Search Results: "Jim Cullen"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 1997

"When I listen to Bruce Springsteen, I remember how to be an American,'' finally ring true. (8 pages b&w photo, not seen)"
Cullen's study of Bruce Springsteen is a full-fledged cultural critique, examining how ``the Boss's'' music has been influenced by the society around him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"One man's provocative, worthwhile, and stimulating summation."
Prep school teacher and historian Cullen, who once recast Bruce Springsteen in the mold of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Born in the U.S.A., 1997), now argues that you can't have the American Dream without at least defining it for your own time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Old rather than bold news, written with conviction."
Eleven presidents examined closely for their most salient errors—but all viewed within the contexts of their personal histories and their times. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LIVES OF HARRIS HARPER by Lynn Cullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1996

"He's stuck in a well- worn plot, though, where Cullen (The Backyard Ghost, 1993, etc.) surrounds him with little more than cardboard characters; readers will smell the set-up before he does. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Harris, 12, has a summer job baby-sitting preschooler Jamey Benya, who is a handful. Read full book review >

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THE BACKYARD GHOST by Lynn Cullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1993

When Eleanor's family moves from Marietta to Decatur, Georgia, it's popularity panic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2007

"An essay in the Walter Karp-Lewis Lapham mode that's sure to irk the neocons."
Imperial Rome and imperial America have many points in common, writes former Atlantic Monthly editor Murphy (Just Curious, 1995, etc.), not least that both "have considered their way to be the world's way." Read full book review >

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REIGN OF MADNESS by Lynn Cullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Although the outcome is known, the suspense never waivers."
Cullen's second historical novel about Renaissance-era Spanish royals, this time concerning the "Mad Queen," Juana La Loca. Read full book review >

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NELLY IN THE WILDERNESS by Lynn Cullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pleasant but unsubstantial fare. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a story that spans the four seasons of 1821, 12-year-old Nelly and her older brother, Cornelius, see their family devastated by the death of their mother, turned topsy-turvy by the arrival of their young and bookish stepmother, and enlivened by visits from a most peculiar John Chapman, a neighbor fond of planting apple trees. Read full book review >

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HEIRS OF THE FIRE by Robert Cullen
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An absorbing blend of geopolitical intrigue, narrow escapes, religious zealotry, mob violence, armed conflict, and expedient betrayal—all while posing thought-provoking questions about press responsibilities in both open and closed societies."
In his fourth outing, Cullen's ace foreign correspondent Colin Burke (Dispatch from a Cold Country, 1996, etc.) bears witness to the world-shaking meltdown of Saudi Arabia. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"Strong portrait of life under radical change, examining both the passions of the citizenry and the more abstract movements of political events."
Newsweek's former Moscow bureau chief charts the disintegration of the Soviet Empire—through solid reporting conducted in Moscow, the Baltic states, Romania, and Transcaucasia in 1989 and 1990. Read full book review >