Search Results: "Neil Gross"


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WHY ARE PROFESSORS LIBERAL AND WHY DO CONSERVATIVES CARE? by Neil Gross
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"A dense sociological report on the facts and falsehoods of the political leanings of professors."
Gross (Sociology/Univ. of British Columbia; Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher, 2008, etc.) examines the facts behind the conservative movement's oft-heard criticism of higher education: that American universities are, as presidential candidate Rick Santorum famously said, little more than "indoctrination mills" for the political left. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF FOOLS AND THE END OF THE SPACE RACE
by Andrew Liptak

On the evening of December 7th, 1972, a cruise ship named the SS Statendam coasted in the dark waters off the shores of Cape Canaveral. It carried a light load: only one hundred passengers occupied the vessel meant to carry over six times that number. Onboard, everyone had their eyes trained towards the shore. At 12:33 am, Apollo ...


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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER READING WITH THESE MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Ah, the call of summer. A time of beaches, vacations, and good old-fashioned relaxing. For readers, summer is the start of Serious Reading Season. If you're looking for a good summer read, start with one of these science fiction and fantasy titles, which include weird western adventure, a family with psychic abilities, a creepy and surreal carnival, a shadowy ...


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I SEE, YOU SEE: DAY by Sandra Gross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"For a baby's first foray into books, there are far better high-contrast titles than this offering, such as Phyllis Limbacher Tildes' Baby Animals Spots & Stripes (2015) and Baby Animals Day & Night (2016). (Board book. 0-2)"
In this wordless board book, babies can explore everyday objects and scenes rendered in high-contrast black-and-white art. Read full book review >

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A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM by Ken Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Queens Borough President John Fasio is finally taking the cue from his manipulative assistant Murray Gerber and allowing himself to stand for the New York mayor's job when the current mayor resigns to run for governor. Read full book review >

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SAME BED, DIFFERENT DREAMS by Hugh Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1991

"Strong passages and emotional resonance indicate quality craftsmanship, but ultimately this is a jumble of good impressions rather than a coherent story."
Utilizing Gross's firsthand knowledge of the country and its way of life, but curiously detached and disjointed, this first novel offers a view of modern Japan in crisis, focusing on the decay of a middle-class Japanese family in which the parents are placed at cross purposes by social conventions and personal needs. Read full book review >

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THE TALK SHOW DEFENSE by Ken Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1997

"A lively tale that packs more than its share of twists before settling into the inevitable mano a mano between Maggie and her prey."
Some people are born to knuckle under. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"An incisive but somewhat tedious report of New York's 'new money.'"
Travel + Leisure contributing editor Gross' (Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles, 2011, etc.) latest chronicle of the .01 percent shifts to the other side of Central Park. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER MOTHER by Gwendolen Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Gross gets many emotional details about marriage and the intensity of mother-love right, but she milks her trendy issues to didactic death."
Gross (Getting Out, 2002, etc.) pits working mother versus stay-at-home mother in yet another fiction about women's ambivalent struggle to combine work and family. Read full book review >

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Released: May 12, 2009

"A deft rendering of the down-and-dirty politics of the art world."
A behind-the-scenes history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2013

"A vicariously entertaining whirlwind of scrapbook memories from an author who can't sit still."
A travelogue from a restless journalistic globe-trotter who has freelanced his way across the world. Read full book review >

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FOCUS by Michael Gross
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Not a pretty picture of sex, drugs, beautiful women, and raw ambition."
The reality of fashion photography "can be murky, often decadent, and sometimes downright ugly." Read full book review >