Search Results: "Helen E. Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A valuable guide for every parent."
Completely revised and updated guide to assist parents in evolving from their lifelong supervisory role to observing from afar, with a new focus on how to navigate the often confusing and treacherous waters of parenting a technologically dependent generation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2000

"Both a useful guide and a literary security blanket, offering familiar comforts and good, solid advice in a text-dense sea of boxes, lists, and resources for further reading."
This concrete, easy-to-use guide is designed to help anxious parents support and understand their newly fledged children as they weather the slings and arrows of the first year of college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Many will be convinced by her knowledgeable, persuasive, and entertaining discussion—and the more skeptical will find fascinating tidbits for thought along the way."
Fisher (The Sex Contract, 1981)—research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, former ``house anthropologist'' for The Today Show, and one of our best science-popularizers—may find a large readership for her subject here: the influence of evolutionary biology and genetics on sex, love, marriage, divorce, and today's family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DID JOSIE GO? by Helen E. Buckley
Released: April 1, 1999

"Are there ten toes?' (Picture book. 2-7)"
PLB 0-688-16508-7 Buckley's Josie, first spotted in 1962, is as sprightly as ever in Ormerod's illustrations, nimbly eluding her family's search. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Well argued and astute, this critical work makes an exciting contribution to contemporary scientific and cultural debate."
In a brilliantly controversial polemic, Johnson (Law/Univ. of Calif., Berkeley) fires an intellectual broadside against what he sees as the marginalization of theism in public life and explores its implications for society and religion. Read full book review >

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WHEN WOMEN PLAYED HARBALL by Susan E. Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 1994

"This book will be enjoyed not only by the admirers of the All- American Girls Baseball League, but by baseball fans in general."
Several years ago the movie A League of Their Own alerted many Americans for the first time to the existence of the All-American Girls Baseball League, which existed from 1943 to 1954. Read full book review >

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Tea and Tyranny: Still Shaggin' in Boston by William E. Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2014

"An often fun, if overpopulated, novel featuring bawdy melodrama, derring-do and political intrigue."
Johnson's (The Seeds of Love...and War: Still Shaggin' for a Shillin', 2009, etc.) most recent historical novel views the American Revolution through the eyes of the Founding Fathers—after tankards of ale and trysts with waterfront doxies. Read full book review >

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SAM PATCH, THE FAMOUS JUMPER by Paul E. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2003

"A portrait of the jumper that's neither fanciful nor forced, but lively and keen, working surely with the much-neglected role of class in shaping American social history. (12 b&w illustrations)"
Episodes in the early-19th-century life of daredevil Sam Patch demonstrate both his nose-thumbing at the pretensions of mill owners and his evolution into a piece of vernacular American celebrity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2002

"A confident, well-written account that delves without blinking into the depths of human depravity and emerges with an inspiring story."
South Carolina journalist Johnson portrays black and white southerners uniting when racist vandals target an African-American church. Read full book review >