Search Results: "Michael Ignatieff"


BOOK REVIEW

ASYA by Michael Ignatieff
Released: Oct. 4, 1991

"A reading feast."
A wonderfully enthralling first novel from writer-historian Ignatieff (The Russian Album, 1987, etc.)—unabashedly unpretentious but satisfyingly literate and informative. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

A prominent commentator on nationalism and ethnic violence reflects on the destructive power of ethnic warfare and the redemptive potential of modern universal human-rights culture. Read full book review >

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ISAIAH BERLIN by Michael Ignatieff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An informed, smoothly executed portrait of a philosophic fox's lifetime pursuing hedgehog ideas. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A polished life of the century's preeminent liberal (in the classic sense) philosopher. Read full book review >

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VIRTUAL WAR by Michael Ignatieff
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Animated with emotion: informed, documented, and essential. (15 b&w illustrations) (Author tour)"
The veteran reporternovelistbiographer (Isaiah Berlin: A Life, 1998, etc.) analyzes the recent hightech, lowrisk wars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Travels through a newly emerging old world, then, with a suave character."
Ignatieff, well-known in British TV as the smooth host of cerebral talk shows and political documentaries, takes on what he calls the rising tide of ``ethnic nationalism.'' There are two kinds of contemporary nationalism, says Ignatieff, ``civic'' and ``ethnic,'' the first based on a common perception of shared law, and the second—derived from the German romantics—based on blood kinship. Read full book review >

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SCAR TISSUE by Michael Ignatieff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A tough read but worth it."
This often clinically detailed novel from Ignatieff (Asya, 1991; Blood and Belonging, p. 115) mourns a beloved parent and addresses various kinds of loss: of memory, of faith in conventional medicine, and of pieties. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE JOHNSON IN THE FLAMES by Michael Ignatieff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Bold, slashing view of the tiresome banality of evil."
A journalist decides to avenge one of the many atrocities he's witnessed, in a third novel (Scar Tissue, 1994, etc.) by political commentator-historian Ignatieff (Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMAN RIGHTS AS POLITICS AND IDOLATRY by Michael Ignatieff
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Outrageously padded, but worth it for Ignatieff's contribution."
Cogent analysis of the crusade for human rights—from its origins to its present status as a surprisingly influential movement that sometimes oversteps its bounds. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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The Truth The Whole Truth Nothing but the Truth by Michael
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Sprightly throughout, this volume portrays a belief system that is vehement though rarely novel."
A debut book offers a no-nonsense guide to biblical teachings, with a particular emphasis on the truth found in the Bible itself. Read full book review >