Search Results: "John B. Judis"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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SKYSCRAPERS by John B. Severance
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2000

"Black-and-white exterior images of buildings do not do it. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This informative history of modern skyscrapers may not attract many young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"A rich and delightful feast from an old master."
Seventeen tales from Keane (An Irish Christmas Feast, 2002, etc.), the late and much-lamented Kerry saloonkeeper who was perhaps one of Ireland's best storytellers since Sean O'Faolain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Dunlop's contentiousness makes this a more likely spur to specialist debate than a generalist's definitive guide to the Soviet Union's demise."
A methodical and painstaking—if highly opinionated—analysis of the figures, factions, and forces that contributed to the implosion of the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS FEAST by John B. Keane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Corny, trite, and delightful: tales sure to delight anyone who has ever cried over a good rendition of 'Danny Boy'—or passed out at a Pogues concert."
Enough Christmas stories—52 in all—to last the whole year long, each one generously laced with classic Keane blarney (An Irish Christmas, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 18, 1996

"A crisp, open design features well-chosen, effectively placed black-and-white photographs that make this very readable work even more accessible. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
An extraordinary biography of a fascinating, larger-than-life man; Severance's first book is a carefully organized, inclusive, balanced, and affectionate portrait of a man whose public life stretched over half a century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"Save the cost of the book and listen to a speech by just about any of this year's crop of GOP candidates."
Former treasury undersecretary Taylor (Economics/Stanford Univ.; Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis, 2009, etc.) looks to get back to the good old days "of economic freedom upon which the country was founded." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODHRAN MAKERS by John B. Keane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1992

"A thorough, pained, loving account of a lost world—with the novel itself an act of cultural survival."
Poverty and the Church-led attack on Celtic traditions force 1950's Irish farmers into exile—in a rich, poignant if occasionally heavy-handed novel (first published in 1986 in Ireland) from Keane, who writes a column for the New York-based Irish Echo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Road to Self by John B. Goodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Sincere, valuable insights from a self-improving businessman."
A property manager and developer shares his journey to a more enlightened view of business and life in this debut memoir. Read full book review >