Search Results: "Jackson Lears"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"Large-scale history with an intimate touch."
A cultural historian looks at America's "age of regeneration" between the end of the Civil War and World War I. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1994

"While Lears's inquiry bears abundant fruit, he has stunted some of his ideas by cramming three books' worth of intellectual goods into one package."
Excessive ambition weighs down this important revisionist history of advertising in the United States. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FOR NOTHING by Jackson Lears
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Likely to put the casual reader in fear of a pop quiz: well written, but too much of a good thing."
Cultural historian Lears (Fables of Abundance, 1994, etc.) thoughtfully reviews the American reverence for grace, fortune, and luck all the way from primeval casting of lots down to last week's bingo in the church basement. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR MR. GOOSE by Laurie Lears
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Real emotions comes through in the scenes of Stephen and his mother, and for some readers, that will be enough. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sweet story about a trapped goose cloaks this piece of bibliotherapy, as a boy with AD/HD learns to sit still for a very good cause. Read full book review >

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MIMI’S DADA CATIFESTO by Shelley Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Completely spectacular. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
This engaging picture book delivers a pleasurable story, dazzling artwork and a fascinating introduction to Dadaism. Read full book review >

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ATTACK AT NIGHT by Robert Jackson
Released: April 28, 1989

A small team from Britain's Special Air Service joins up with the French resistance in Provence to put Nazi bombers and their deadly new missiles out of commission. Read full book review >

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NEVA HAFTA by Edwardo Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Nick's mother gets kind of forgotten, but the hero is irresistible: romantic, respectful, and cheerfully dirty-minded—sometimes all at once."
Funny, juicy sequel to Ever After (2001, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A colorful account of field biology and essential reading for aspiring herpetologists."
A Harvard post-doc goes snake hunting in Africa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A perceptive overview, then, of a consequential clash among the world's economic superpowers."
A journalist's savvy appraisal of how corporate America and Japan, Inc., measure up against a more or less united European Community in the trilateral struggle for economic ascendancy in Europe. Read full book review >