Search Results: "Jack Weatherford"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An intriguing, eye-opening spiritual biography."
Even history's most famous conqueror had a soft side. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Quietly subversive but wonderfully accurate—a comprehensive, memorable tribute to the pervasive Native American influence on those who destroyed a way of life even as they assimilated it."
Another insightful and provocative contribution by anthropologist Weatherford (Indian Givers, 1989, etc.) to increasing national recognition of the extent of white America's debt to Native Americans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"An entertaining, on-the-money introduction to precisely what makes the world go 'round. (Author tour)"
An engagingly digressive audit of the mediums of exchange humankind has used and abused down through the years, from anthropologist Weatherford (Savages and Civilization, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1994

"The common thread binding these chapters may be tenuous, but Weatherford is a hugely entertaining, well-traveled writer—one who makes a strong case for a hands-off, learn-from-them approach toward these last ancient ways of life."
A gallimaufry of cultural arcana from indefatigable anthropologist Weatherford (Native Roots, 1991; Indian Givers, 1988). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Uplifting, entertaining history."
Genghis Khan as the first feminist patriarch. Read full book review >

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GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD by Jack Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2004

"A horde-pleaser, well-written and full of surprises."
"The Mongols swept across the globe as conquerors," writes the appreciative pop anthropologist-historian Weatherford (The History of Money, 1997, etc.), "but also as civilization's unrivaled cultural carriers." Read full book review >

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Cover Story: Viking Cute

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BOOK REVIEW

A NEGRO LEAGUE SCRAPBOOK by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"One doesn't need to be a baseball fan to be fascinated. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
In 1887, team owners decreed that African-Americans were barred from the Major Leagues. Read full book review >

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BIRMINGHAM, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"It's a gorgeous memorial to the four killed on that horrible day, and to the thousands of children who braved violence to help change the world. (Poetry. 10-14)"
Exquisitely understated design lends visual potency to a searing poetic evocation of the Birmingham church bombing of 1963. Read full book review >

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SCHOMBURG by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them. (Picture book/biography/poetry. 9-12)"
An eccentric, smart, and quirky bibliophile, Arturo Schomburg fueled his life with books. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN FLY by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A masterful, inspiring evocation of an era. (Informational poetry. 9-12)"
The story of the struggles and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen is told in vivid informational poetry. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"This is a collection for every library, offering all readers a bridge toward understanding and acceptance. (author's note) (Poetry. 9-18)"
Some define poetry as the distillation of complex themes into specific images. Read full book review >