Search Results: "Lawrence J. Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1999

"A complicated life, respectfully examined. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A sympathetic, and meticulous account of the life and times of the psychoanalytic giant who mapped a progression of the individual's lifetime development of identity. Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF ERICH FROMM by Lawrence J. Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Academic biography at its best."
The brilliantly comprehensive study of psychoanalyst Erich Fromm's (1900-1980) many "lives" as a clinician, philosopher, social critic and political activist. Read full book review >

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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY by Lawrence Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"An absorbing and thoughtful study, scholarly but told in a folksy, unpretentious style."
A social history of American criminal justice that offers not abstruse legal analysis or philosophy, but the practical story of ``a working system and what makes it tick.'' Friedman (Law/Stanford) argues that ``judgments about crime, and what to do about it, come out of a specific time and place.'' Thus, he links the criminal-justice systems of different periods of American history to varying characteristics of American society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"An elegant, thoughtful survey of the parallel growth of America's legal culture and the nation itself."
The dean of US legal historians traces the development of our vast and peculiar "legal culture." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RODENT by Lisa J. Lawrence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 22, 2016

"Hard realism with a heart. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Isabelle lives with her hopelessly alcoholic mother in a series of awful apartments as she tries to take care of her little brother and sister. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"From no-talent to million-seller discs to Broadway to Oscar- -and all the bodies along the way."
A life of the spectacular Cherilyn Sarkisian, by the author of Fasten Your Seatbelts: The Passionate Life of Bette Davis (1989), Margaret Sullavan (1986), and about 25 other celebrity bios. Read full book review >

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EXILES by Lawrence J. Epstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"A flavorful Lost Generation-era confection with a promising protagonist."
A haunted American World War I veteran stumbles into a murder mystery among the 1920s Paris literary set in this first installment of a planned series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Seriously, folks, here's a kindly appraisal of the slapstick, sight gags, and banter—in short, the artistry—of some lively two- and three-acts of yesteryear. (b&w illustrations)"
Entertainment enthusiast Epstein (The Haunted Smile, not reviewed) plays straight man to the comics who didn't work alone. Like the best straight men, he has a ready knowledge of what gets laughs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A well-considered, compact guide to centuries of literature about kindness and happiness."
Danks invites readers to contemplate the legacies and memories they will leave, sharing numerous passages and summaries from literature and self-help books that direct people to happiness through sharing and kindness. Read full book review >

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THE DUCK THEORY by Lawrence J Rupp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"Bracing, eventful cop-talk memoir that's politically in the Duck Dynasty neighborhood."
Veteran LApolice officer Rupp files his personal and highly opinionated report of a long career patrolling the region's most violent ghettos and compromised precincts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Not a wonderful account of a life. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
Readers interested in finding out more about Stewart and his distinguished career, his signal roles in movies such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Winchester '73, Harvey, and Vertigo, should steer far wide of this stunningly inept work. Read full book review >