Search Results: "Jacob Sullum"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"If, as Sullum sarcastically concludes, 'freedom is the most pernicious' risk factor for disease and injury in the eyes of antismokers, a more disciplined analysis of smoking in relation to freedom is badly needed. (8 pages b&w photos) (Radio satellite tour)"
A somewhat predictable libertarian attack on antismoking efforts. Read full book review >

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SAYING YES by Jacob Sullum
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2003

"Only those with an agenda will find fault with this compelling and judicious argument to allow for the temperate use of drugs by adults."
A sense of balance and perspective informs this critique of drug-use policy from syndicated columnist Sullum (For Your Own Good, 1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"This book, as he hopes, repays the debt—not least by showing that Jewish-Christian dialogue can move beyond bitterness into mature, substantive debate."
Immensely daring work by Neusner, rabbi and author of more than 400 books on Judaism (The Death and Birth of Judaism, 1987, etc.), as he projects himself back to first-century Israel to argue with Jesus. Read full book review >

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TIME REAVERS by Jacob Holo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2014

"A thrilling, if overly action-packed, sci-fi adventure."
After discovering her ability to manipulate time, Nicole must fight otherworldly insects preparing to attack the human world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"But despite minor flaws, he writes with the kind of balance between imaginative daring and explicatory clarity that has become academia's rarest commodity."
A fascinating combination of a sometimes poetic ``love song'' to and a crisp structural analysis of Judaism's magnum opus, the Babylonian Talmud. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS GOD? by Jacob Needleman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 24, 2009

"An erudite, challenging text full of difficult questions, but it answers the title question with little more than a whispered answer."
Memoir about coming to grips with the concept of God. Read full book review >

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EDEN UNLEASHED by Jacob Duringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2014

"An intriguing premise rooted in provocative philosophical questions, but the promising beginning is undermined by a weak second half."
A brilliant, idealistic student's noble intentions go horribly awry in Duringer's sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Jacob Weisberg
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This concise biography makes a good case that Reagan was the second most important president of the 20th century after Franklin Roosevelt."
The latest in the commendable American Presidents series is a thoughtful biography of an increasingly well-regarded president. Read full book review >

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OF FLIES, MICE, AND MEN by François Jacob
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1999

"If the likes of Jacob remain, there's hope."
A writer of style and substance narrates the transforming events of recent biology in seven inspired essays, neatly translated by Weiss. Read full book review >

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THE GREEKS AND GREEK CIVILIZATION by Jacob Burckhardt
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An instructive excursion into Greek life, provided readers are not intimidated by occasional dense scholarly passages and a fair number of untranslated Greek words."
German cultural historian Burckhardt (1818—97) delivered a series of controversial lectures in the 1870s on life in ancient Greece, now first translated into English to provide a fascinating reexamination of Hellenic civilization. Read full book review >