Search Results: "Jacques Steinberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Puts human faces on the often impersonal and obscure college-admissions process."
New York Times education reporter Steinberg demonstrates that character is not always fate for the students who apply to elite Wesleyan University. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"The author does not provide deeper insight into the nature of human endurance, but anyone dreaming of completing a triathlon or just seeking to get off the couch and into better shape will find inspiration here."
New York Times reporter Steinberg (The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College, 2002) tells the stories of six ordinary people's attempts to complete an Ironman triathlon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAUL STEINBERG by Deirdre Bair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Followers of the postwar art world will love this book but may be disappointed by the lack of examples of his work."
National Book Award winner Bair (Calling It Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over, 2007, etc.) exhaustively explores everything related to Steinberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A worthwhile collection for scholars and readers interested in Jewish affairs."
An intellectual history of 20th-century Judaism. 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 >