Search Results: "Jorge G. Castañeda"


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MAÑANA FOREVER? by Jorge G. Castañeda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"An informed, persuasive analysis of the attitudinal adjustments and concrete changes required for Mexico to thrive in the 21st century."
A distinguished scholar charts the many contradictions that shape and afflict Mexico. Read full book review >

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COMPANERO by Jorge G. Castañeda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 1997

"A solid yet easy to read account, with ample footnotes to satisfy serious readers. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
In the second Guevara biography this year (after John Lee Anderson's Che Guevara, p. 343), chronicler of the Latin American left Casta§eda (Political Science/New York Univ.) distinguishes himself from other biographers by stripping Guevara of myths while bowing to his role as the principal icon of the '60s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"This well-reasoned book should excite much discussion among policymakers on both sides of the border, who owe it a close reading."
The US has persistently misunderstood its neighbor to the south, writes distinguished Mexican political scientist Casta§eda (Utopia Unarmed, 1993), and that misunderstanding is a dangerous thing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Castañeda removes the shrillness from the immigration debate. His calming argument merits an audience, especially among the fence-builders in Congress."
A reasoned and reasonable view of Mexican immigration by former Mexican foreign minister Castañeda (Politics and Latin American Studies/NYU; Perpetuating Power, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 1993

"A sustained analysis of the bleak situation in much of Latin America, and a well-reasoned prescription for change—but this is more grist for the policy-wonk mill than general food for thought."
With the collapse of the Soviet Union irrevocably altering class struggles throughout the world, Casta§eda (Political Science/Autonomous Univ. of Mexico; coauthor of The Limits to Friendship, 1988) takes a close, sympathetic look at the current sociopolitical situation in Central and South America. Read full book review >

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G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >

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G-SPOT by Noire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Raunchy and rough, but it moves."
Payback time for a good girl gone bad. Read full book review >

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G-REX by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story isn't messy like life, it is just aimless, and Pearson's artwork is too frail a scaffolding to give this shapeless narrative any structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little brother gets a chance to be as teasing and bullyish as his big brother in this bit of purposeless wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >

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JORGE LUIS BORGES by Adrian Lennon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 13, 1991

"Frequent b&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 14+)"
A biography of the prize-winning Argentinian short-story writer and poet (1899-1986). Read full book review >

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SMALL G by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Aimless and uninteresting tale that would have been best left to the archives."
A meandering story of gay and straight life in modern Zurich, the last fiction by Highsmith (Nothing That Meets the Eye, 2002, etc.) before her death in 1995. Read full book review >

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G IS FOR ONE GZONK! by Tony DiTerlizzi
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Fans of If I Ran the Zoo (1950), or silly alphabets in general, will delight in tracking the burgeoning chaos while trying to wrap their tongues around the droll monikers of this manic menagerie. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In memorable homage to his dedicatees Dr. Seuss and Edward Lear, DiTerlizzi introduces an unruly alphabet of imaginary "creachlings," colored in flat hues to evoke the printing processes of the previous century's middle decades and described in sprightly verse. Read full book review >

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G-MAN  by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more."
Hunter (I, Ripper, 2015, etc.) continues the Swagger family saga, with Bob Lee lured from retirement after a steel box secreted by his grandfather Charles is discovered on the family's old Arkansas homestead. Read full book review >