Search Results: "John B. Judis"


BOOK REVIEW

SLOOP JOHN B by Alan Jardine
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A CD of Jardine singing this version is included, but it's as boring as the rest of this package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There have been a number of quite nifty picture books made of pop or folk songs, but this is not one of them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Although Judis cuts a wide swath through the political right, his principal targets are greed and self-interest, two persistent and pervasive enemies of American democracy."
The senior editor of the New Republic (Grand Illusion: Critics and Champions of the American Century, 1992, etc.) wonders how we can "strengthen our institutions" when they are so firmly in the grip of "vested interests.— Surveying the American landscape, Judis identifies a variety of problems that threaten our political integrity. Read full book review >

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GENESIS by John B. Judis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A valiant, detailed effort to establish some clarity around the murky historical underpinnings of the Arab/Israeli conflict."
Dogged, exhaustive survey of the rocky road from late-19th-century Zionism through President Harry Truman's recognition of the state of Israel. Read full book review >

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THE EMERGING DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY by John B. Judis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Politicians, campaign strategists, and trend-watchers will find much to ponder—or fret over, depending on where they sit."
Liberals, take heart: the day is fast approaching when Newt Gingrich and George Bush will be forgotten names in a better America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A razor-sharp dissection of how the strains of maintaining Pax Americana have undermined the strength it sought to protect in the first place."
In 1941, Henry Luce summed up decades of national aspiration in the term ``the American Century''—an era in which US democracy and commodities would be our principal exports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOM-B by Darren Shan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A series opener to sink your teeth into. (Horror. 12-18)"
Shan's baaa-aaaack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A poignant, affirming, and often funny debut from a promising new author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Ida B's mother undergoes cancer treatment, the idyllically secure world that has informed her character crumbles. Read full book review >

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IDA B. by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Third-novelist Miller gets the details down, but the characters remain clichés without inner lives or credibility."
Inner-city chronicler Miller (I'm Telling, 2002, etc.) returns to drug dealers, welfare moms, and violent teenagers. Read full book review >