Search Results: "Martin E.P. Seligman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Readable, solidly rooted in research, and offering—for the most part—a hopeful message. (Tables throughout rate treatments for various disorders according to effectiveness and expense) (First printing of 75,000)"
Provocative overview by Seligman (Psychology/U. of Penn.; Learned Optimism, 1991) of human psychological and behavioral characteristics: Which ones are subject to change? Read full book review >

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LEARNED OPTIMISM by Martin E.P. Seligman
Released: Jan. 9, 1991

Depression is epidemic in our society, Seligman (Psychology/Univ. of Penn.) claims, because of hyper-individualism, the waning of faith in religion and government, and a bewildering range of choices. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"A relentlessly optimistic guidebook on finding and securing individual happiness."
The former president of the American Psychological Association repaves the path to true happiness. Read full book review >

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"Really a thumpingly fine performance."
The title suggests a Fabian and the bulk makes one wary that it's arxian sociology all over again. Read full book review >

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SONTAG & KAEL by Craig Seligman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Readable and intelligent, but what's the point?"
Editor/journalist Seligman debuts with an analysis of his two favorite critics, one of whom he loves, the other of whom he . . . admires. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

There's a double entendre, likely intended, in the title. Read full book review >

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The Holistic Manifesto by E.P. Anthony
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"An impressively sober and fair-minded analysis."
A comprehensive center-left political platform that addresses the worsening problem of economic inequality. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANTICS by E.P. Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

The many longtime admirers of Thompson (Making History, 1994, etc.)—and any serious lovers of the past at its most vividly and subtly resuscitated—should slowly savor this last posthumous publication of his work. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORICAL FIGURE OF JESUS by E.P. Sanders
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Highly readable, this book will be of interest to scholars and accessible to general readers as well. (History Book Club main selection; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections)"
A valuable contribution to the evaluation of our knowledge about Jesus by a noted bible scholar. Read full book review >

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The Midnight Land by E.P. Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A bold beginning to a series that explores gender, empathy, and the frozen north."
Clark's (The Midnight Land: Part Two: The Gift, 2015) fantasy novel, the first in a series, takes place in an alternate-history version of Russia where women rule and wood spirits lurk among the fir trees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Either way, it doesn't take a lot of brains to guess that his levelheaded presentation will stir up a storm."
A real hot potato, as a columnist for Fortune defends IQ tests and their unavoidable message: that not all people, nor all groups of people, are born with equal mental abilities. Read full book review >

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CITY FOLK AND COUNTRY FOLK by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Set against a backdrop of the emancipation of the serfs, touching on the (assumed) backwardness of rural Russia and the role of its elite in political reform, the book at its heart is the story of two country women asserting their independence."
Russian author Khvoshchinskaya exposes class differences and hypocrisies in this rediscovered novel translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >