Search Results: "Isaiah Wilner"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An intriguing and depressing tale, related with great skill and compassion."
Wilner's debut restores the legacy of Briton Hadden, co-creator of Time magazine, whose partner Henry R. Luce systematically downplayed his contributions after Hadden died, at 30, of a mysterious infection. Read full book review >

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ISAIAH BERLIN by Arie M. Dubnov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"An inspiring account of the relationship between the struggle to defend pragmatic liberalism and the dilemmas and conflicts of politics."
Dubnov (History/Stanford Univ.) debuts with a biography of Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997), the world-renowned Jewish historian and philosopher. Read full book review >

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ISAIAH BERLIN by Michael Ignatieff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An informed, smoothly executed portrait of a philosophic fox's lifetime pursuing hedgehog ideas. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A polished life of the century's preeminent liberal (in the classic sense) philosopher. Read full book review >

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LOSING ISAIAH by Seth Margolis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 1993

"Shifting from Margaret's to Selma's to Charles's to Isaiah's and other points of view, Margolis (False Faces, 1991, etc.) prevents the reader from identifying deeply with any one side, making this more an abstract intellectual exercise than a compelling work of fiction."
Margolis attempts to follow the success of novels like The Good Mother and Kramer vs. Read full book review >

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Searching for Isaiah John by Becky M. Saleeby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"A slow-paced but ultimately rewarding book that offers just enough mystery to keep readers' attention until the sentimental finale."
In Saleeby's debut novel, an easygoing schoolteacher in1969 Alaska promises to find an elderly neighbor's missing son; it's a quest that shapes three years of his life. Read full book review >

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ISAAC AND ISAIAH by David Caute
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"The author's wit and biting analysis render this a most readable study."
What first appears to be a narrowly academic profile of two rival scholars amplifies into a trenchant, engaging study of the postwar split between the New Left and Western liberalism. Read full book review >

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THE ROOTS OF ROMANTICISM by Isaiah Berlin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Complicated by uneven syntax and repetitiousness betraying the genre of oral presentation, the book is a challenge even to the dedicated reader."
An edited transcript of lectures recorded by the BBC in 1966—67, this book is editor Hardy's (one of Isaiah Berlin's literary trustees) commendable effort to preserve the legacy of one of the most prominent thinkers of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLES OF JOHNNY CANNON by Isaiah Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Over-the-top fun for readers who can overlook the implausibilities. (Historical action. 9-14)"
It's 1961 in Cullman, Alabama, and Johnny Cannon has more troubles than any "almost-thirteen-year-old" ought to have. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Penetrating work from the old fox of liberalism, as brilliant in rethinking the past as in recreating its thought."
More of a motley in scope than previous selections of his essays (The Crooked Timber of Humanity, 1991, etc.), this collection nonetheless displays Berlin's superb erudition and always stimulating insights. Read full book review >

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A GARDEN ALPHABET by Isabel Wilner
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A mixed effort: not essential, but with some charming bits. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fine anthologist (The Poetry Troupe, 1977) fashions garden facts and practices into adequate, if sometimes forced, verse. Read full book review >

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THE BABY'S GAME BOOK by Isabel Wilner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"A winsome treasury of games that reinforce the bonds of love between parent and child. (author's note) (Picture book. 0-2)"
Wilner's (The Poetry Troupe, not reviewed) collection of games, especially for baby, engages children's entire being, from the top of their fuzzy little heads to the tips of their tiny toes, in loving play. Read full book review >

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THE STRUGGLES OF JOHNNY CANNON by Isaiah Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A sprawling, good-hearted adventure—pure fun. (Historical fiction. 8-12) "
In the sequel to The Troubles of Johnny Cannon (2014), Johnny Cannon's life in little Cullman, Alabama, is anything but peaceful. Read full book review >