Search Results: "Joel Baden"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HISTORICAL DAVID by Joel Baden
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"This unflattering portrait of King David is a hard pill to swallow."
Following the lead of other scholars seeking to recreate history as portrayed in the Bible, Baden (Old Testament/Yale Divinity School; The Promise to the Patriarchs, 2013, etc.) sets out to thoroughly upend the story of King David. Read full book review >

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SKELETON JUSTICE by Michael Baden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2009

"A well-plotted thriller supported by real-world experience and the main characters' likability."
A bizarre series of attacks that terrify New York may be linked to the brutal history of a foreign regime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An impressive monograph by two scholars well-positioned to examine the impact of religion on secular life."
Two biblical scholars combine to dig into the actions and words of the billionaire Green family, founders of the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2007

"Fanciful fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a little boy encounters a fantastical creature, he uses his imagination to keep his new friend entertained. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER by Joel Meyerowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An attractive book that will be most useful as a complement to the film. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
In the manner of Violette Verdy's step-by-step retellings (Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers, 1991), a scrupulously detailed narration explicating what's seen in a full performance of The Nutcracker—in this case, the new film version. Read full book review >

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ADDIS BERNER BEAR FORGETS by Joel Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Written in spare rhythmic language, the text lends itself to being read aloud; however, a close inspection of the illustrations is absolutely necessary for full understanding and enjoyment of this subtle, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMAINS SILENT by Michael Baden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Light and not terribly original."
A tightly plotted but clumsily written debut thriller by a husband-and-wife team with high-profile careers in forensic pathology and law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENDANGERED MEXICO by Joel Simon
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1997

"This sobering book is required reading for environmentalists, both critics and supporters of NAFTA, and all readers who care for Mexico's future."
Fine environmental reporting from the Third World front lines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"On the other hand, the author knows American business and businesspeople thoroughly, making this an important management tool for a cleaner era."
Massive information-gathering and a dedicated belief in the potential profitability of green business practices distinguish this lively manual for the environmental reform of companies. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO ZENA by Joel Redon
Released: June 15, 1992

"Colorful family history turned into a sensitive but overly precious love story—evocative in its sense of the period but tediously obsessive in detailing quirks of character."
A turgid coming-of-age saga—the second in a projected series of four novels (following If Not on Earth, Then in Heaven, 1991)- -set in rural Oregon at the turn of the century and drawn from Redon's exhaustive search into his own family's presence in that place and time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"This is one of those rare books that elevates the usual bureaucratic drudgery of corporate America to an almost Shakespearean level of characterization, passion, and drama. (Author tour)"
What Tracy Kidder did for computers, Brinkley now does for television, in this masterful chronicle of the flips, foibles, and frenzy that characterized the nearly decade-long race to develop high definition television (HDTV). Read full book review >