Search Results: "James M. Kouzes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"A profound exploration of credible leadership presented in a thoroughly engaging, accessible format."
The landmark meditation on true leadership, updated and streamlined for a troubled 21st-century world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1982

"Less than compulsive reading—but a valuable book to have around."
Princeton historian McPherson has produced what is unapologetically—in heft, in physical design, in the use of myriad headings and subheadings—a high-class undergraduate textbook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"One signal weakness, however, is that the photographs that generously illustrate this volume are not identified or dated within the caption, leaving readers in the dark as to what is archival and what is modern. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This fascinating exploration of the buried city of Pompeii begins with a recreation of the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius and ends with a snapshot of Pompeii today. Read full book review >

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CLOUD NINE by James M. Cain
Released: Aug. 1, 1984

"Lots of material for a psychoanalytic approach to Cain, perhaps (Graham's mother hovers heavily)—but just a strange, unpleasant curiosity for fans of his earlier, far more coherent fiction."
An unwise posthumous publication—completed just before his death—in which Cain's lean, dialogue-charged style can't even begin to redeem a peculiar plot and nowhere characterizations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Informative and well-informed documentation of how faith is made to fit."
Documentary filmmaker Ault unearths the everyday codes that direct the lives of a conservative Christian community and the intensity of emotions embodied in their concept of being "born again." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 19, 1971

"For the moment at least, Blacks in America must be considered the best one-volume bibliographic guide to black literature available."
This selective, chrono-topical guide "to the subject matter and literature of black history and culture" is more comprehensive, somewhat more up-to-date, much more evaluative, and certainly no less anthoritative than Fisher's revision of Miller's The Negro in America (1970) or Homer and Swartout's Books About the Negro (also 1970), two of the most useful general black bibliographies around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY by James M. Cain
Released: Jan. 23, 1946

"Certainly not for conservatives."
Another for the now established Cain market, — the familiar, foreordained formula of a love which is largely lust, and the retribution it carries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Valuable reading for students of Renaissance society and the performing arts."
A detailed account of theatrical pageants celebrating one of the most sumptuous weddings of Renaissance Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A thoughtfully and clearly constructed offering that will appeal to history buffs young and old and a must for any Civil War history collection. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Two percent of the whole population—620,000 soldiers—died in the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Krazy Kodak Moments by James M. Albright
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A good-humored snapshot of one aspect of the Eastman Kodak Company, sure to charm sports enthusiasts and '80s nostalgia buffs."
Debut author Albright, who spent more than 20 years in Kodak's public relations department, chronicles the heyday of the Kodak Sports Promotion Program via press releases. Read full book review >

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EMBATTLED REBEL by James M. McPherson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A fair-handed treatment from a towering historian and sterling writer."
A seasoned Civil War historian examines the beleaguered president of the Confederacy. Read full book review >