Search Results: "Jacques Berlinerblau"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An impassioned argument for 'a firm and dignified defense of the imperiled secularish virtues and moderation, toleration, and self-criticism.'"
Berlinerblau (Jewish Civilization/Georgetown Univ.; The Vow and the ‘Popular Religious Groups' of Ancient Israel, 2009, etc.) offers a solid history of secularism in America and a defense of its virtues at a time when conservative Christians attack it as a moral evil and advance the "flawed" idea that one cannot be both religious and secular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACQUES COUSTEAU by Brad Matsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Well short of definitive, but an entertaining summary of Cousteau's life and career."
A warm biography of one of the icons of the environmental movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACQUES LACAN by Elisabeth Roudinesco
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1997

"An encyclopedic biography most likely to appeal to experts, but enlivened by portraits of Lacan's mercurial personality and behavior. (22 photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive, partisan, and clinical treatment of the psychoanalyst who became one of France's most famous intellectuals by flamboyantly combining Freudianism, linguistics, and structuralism. Read full book review >

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JACQUES AND DE BEANSTALK by Mike Artell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Try Feliciana Feydra LeRoux, by Tynia Thomassie (1995), or Chicken Joy on Redbean Road, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (2007), instead. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Artell and Harris (The Three Little Cajun Pigs, 2003, etc.) once again attempt a Cajun twist on a familiar folktale, beginning as usual with a glossary of Cajun words and their pronunciations along with guidelines for reading the story aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A vigorous, lucid biography of perhaps the most influential thinker of his day, with plenty of juicy gossip about his extracurricular life."
Thoroughgoing life of the often disagreeable, uncharismatic and world-transformative philosopher, he of "Mankind is born free and is everywhere in chains" renown. Read full book review >

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KIKI AND JACQUES by Susan Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A well-meaning novel that aims high but misses. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Soccer becomes a cultural bridge for a Franco-American boy and a newly arrived Somali family in a Maine mill town. Read full book review >

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HELP ME, JACQUES COUSTEAU by Gil Adamson
CLASSICS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Buy it for teens and adults who match that description. (Fiction. 15-adult)"
A fine prose stylist shows her chops in this reissue—and first U.S. publication—of her 1995 debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2002

"Challenging, satisfying, elegant."
Following the bestselling From Dawn to Decadence (2000), a sampler of Barzun's writings, selected and edited by his biographer, demonstrating again the depth and breadth of his learning, the originality of his thinking, and his commitment to speak to the general reader in engaging, intelligent prose. Read full book review >

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THE EARTH AND SKY OF JACQUES DORME by Andreï Makine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"As the Russian-born French author's dual literary citizenship suggests, he may really be both his generation's Chekhov and its Proust."
The attempt to record the star-crossed story of two lovers who meet on a WWII battlefield makes up Makine's limpid eighth novel (following A Hero's Daughter, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Vampire Jacques, The Last Templar by Charlie2Shirt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2015

"A dynamic, entertaining journey that takes vampire fiction back to its roots."
Debutauthor 2-shirt begins a sprawling, epic trilogy of classically styled vampire novels, spanning centuries and exploring the extremes of good and evil.Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC UNDERSEA LIFE OF JACQUES COUSTEAU by Dan Yaccarino
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 24, 2009

"Cousteau's enduring fascination with the sea comes through clearly, and can't help sparking similar feelings in readers. (chronology, source list) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
This second early biography of Cousteau in a year echoes Jennifer Berne's Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (2008), illustrated by Eric Puybaret, in offering visuals that are more fanciful than informational, but also complements it with a focus less on the early life of the explorer and eco-activist than on his later inventions and achievements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"Cultural differences do matter, and Jacques ably demonstrates that China's process of modernization derives from its own 'native sources of dynamism.'"
British scholar and Guardian columnist Jacques (co-editor: New Times, 1989, etc.) delivers a clear-eyed look at how China's recent modernization will leapfrog Western "superiority." Read full book review >