Search Results: "Mark S. Lowenthal"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2011

"This forgiving, intelligent look at raising smart children will help parents teach their kids that there's more to life than academic achievement."
Two psychologists offer a perceptive guide to help smart children succeed academically and socially. Read full book review >

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AVOIDANCE by Michael Lowenthal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Less heavy breathing than one might expect, though still a trifle overwrought."
Gay angst at summer camp in Lowenthal's second (after The Same Embrace, 1998). Read full book review >

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THE SAME EMBRACE by Michael Lowenthal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, as an examination of the deforming effect of a family's secrets, and as a portrait of a young man attempting to rediscover his faith without jettisoning his identity, a fresh and provocative first novel."
A closely observed study of the corrosive effect of a family's long-held secrets and, more particularly, of the struggle of siblings to defuse their anger and find some common ground. Read full book review >

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THE MCVENTURES OF ME, MORGAN MCFACTOID by Mark S. Waxman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An antic-filled romp through the trials and tribulations of a young inventor's exciting life. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Morgan McCracken combats bullying by using his head instead of his fists. When this fails him, he runs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 1997

"Ditto for other cities contemplating the construction of a new stadium."
This dense and sometimes difficult financial analysis leads to easily understood and sensible conclusions about the business of sports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Still, a provocative examination of how nations worship at, and are sometimes sacrificed on, the altar of memory."
A keenly observant, if at times pretentious, exploration of identity politics writ large at the national level. Read full book review >

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GNOSIS by Mark S. Hoffmeister
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A worthy action-adventure/thriller devoted to its sci-fi theme; fans of either genre will be more than content."
Two friends find a previously undiscovered cave, an extraordinary crystal and a foreboding message from an ancient civilization in Hoffmeister's sci-fi debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Well-researched and cogent discussions of how legal cases involving blacks tell us much about the evolving notion of American citizenship."
Thorough and provocative analyses of legal cases (criminal and otherwise) involving black Americans since the 17th century. Read full book review >

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THE FRACTURING OF THE AMERICAN CORPORATE ELITE by Mark S. Mizruchi
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"Intriguing reading for an academic audience."
An expert in sociology and organizational methods challenges the view that business has too much influence on government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 1997

"Serviceable as a reconstruction of a national disaster, but it fails to substantiate the conspiracy theories that inform it. (illustrations, not seen)"
An academic's speculative take on the April 19, 1995, blast that leveled the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people (including 19 children) and injuring over 500 more. Read full book review >