Search Results: "Gustav Niebuhr"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"A worthwhile call to action for those determined to reach out to other religions."
Niebuhr (Religion/Syracuse Univ.) briefly explores interfaith relations in the United States and finds the glass half full. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S BISHOP by Gustav Niebuhr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A pleasant surprise for the average history buff."
Enlightening tale of Abraham Lincoln's other war. Read full book review >

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A GYPSY GOOD TIME by Gustav Hasford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Certainly not here, in this classically awful, unintentionally hilarious, hard-boiled rotten egg."
Dowdy Lewis, Jr., half owner of a Hollywood bookstore specializing in the Old West, is an alcoholic and self-pitying Vietnam vet, and has the misfortune to fall for a dish named Yvonna Lablaine, who works for a cheapo movie producer named Bird Cameron. Read full book review >

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From Hell to Heaven, One Man's Journey by Daffy Gustav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2015

"Poems about pain and eventual recovery that may fail to evoke much sympathy."
Gustav chronicles a bitter divorce and eventual spiritual awakening in this debut poetry collection. Read full book review >

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"This book is for those willing and able to understand such a thorough search for the true way out of our difficulties."
The title of this book is derived from the first of a series of five lectures or essays dealing with the ethical, philosophical and spiritual problems inherent in the present world situation. Read full book review >

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"A natural for Clergy and 'modern thinkers' — Excellent."
Many books have been written on the Problem of Evil and many more on the Religion of Love. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT-TIMERS by Gustav Hasford
Released: Jan. 3, 1978

"A terse spitball of a book, fine and real and terrifying, that marks a real advance in Vietnam war literature."
The Vietnam War is starting to deliver: Herr's non-fictional Dispatches found the peculiar character of writing that this creepy conflict seems to require—and Hasford, in a first, autobiographical novel, husks it right down to the kernel. Read full book review >

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"In fact, my own criticism would be that the author has allowed himself to be carried away by his own sarcasm and wit, and sometimes misses the bus in his efforts to ridicule."
At a time when to fight or not to fight has become a burning question, these essays are particularly interesting, and will delight and madden any reader with party ties — be they church, state or "isms" — for nothing escapes Dr. Niebuhr's fluent pen and merciless attack. Read full book review >

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FAITH AND HISTORY by Reinhold Niebuhr
Released: April 18, 1949

"This is a book which will command wide attention from the clergy, theologians and philosophers and other serious minded Protestant Christians."
Such is the stature attained by Reinhold Niebuhr as a theologian and prophetic interpreter of the current scene that the appearance of a major work of his pen must be regarded as a significant event in the religious world. Read full book review >

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"Niebuhr's reputation is such that this book should command a wide reading."
Professor Robertson has rendered a most valuable service in bringing together in this volume scattered magazine articles of Reinhold Niebuhr dealing with the function of the Church in modern society. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1969

"This certainly is a solid study based on the authors' earlier works and a course they taught jointly at Harvard."
The tendency of the emerging Third World nations to willingly forego democratic government (not to mention capitalism) has led to much soul-searching among American policy-makers. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 1959

"For the student of politics."
This is a far-reaching "study of the recurring patterns and problems of the political order in relation to the unique problems of the nuclear age". Dr. Niebuhr begins by examining the political structure of Russia and the United States, nations which have achieved imperial power and yet condemn imperialism — for different reasons. Read full book review >