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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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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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 >

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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

Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A solid overview, well suited to Civil War buffs."
A well-crafted survey of the five presidents—Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison, and McKinley—who emerged from the ranks of the Union Army. Read full book review >

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DRAGONFRIGATE WIZARD HALCYON BLITHE by James M. Ward
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 28, 2006

"Not as fully realized as Naomi Novik's recent nautical fantasies featuring dragons (Black Powder War, etc., not reviewed), this series will best suit a younger audience, but it could charm anyone looking for an undemanding tale of magic."
Second installment in a series about a Hornblower-esque teen wizard's ascendance up the naval hierarchy. Read full book review >

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MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Sure sales and rentals."
The author of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Serenade turns from the shock technique of both of these to present an incisive, full length portrait of a woman in business, and her emotional dependency on her coldblooded, greedy, captious daughter — Veda. Read full book review >