Search Results: "John Paul Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

SIX AMENDMENTS by John Paul Stevens
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"A refreshing set of opinions. One wishes that other retired justices would speak their minds so clearly, providing well-crafted arguments for others to take up."
The former Supreme Court justice proposes constitutional changes to restore the old republic. Read full book review >

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FIVE CHIEFS by John Paul Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Though well-documented and richly detailed, this book is unlikely to captivate readers who do not have a special interest in the Supreme Court."
An informative and intermittently engaging account of Justice Stevens' tenure on the Supreme Court. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON POEMS by John Foster
edited by John Foster, illustrated by Corky Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 1992

"A book with uproarious visual appeal, well matched to the comical, rhythmic verse. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-11)"
Many of these 23 poems are new, with a sprinkling from popular contemporaries like Jack Prelutsky, Lilian Moore, and X. J. Kennedy; the point of view is largely British, and what could be more appropriate for St. Read full book review >

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SELECTED POEMS AND PROSE OF PAUL CELAN by Paul Celan
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A very clear rendering of a notoriously difficult poet."
Celan makes for difficult reading (Glottal Stop, see above). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"For the reader who might like to entertain this among other cosmological hypotheses, the setting out of one set of bizarre theories after another in a largely uncritical omnium-gatherum is more likely to engender skepticism than conviction."
English astrophysicist-cum-science writer Gribbin (co-author, Cosmic Coincidences, 1989, etc.) and mathematical physicist Davies (Univ. of Adelaide, Australia; The Cosmic Blueprint, 1988, etc.) have collectively produced a couple of dozen popular books on the nature of the universe, churning them out as regularly as clockwork. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Pleomorph by John Paul Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2014

"Convoluted at times, but overall a fun ride."
The threat of war—both conventional and biological—involving the United States, Russia, and China looms large in Mann's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS IN A SILVER SPOON by Paul Mellon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 1992

"Smooth-running and lively. (Photos—16 pages color and 48 pages b&w—not seen.)"
Life of the supermoneyed author, who turned in his banker's suit for life as an art collector and philanthropist; as told to his old friend and advisor Baskett, with some passages by Mellon himself. Read full book review >