Search Results: "Hubert Dreyfus"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A contextually comprehensive study of the battle for France's soul and the figures radically politicized by the debate."
A patient reexamination of the Dreyfus Affair, revealing the "unusually intense process of emotional mobilization" involved on both sides. Read full book review >

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DREYFUS by Michael Burns
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

In 1894, at age 35, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, officer, father, and husband, enjoying success after many years of study, devotion, and discipline, was unaccountably arrested for high treason and thereby became a symbol—as victim to some and traitor to others— of the imperfections in French military justice and the precarious position of Jews in French society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A provocative, illuminating and inspirational exhortation to 'Ask not why the gods have abandoned you, but why you have abandoned the gods.'"
Two distinguished professors seek mankind's salvation in the ancient Greek gods. Read full book review >

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HUBERT THE PUDGE by Henrik  Drescher
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Good, clean vegetarian fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hubert never expects to grow up: All pudgies are destined for the slaughterhouse before they're a year old. Read full book review >

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HUBERT INVENTS THE WHEEL by Claire Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"However, there are enough laughs and action to keep readers reading, and Shelly's cartoon illustrations are an asset. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifteen-year-old Mesopotamian Hubert will never be the Hauler his father hopes he will. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"A brisk, readable retelling with a slightly odd emphasis."
Novelist/historian Read (The Death of a Pope, 2009, etc.) revisits the notorious case that revealed the ugly extent of anti-Semitism in France. Read full book review >

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THE DREYFUS AFFAIR by Peter Lefcourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"A nice drive that goes foul by inches."
The amusing and thoroughly silly history of a major-league shortstop who ``comes out'' against his better judgement—and discovers that there's more to life than baseball. Read full book review >

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HUBERT HORATIO BARTLE BOBTON-TRENT by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"If Hubert lacks the verve of a Clarice Bean, this is still a sweetly offbeat tale whose heart is in exactly the right place. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When the "frightfully, frightfully rich" Bobton-Trents get bored with their set and decide they need to meet someone new, they have a child, the absurdly precocious Hubert Horatio. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A plug for phenytoin masquerading as autobiography. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A brief and chatty profile that tells much more about Dreyfus's prowess at his hobbies than his career on Wall Street, grafted onto a reprint of his A Remarkable Medicine Has Been Overlooked (1981). Read full book review >

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THE WORD by Hubert Crouch
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A topical, lively legal thriller.
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Crouch (Cried For No One, 2013) returns to the high-stakes world of Texas civil litigation with the next Jace Forman thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEIGHT by Hubert Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A thoughtful and highly readable legal thriller."
A famous Texas trial lawyer becomes a plaintiff in this third installment of a series. Read full book review >