Search Results: "Norman J. Ornstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Most of the criticism here goes to Republicans—largely because they are in power—but the wealth of detail offered by Mann and Ornstein gives partisanship a good name."
The United States Congress has ceased to be a deliberative body, according to two eminent political scientists with some ideas about how to fix it. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A breath of hope but also a serious call to action: everyone needs to take part."
A trio of acclaimed political scholars and journalists do their best to encourage those bemoaning the path of America's government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Precisely the sort of argument that causes a stir in establishment D.C. but only small waves elsewhere."
Two scholars examine how today's hyperpartisanship has crippled our government. Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF NORMAN MAILER by Norman Mailer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"An intriguing look at a particularly influential life of letters and a treat for Mailer fans."
The late literary lion's archivist shares 70 years of his missives. Read full book review >

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THE ROOTS OF THE SELF by Robert Ornstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Unusual roots, worth chewing on—but more weeding would have helped. (Illustrated with 40 cartoonish line drawings by Ted Dewan)"
From ebullient popular-science writer Ornstein (The Evolution of Consciousness, 1991, etc.): a theory of human nature, based on recent studies in child development, brain structure, personality, and genetics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Yet another Cartesian stage manager, as Dennett might say?"
Writing with the same infectious enthusiasm that invests his much of his other work, Ornstein (coauthor, Healthy Pleasures, 1989; Multimind, 1986, etc.) replays familiar themes, adding some new twists. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF YOUR NAME/KIIMOOCH KA SHINIKASHOOYEN by David Bouchard
CLASSICS
Released: June 1, 2010

"The white text set on mostly earth-brown backgrounds is occasionally difficult to read, but this provides a window on a culture largely unknown in the United States, though its burden will be felt by many whose pasts have disappeared in the Melting Pot. (Poetry. 10 & up)"
A moving poem gives voice to the yearning of a Métis man for the names of his Native ancestors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 1989

Some Americans are alarmed by the fact that foreign companies are buying up US assets at an increasing rate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Accessible and provocative, but surely not the last word. (Author tour)"
From the author of The Evolution of Consciousness (1991) and other popular works on the human mind, a revealing account of his own and others' prior misunderstandings about the right and left brains, a concise summary of current knowledge, and some provocative speculations about the development and functioning of the two hemispheres. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"The beauty of this book lies in the conjuring of those innovative moments, beautifully woven, entertaining vignettes that explain where the changes came from, the trouble they caused, and where they led."
A Cook's tour of humankind's great innovations and the glories and tribulations that came in their wake. Read full book review >