Search Results: "Joshua Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

MORAL TRIBES by Joshua Greene
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A provocative, if Utopian, call for a new 'common currency of observable evidence…not to gain advantage over others, but simply because it's good.'"
Greene (Moral Cognition Lab/Harvard Univ.) combines insights from psychology and philosophy to illuminate "the structure of modern moral problems." Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST GIANT by Joshua M. Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A wisdom tale that children of any background can understand. (Folk tale. 7-10)"
An ancient Hindu story about one of Vishnu's avatars, who challenges the greedy king, Bali. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Greene presents a man deeply engaged in the world he longed to transcend."
A friend of George Harrison offers informed reflections on the late musician's spiritual quest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2003

"A cogent, well-written contribution to legal and military history, and fitting tribute to a principled man."
A "remarkable man" is honored, half a century after the fact, for his role in bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"An important testimony that will refute anyone who denies the reality of the Nazi crimes."
A companion volume to the PBS documentary (scheduled for broadcast in May 2000), providing a transcription of 27 videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA MOHR
by Alex Layman

“I wonder if this book emits its own hiss. What happens when you hold it to your ear?” Joshua Mohr asks in his new memoir, Sirens. “Can you make out my scorched music?”

When reading about a former alcoholic and junkie’s blackouts, cocaine binges, and repeated self-destruction, there’s a comfort to perceived distance. It’s easier to read this ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PLOTLESS, POINTLESS, PATHETIC by Joshua Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Captain's outings so third grade? (Fiction. 9-11)"
Monty Python meets Captain Underpants in a prose/cartoon hybrid from Down Under featuring Sir Glame, a puffed-up, borderline psychopath in armor, and his sarcastic equine sidekick Bill. Read full book review >

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HANK'S WORK by Joshua Schreier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The bold, stylized forms and bright colors will be fine for groups; also, a good choice to share with the art teacher. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Luigi's All-Night Parking Lot (1990) enriches a story about a boy—a boy whose dad is too busy to recognize the importance of his son's activities—with a fantasy element dramatizing the intensity of a child's imagination. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Although mostly intended for parents, many teens will also find this to be a very enlightening, often optimistic work on a challenging topic. (foreword by Tony Atwood, not seen) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
With about one percent of the population fitting somewhere on the autistic spectrum, accurate insight into this condition is welcome. Read full book review >

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LEVERAGE by Joshua Cohen
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Kurt and his struggles are heartbreakingly real, and readers will pull for him long after the story ends. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Kurt and Danny are on high-school teams vastly different in school status. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"A gracefully told story that commands attention and confers on Webster deserved honor too long deferred."
Freelance journalist Kendall (The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus, 2008) tells the story of the remarkable Noah Webster (1758-1843)—lexicographer, political theorist, journalist, co-founder of Amherst College, polymath. Read full book review >