Search Results: "George M. Marsden"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER SIDE OF DAWN by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Readers new to the series would do well to begin at the beginning, while the series' many fans will be sorry to reach their final chapter in such an outstanding story of friendship, courage, and survival. (Fiction. 13+)"
The Australian teenage resistance fighters are back and as dauntless as ever in this seventh and last installment of the gripping series that started with Tomorrow, When the War Began (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS FROM THE INSIDE by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Startling. (Fiction. 12+)"
In this haunting epistolary novel, two Australian teenagers try to discover the truth about each other and themselves. Read full book review >