Search Results: "Jeanne Theoharis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS by Jeanne Theoharis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Even though her refusal to give up her bus seat sparked a revolution, Rosa Parks was no accidental heroine. She was born to it, and Theoharis ably shows us how and why."
Theoharis (Political Science/Brooklyn Coll.; co-author: Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare, 2006, etc.) has discovered the soul of Rosa Parks (1913-2005), and it's not that of a docile, middle-age seamstress. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

In an immoderately engaging profile of arguably the most visible and widely known public artists alive today, Greenberg and Jordan retrace the duo's career and capture a sense of the wonder that their large-scale projects evoke. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Ridley has definitely done her homework in recognizing Baret as an overlooked but important historical figure."
Dense, inquisitive biography of the first woman to circle the globe by sea. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2007

"An important, provocative book, sure to be widely discussed."
Award-winning FBI historian Theoharis (The FBI and American Democracy, 2004, etc.) brings a unique perspective to the question of how and why the intelligence community failed to uncover the 9/11 terrorists and prevent the attack. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2002

"A fine debunking of the expertise of law enforcement authorities."
The author of J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime (1995) turns his attention here to the FBI chief's political attitudes, making him look like Don Quixote: correct somehow, but ultimately chasing windmills. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 1995

"Students of history and policy should pay heed."
A trenchant deconstruction of much-ballyhooed revelations (in Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, by Anthony Summers, 1993) that longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was gay—plus an analysis of Hoover's policies toward sex and crime. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 2001

"A welcome collection by a modern master who deserves far greater renown."
Cavafy (1863-1933) remains one of the foremost modern Greek poets. Read full book review >

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SOPHY AND AUNTIE PEARL by Jeanne Titherington
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The pictures just aren't loosened up enough to get this fantasy off the ground. (Picture book. 4+)"
A simple story with few surprises. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 1989

Diverse, experimental sampling of short stories by a talented new generation of Chinese writers. Read full book review >

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TOO COOL by Duff Brenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1998

"But, like Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, E's a hard kid to care about."
Willard Motley's Knock on Any Door ("Live fast, die young, and make a good-looking corpse") gets shifted from big-city slums to Colorado small towns and Denver by the self-assured Brenna (The Holy Book of the Beard, 1996, etc.), who moves like cat through the roiling minds and bodies of his adolescent characters. Read full book review >