Search Results: "Margaret Wertheim"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Although her enthusiasm for alternate science is controversial, Wertheim raises an important question with broader ramifications: Since 'anyone can publish a theory of physics online, what can be, or will be, or should be, our criteria for credibility in this field?'"
Maverick science writer Wertheim (A Field Guide to Hyperbolic Space, 2005, etc.) challenges the right of the scientific establishment to lay claim to the position of gatekeepers of truth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"Dense but marvelously provocative. (37 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Is the Internet really a place where disembodied souls can find freedom? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"But while her basic premise on physics as theology overstates the case, Wertheim's text has other merits: She brings to light fascinating details of the lives and times of many exceptional women and men who have helped shape our current worldview."
Are physicists a priesthood excluding women on age-old grounds that women can't be ``ordained''? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET THATCHER by Charles Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Moore will probably not change minds about the Iron Lady, but readers inclined to be as fair-minded as he will find much of interest in his account of her years in power."
British historian/writer Moore delivers the second volume in his authorized biography of the pioneering—and divisive—prime minister. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Chronology; notes; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Fuller was a unique woman in the 19th century: a friend of Emerson and his circle, one of the first woman journalists in the US and its first ``female'' foreign correspondent; her tract, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, had a seminal influence on the early feminist movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET FULLER by Megan Marshall
Released: March 12, 2013

"Lively, intuitive study of a remarkable American character."
A deeply sympathetic life of an exceptional mind, protofeminist and revolutionary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET SANGER by Jean H. Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A wealth of information about the birth-control movement and the dedicated woman who was long at the center of it."
A sympathetic biography that seeks to clear the noted birth-control pioneer's name of the charges of elitism and racism, which have darkened her reputation in recent years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEAN MARGARET by Tor Seidler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Advanced readers may perceive an edge beneath the drollery, but it's all in good fun. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A fastidious woodchuck discovers parenthood to be worse than his wildest imaginings in this benign, if sardonic, animal tale from Seidler (The Wainscott Weasel, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 16, 1994

Scorned and jailed for disseminating birth control information to poor women, Sanger successfully maintained her personal independence and eventually won public support. Read full book review >