Search Results: "Nathaniel Comfort"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A well-balanced consideration of both the promise and problems involved in the scientific search for human betterment."
A presentation of two sides of the complex history of eugenics: eradicating disease and improving the human race. Read full book review >

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Nate and the Horseshoe Crabs by Nathaniel Newton
Released: March 11, 2014

"A facile, fairly conflict-free picture book with charming character design and enough science facts to inspire animal lovers to research further."
Several bird friends overcome their reluctance to help unfamiliar animals in a colorful but lightly plotted picture book by debut author/illustrator Newton. Read full book review >

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THE MAYOR’S TONGUE by Nathaniel Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A debut novel that will appeal most to punch-drunk bibliophiles."
A loopy play on literary life from Paris Review editor Rich. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2005

"A concise and readable look at real-world environmental challenges."
How one American river, the Connecticut, became a focus for often misplaced environmental zeal, political maneuvers of the best and worst kind, hope and suspicion. Read full book review >

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ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Released: April 2, 2013

"An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege."
A mathematician with a combination of unusual gifts sees the worst coming in this strange rumination on catastrophe prediction. Read full book review >

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SPINNING HISTORY by Nathaniel Lande
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"Military history unfortunately propelled by the author's insistent imagery."
A journalist portrays World War II as a grand theatrical production. Read full book review >

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WHY READ <i>MOBY-DICK</i>? by Nathaniel Philbrick
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"On that front, mission accomplished: Philbrick is an enthusiastic salesman for a sometimes daunting novel."
A slim celebration of the elements of a literary masterpiece—and its moody, obsessive author. Read full book review >

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LATE ARCADE by Nathaniel Mackey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An appealingly brash if overworked experimental lark."
An avant-garde jazz sextet hones its craft, hits the road, and tries to make sense of some unusual onstage goings-on. Read full book review >

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THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM by Nathaniel Branden
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Inflated and repetitious."
Yet another rehash of his favorite subject from Branden (How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, 1987, etc.), a monthly columnist for New Woman magazine. Read full book review >

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ON THIS DAY by Nathaniel Bellows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"A tale not yet complete."
Poet Bellows edges into literary fiction with a first novel about two young adults trying to grow up. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by Nathaniel Frank
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2017

"Frank's strikingly detailed, essential reportage reminds readers of the gay community's enduring fight for equality."
A diligent archive of gay marriage equality from its roots as a hopeful pipe dream to its realization as a civil right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"Fast-moving and entertaining."
Do you believe that 13 is an unlucky number? This book may cure you. Read full book review >