Search Results: "Jonah Lehrer"


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PROUST WAS A NEUROSCIENTIST by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Solid science journalism with an essayist's flair."
Would George Eliot have been better looking if she'd put on a pair of lab goggles? Would Paul Cézanne have seen any better? Read full book review >

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A BOOK ABOUT LOVE by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"While the book adequately covers a good deal of research and systematically examines the rewards and challenges of intimacy, it doesn't make love sound like a whole lot of fun."
Journalist Lehrer addresses the power of human attachment. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by Jonah Lehrer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Lehrer writes with verve, creating an informative, readable book that sparkles with ideas."
Think you're not creative? Think again. The take-home message from this multifaceted inquiry is that creativity is hard-wired in the human brain and that we can enhance that quality in ourselves and in our society. Read full book review >

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HOW WE DECIDE by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"May not facilitate great improvements in decision-making, but the Cliff Clavins of the world will exult in the factoids and anecdotes."
A Gladwellian exploration of the brain's inner workings during the decision-making process. Read full book review >

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THE SPECIAL PRISONER by Jim Lehrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2000

A near-miss about man's inhumanity to man—in war and then in peace. Read full book review >

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NO CERTAIN REST by Jim Lehrer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"Overreverent and, despite a shocking ending, largely inert."
Public TV worthy and sometime novelist Lehrer (The Special Prisoner, 2000, etc.) invents and solves a crime committed at the battle of Antietam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Perfect for readers looking to re-create their favorite Hamptons dining experiences."
The charm and flavors of Long Island's East End come to life in this cookbook from Hampton year-rounder and Cooktique owner Lehrer. Read full book review >

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OH, JOHNNY by Jim Lehrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2009

"The understated tone of this Everyman's Citizen Kane perfectly suits Lehrer's gifts, as he eschews his usual satiric stance for a warmhearted evocation of the road not taken."
A young ex-Marine pursues two ideals, a major-league baseball career and a young woman he knows only as Betsy, in Lehrer's bittersweet 19th novel (Mack to the Rescue, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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A BUS OF MY OWN by Jim Lehrer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Sometimes hokey, but down to earth, genuinely affecting, and immensely likable."
The co-anchor of The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour and author of the One-Eyed Mack series looks back on his life so far, including his love of buses and his 1983 heart attack. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"He closes the text with his ultimate all-star teams for the American and National Leagues. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In this worthy packet of information about famous players from the Negro Leagues, Winter's narrative is marred only by a comic-book tone and exclamation points that detract from otherwise spectacular statistics and stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A partisan but entertaining historical analysis."
Fascism isn't a right-wing phenomenon at all, argues National Review editor-at-large Goldberg in this lively polemic. Read full book review >

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¡BÉISBOL! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2001

"Sure to appeal to young baseball fans and their parents. (Biography. 8-12)"
Before 1947, Latino baseball players, like their African-American counterparts, found that acceptance into the Major Leagues was based on the tint of their skin rather than the talent they possessed. Read full book review >