Search Results: "Louis Menand"


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AMERICAN STUDIES by Louis Menand
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Brilliant thinking, though in a tone never given the reins."
From Pulitzer-winning scholar and New Yorker staff writer Menand (The Metaphysical Club, 2001), 15 essays: always intelligent, frequently interesting, sometimes tedious. Read full book review >

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THE METAPHYSICAL CLUB by Louis Menand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2001

"A singular achievement of intellectual history as well as a weighty entertainment. (21 b&w drawings and photos)"
Crossing the divide between academic analysis and insightful storytelling, this social and intellectual history explores the ideas of pragmatism by charting the lives of its founding fathers. Read full book review >

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HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LUCIE’S DIARY by Louis Pfanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Included in the end pages are instructions for readers on how to make their own mouse-sized felt hats. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This quiet homespun tale recounts a handful of days in the life of Little Lucie, a white mouse, as recorded in her diary. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Here, in one of his better essay collections (The Vanderbilt Era, 1989; Life, Law and Letters, 1979, etc.), Auchincloss describes friendship among 16 famous pairs. Read full book review >

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HER INFINITE VARIETY by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Another fine chapter in Auchincloss's ongoing fictional chronicle of the American century."
One of Auchincloss's great themes—the decline of the ruling-class WASP—here expands to include the female strivers of the pre-feminist age. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by Louis Auchincloss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Its keen characters shrewdly quoted, this taut, fair presentation leaves the reader entertained by an informed storyteller, and informed by an entertaining historian. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club selection)"
Fleet narrative and clear-eyed psychology put our 28th president's flawed administration (1913-21) into personal and global perspective. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A lively portrait of a unique personality, and an illuminating view of medicine and medical education at a time when grave robbers supplied corpses for dissection and medical students smoked cigars in dissecting rooms. (B&w illustrations.)"
Intriguing biography of a mid-19-century English physician whose Quaker conscience, idealism, and social activism provide a sharp contrast to the image of late-20th-century physicians as narrowly focused, high-tech specialists. Read full book review >

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BORROW by Louis Hyman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."
From an economic historian, a timely look at the evolution of consumer debt in the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Sarno, despite his genuine affection for the Pygmies, is a puzzling figure who unintentionally reveals more about himself than about the Pygmies, whom he seems to see through all-too-Western eyes."
Sarno, an American, heads for the rain forest of the Central African Republic. Read full book review >