Search Results: "John J. Ross"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Especially recommended for readers who enjoy historical context with their great books."
A doctor looks at symptoms afflicting writers from the Elizabethan era to the mid-20th century. 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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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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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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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2004

"A candent, mordant tribute to left-wing America."
Rambling, revelatory story of two anarchists: one dead, the other very much alive and full of pizzazz, despite his protestations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Monstrously entertaining and tenderhearted view of 'Chilango' history on the eve of the centennial of the Mexican Revolution."
Longtime Mexico City denizen, social activist and journalist Ross (Zapatistas! Making Another World Possible: Chronicles of Resistance 2000-2006, 2006, etc.) fashions a brave, stirring love letter, cautionary tale and travelogue of his beloved city. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A vivid history of homegrown resistance."
During World War II, American Nazis planned to overthrow the U.S. government and eradicate Jews. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A valuable addition to cinema history, though marred by leftist sympathies that seldom allow for subtle analysis. (28 pages b&w illustrations)"
An impassioned celebration of a movement that depicted social issues at the birth of the big screen. Read full book review >

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THE MALE PARADOX by John Munder Ross
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"But Ross's main message—that men must reject simple definitions of masculinity that deny its inherent contradictions—is worth pursuing."
Joining the men's chorus with a different tune, Ross (a psychoanalyst who teaches at both NYU Medical Center and Cornell Medical College) suggests that both new and traditional male stereotypes prevent men from examining the central conflict and mystery within them—the tension between aggressive impulses and what they consider feminine. Read full book review >