in modern American political history, Lakoff's life of the writer will be of much use."
A respectful biography of the immigrant journalist and sometime intellectual gadfly. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"It's sure to bring out the green thumb of many an educator, and it just may provoke some kids to get out in their own yards and make a garden. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
Ancona takes readers on a yearlong tour of one Santa Fe, N.M., school garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAPOW! by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The tidy ending is entirely suited to the medium of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An imaginative comic-book romp turns a little boy and his friend into superheroes who fight crime and make a little mayhem in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUTTERS, CARVERS AND THE CATHEDRAL by George Ancona
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1995

"No one could have anticipated such an end (temporary though it may be) for the cathedral, but it has the effect of sucking the spirit right out of this book. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6+)"
The unfinished, monolithic Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looms over Morningside Heights, New York City, a massive work in progress that is currently at a standstill for lack of funding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TARANTULA IN MY PURSE by Jean George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"The book is brimming with similar stories, all narrated with humor and warmth, and all of which will show George's many fans yet another aspect of her life and work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Over the years, George (There's an Owl in the Shower, 1995, etc.) and her three children moved a lot, but wherever they went they gave succor, shelter, and affection to a succession of injured or homeless wild creatures, from ferrets to falcons, spiders to salamanders, bats to box turtles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APOLLO by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Apollo's darker tendencies overshadow his divine radiance here but, as usual, make better tales. (Olympian family tree) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
O'Connor makes out his latest Olympian as a tragic hero "who has had many loves, but whose loves seldom prosper." To say the least. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE BIGFOOT by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Parental readers as well as children old enough to wonder whether their own family trees sport some peculiar branches will be amused. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A startled lad discovers that his seemingly ordinary family has some uncommon relatives when Uncle Bernie comes for a visit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDIN’ DINOS WITH BUCK BRONCO by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Dinos and rodeos saddle up perfectly and fans of both will kick back and grin. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Saddle up, it's Dino Rodeo time. Read full book review >