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 >

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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 >

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THE LEGEND OF LUKE by Brian Jacques
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The formulas are gratifyingly intact as Martin discovers, as all fatherless children hope to, that his parent had not abandoned him, but heroically sacrificed his life for the welfare of others. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The 12th book in the animated epic about the inhabitants and friends and enemies of Redwall Abbey, this is a grand, seafaring odyssey about Martin the mouse warrior and his treacherous return to the place of his youth. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Valuable, even provocative reading for environmental activists and students of international development."
The struggle for control over water is "one of the great looming subjects of the twenty-first century." Read full book review >

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LITTLE GHOST PARTY by Jacques Duquennoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Although most kids may enjoy the challenge at first, the excitement is short-lived. (Novelty. 4-6)"
Duquennoy, known best for his charming story The Ghost's Dinner (1994), creates a book that readers must tilt, spin and jiggle in order to truly experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A practical, solidly researched and documented parents'-eye view of adolescence."
A sensible analysis of the turmoil that adolescence triggers within parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Droll rather than hilarious, and more elegiac than celebratory: a dispensable example of vaulting ambition that o'erleaps itself. (First serial to Granta; Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Readers expecting an antic appreciation of laughingstocks through the ages will be justifiably disappointed by this wry, selective, and self-absorbed compilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Great human warmth bathes a wine-lover's delight: one of the best yet about wine."
Celebration of the triumph of Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja, who has raised the once cheap and obscure Barbaresco wines to award-winning world status. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MAN OF GOOD HOPE by Jonny Steinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"For truly capturing the power of dreams and the resilience of human nature, this book deserves a wide audience."
Steinberg (Little Liberia: An African Odyssey in New York City, 2011, etc.) weaves together the many personas of a man whose story is at once unique and an archetypal example of an all-too-large collective.Read full book review >