Search Results: "John Fabian Witt"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Truly remarkable, composed with all the precision and insight you expect from a law professor, marked by all the elegance and sparkling readability you don't."
Artfully mixing law, history and sharp analysis, a Yale law professor examines the persistent struggle to reconcile justice and humanitarianism in America's conduct of war. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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LILI by Abigail De Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Enormously ambitious, though Lili, vital as she is, repels more than engages, making of her life an extended exercise in fine writing rather than the deeply affecting story of a strong woman."
A first novel examines the big questions of war, love, and faith through the story of Lili, passionate and smart but debilitatingly self-absorbed. Read full book review >

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Raising an Independent Child (Yes, You are Leaving the Nest!) by Fred Witt
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"Easy-to-read suggestions that will hopefully lead toward better parenting, independent children and a happily empty nest."
Straightforward parenting advice from a father of three. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2015

"A propulsive and fascinating portrait of the people who helped upend an industry and challenge how music and media are consumed."
A history of the music industry's reckoning with digital technology, the Internet, and the "pirate generation." Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A well-written, provocative re-imagining of the world as it was, is and will be."
A bold, controversial book of physics theory by biomedical engineer and businessman Witt. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A Christmas gem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim tells the familiar story of the first Poinsettia (also the subject of picture books by Tomie de Paola and Pat Mora) with a sure hand. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF A THIRSTY WOMAN by Lana Witt
Released: June 1, 1999

"Despite all the traveling, the story doesn't go far."
A southern-style Beat goes on the road to find her sister, a life better than the one she's got in down-home Kentucky, and'she hopes—Carlos Castaneda's Don Juan. Read full book review >