Search Results: "George M. Marsden"


BOOK REVIEW

C.S. LEWIS'S <i>MERE CHRISTIANITY</i> by George M. Marsden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"A clear and deeply informed account of a religious work that seems to have no expiration date."
A scholar of religious history rehearses the story of C.S. Lewis' influential disquisition on the commonalities among all Christian believers. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY by George M. Marsden
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Jewish or Catholic institutions, most Southern and African-American colleges, and conservative Protestant colleges."
In pleading for universities to give religious teachings the same respect they give feminist and multicultural perspectives, Marsden (History/Notre Dame, The Secularization of the Academy, etc.) cogently argues that major American universities, founded essentially as religious institutions, are now so hostile to religion that they largely exclude religious viewpoints. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An important discourse that is not always easy to follow due to its abstract nature—will be most useful for an academic audience."
Marsden (Emeritus, History/Univ. of Notre Dame; Jonathan Edwards: A Life, 2003, etc.) employs historical analysis to suggest why the United States is so badly split between secular-oriented intellectuals and religiously doctrinaire church leaders, a split that seems to have harmed the nation's moral character, forged during World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"And despite Marsden's eloquence, the jury is still out on this divisive question."
A frank assertion that religious faith does indeed have a place in academia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A must-read for wine enthusiasts, especially those on a budget."
A well-researched exploration of an often-overlooked sector of the international wine business: bargain wines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARIAN by Lucy M.  George
by Lucy M. George, illustrated by AndoTwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Well-intended but poorly executed, this book may fill a gap on a community-helpers shelf but it's not likely to foster a love of reading or libraries on its own. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A librarian takes a boy named Evan on a tour of a library. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Showing the stunning parallels in the politics of black peoples on both sides of the Atlantic, this offers definitive proof of the robust continuity of black freedom struggles."
This look at the nature of black protest in South Africa and the US is a profound and necessary contribution to the field of black studies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"A chilling tale vividly told."
The story of the Nazis' international bank robberies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLICE OFFICER by Lucy M.  George
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A good, general description of the job and a nice choice for early units of study involving occupations and the community. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Exactly what do police officers do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"An evocative blend of travel memoir and history that will satisfy and guide wine lovers planning their own journeys."
Award-winning wine writer Taber (To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle, 2007, etc.) explores wineries around the world and assesses the development and unique offerings of wine tourism in each region. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"An intoxicating indulgence for Sideways fans, and an education for would-be wine sophisticates."
A vigorous account of the dare that made connoisseurs think differently about California wines—and that brought great wealth to Golden State vintners. Read full book review >

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STARFIELDS by Carolyn Marsden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While the concluding author's note provides explication of some of these elements, some readers may not stick it out. (Spanish/Mayan glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
In Marsden's latest tale of cross-cultural friendship, a modern Mayan girl fights to protect her rural Mexican village from encroaching development. Read full book review >