Search Results: "Jonathan Alter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PROMISE by Jonathan Alter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2010

"Politics junkies will find this rewarding, particularly in Alter's account of the inner workings of the White House and Capitol Hill."
Newsweek senior editor Alter (The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, 2006, etc.) turns in a freshman-year report card for the sitting president, with mixed but generally good grades. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

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THE CENTER HOLDS by Jonathan Alter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"The president's supporters and, really, all political junkies will love this. Republicans, not so much."
A veteran author, journalist and commentator chronicles the campaign that assured President Barack Obama a second term and cemented a consensus among Americans stretching back to the New Deal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"Well-written and useful, though William Leuchtenberg's Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal (1963) remains the unseated—and just as readable—standard."
The birth of the New Deal, capably recounted. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver,' Glendinning concludes, 'Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps,' but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >

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THE SEASONS ALTER by Philip Kitcher
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2017

"The result is a superbly rational, entirely futile exchange of ideas. 'Fruitful discussion' did little to resolve slavery or segregation, and it's largely absent from America's debate on global warming."
A philosophical exploration of climate change. Read full book review >

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Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography  by Jonathan Harnisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2014

"As complex as the disorder it seeks to explore; makes for a frequently disquieting read."
A fragmented debut novel about life lived under a fog of schizophrenia from author Harnisch. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN AND HIS MOMMY by Irene Smalls-Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A rhythmic, repetitive text with some rhymes and sun-washed illustrations—a happy summer book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A playful story about a small African-American and his mother taking a long walk through their city neighborhood and making a game of using different steps—giant steps, baby steps, bunny hops, ballet twirls, backward steps. Read full book review >