Search Results: "Mark D. Bullard"


BOOK REVIEW

PILLOWS FOR YOUR PRISON CELL by Mark D. Bullard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"A deftly told tale about breaking free from the yoke of voracious and unsustainable, media-driven consumerism."
A fable of desire and of freeing oneself from its chains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1994

"But despite these flaws, Unequal Protection is likely to be an eye-opener—both to those who are not aware of discriminatory environmental policies and to those who are."
This anthology explores the history of environmental racism (the locating of an unfair share of toxic hazards in communities of color) and provides case studies from around the country of blatant discrimination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A stimulating, if not quite convincing, contribution to Thomistic and gay studies."
A scholarly critique of how the term ``sodomy'' arose in the Middle Ages and came to influence Roman Catholic moral discourse. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The candid immediacy of Campbell's words will delight every student of the Civil War."
Our insatiable interest in the Civil War has birthed another published soldier's diary, this one unusually readable and absorbing. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: June 20, 1993

"Civil-rights timeline; map; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
From the director of education at the Southern Poverty Law Center, this book's original publisher (1989), a sympathetic account that brings these martyrs vividly to life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 27, 2012

"A bit overstated, but a clear warning against becoming someone who brings a smartphone to the dinner table."
A research psychologist argues that our overuse of technology and media is producing symptoms of serious psychological disorders. Read full book review >

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TRICK-OR-TREAT ON MILTON STREET by Lisa Bullard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Though it seems to have its heart in the right place, somehow the moral comes out forced. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charley can't believe his bad luck: not only does he have to go trick-or-treating in his new and boring neighborhood, but because his mom is sick, he has to go with Dave, his new stepfather who is always doing goofy things to embarrass him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 1995

"A mixed bag of documents, alternately the mundane record of a largely uneventful captivity and the cruel record of an execution, with first-class analysis from Steinberg."
The third entry in Yale's Annals of Communism series consists of documents on the fate of the Romanov dynasty, including official orders, personal letters, diaries, and recollections, interspersed with a commentary by Steinberg (History/Yale Univ.). Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LAWYER'S TALE by D. Kincaid
Released: Oct. 18, 1992

"Stricken Harry as a pinstriped Tamburlaine is too absurd to be very affecting, and the heavy-handed ironies of Kincaid's finale are eminently skippable—but the slash-and-burn courtroom tactics are as satisfying as a slice of rare roast beef."
Further legal adventures for Harry Cain (The Sunset Bomber, 1986), the supercharged L.A. lawyer who never seems to lose a case, no matter how guilty his clients are. Read full book review >