Search Results: "Michael Eric Dyson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Perceptive, informative, and certainly timely, albeit a tad hagiographic."
Noted African-American scholar and Baptist minister Dyson (I May Not Get There With You, 2000, etc.), in keeping with the current reappraisal of hip-hop and rap, offers provocative insights into the life and milieu of the artist he calls a "ghetto saint." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Not as rich as Joe Wood's collection, Malcolm X: In Our Own Image (not reviewed), but useful for serious students."
An intriguing but uneven essay on the enduring influence and image of Malcolm X, by the author of Reflecting Black (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"Despite its occasional shortcomings, a thoughtful and balanced addition to a national debate all too often marked by outraged polemic. (Author tour)"
This fourth book by Dyson (Between God and Gangsta Rap, 1995, etc.) is a collection of interlocking essays pondering the ongoing dilemmas of race, class, and gender in the African-American community. ``Why another book on race?'' Dyson asks at the outset. Read full book review >

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TEARS WE CANNOT STOP by Michael Eric Dyson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"The readership Dyson addresses may not fully be convinced, but it can hardly remain unmoved by his fiery prose."
The provocateur-scholar returns to the pulpit to deliver a hard-hitting sermon on the racial divide, directed specifically to a white congregation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Dyson's wisdom is a needed antidote to the poisons of racial hatred and gender inequality ever present in our lives."
One of our most important black intellectuals limns the lives of black Americans with subtle, lucid rigor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Despite often prolix prose, Dyson succeeds in recasting King's message from a comfortingly unexamined myth to an enduring challenge by a great American provocateur. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A bracing attack on sanitized and tendentious misperceptions of Dr. Martin Luther King. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Dyson succeeds admirably in creating a base line for future interpretations of this historic presidency. His well-written book thoroughly illuminates the challenges facing a black man elected to govern a society that is far from post-racial."
An early assessment of America's first black presidency. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"Astute and immensely readable."
A clear-eyed, poignant study of the political developments in Lebanon since the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri on Feb. 14, 2005. Read full book review >

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BAD BOY by Eric Fischl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"Best for the discussions of his own work; worst for the gushing offered by some of his contributors."
A celebrated contemporary American artist, now in his 60s, paints his life and offers a review. Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOK, PIRATE HUNTER! by Eric A. Kimmel
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"There's lots of mischief and fun here, but its hero simply can't measure up to its villains. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What do you get when you mix Robin Hood with Peter Pan, and throw in a dash of The Lord of the Flies? Read full book review >

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MY OWN SONG by Michael R. Strickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is an uneven set of variations, poorly presented, on a marvelous theme. (Poetry. 9- 11)"
Strickland's second anthology of poems about music (Poems That Sing to You, 1993) contains 51 selections, including 6 of his own and 10 from some of the publisher's other authors. Read full book review >

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NEVER TRUST A RABBIT by Jeremy Dyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2001

"Quirky, erotic, vaguely sinister explorations of mostly lonely outsiders who find their secret expectations fulfilled by sudden, inexplicable events."
British comedian's debut collection of weird urban fantasies. Read full book review >