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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UPCOMING SCIFI AND FANTASY FILMS TAKE A PAGE FROM BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Over the years, Filmmakers have increasingly turned to the pages of books to find their Next Big Hit, and they're not coming up empty handed. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction and fantasy books that have attracted Hollywood's attention enough to purchase filming rights and will hopefully be making their way to film.

The Wizards ...


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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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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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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 >

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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