Search Results: "Michael Kazin"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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THE POPULIST PERSUASION by Michael Kazin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"A solid historical view, slightly deflated by Kazin's muddled speculation on the need for new, inclusive social movements that incorporate the historic language of populism."
A timely history of the American politicians and publicists who have appealed to ``the people.'' Kazin (History/American Univ.; Barons of Labor, not reviewed) shows how populist language has a complicated history, full of irony, paradox, and at times menace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR AGAINST WAR by Michael Kazin
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An illuminating, if discouraging, account of a doomed attempt to pull America back from an abyss."
A history of the campaign to oppose American intervention in World War I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2011

"A coherent, wide-ranging analysis of a century of political and social activism in America."
A spirited defense of the positive role played by left-wing radicals in shaping American society. Read full book review >

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A GODLY HERO by Michael Kazin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2006

"History that remains solidly relevant today, and a real eye-opener for anyone who thinks that fierce debates over tax reform, corporate power, imperialism and evolution are recent developments in American politics and culture."
A biography of populist politician William Jennings Bryan that demonstrates that progressive evangelicalism is nothing new. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Their thoroughgoing research and vivid writing make this a book of interest to students and general readers alike. (45 photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly detailed, well-written history of the tumultuous recent past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >