Search Results: "Norman Podhoretz"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This reminiscence at its best is suffused with wistfulness for the vanishing of intellectual community but suffers from an inability to reconsider as it remembers."
Even the title of this collection of short pieces about famous writers he has known demonstrates that former Commentary editor and undying neocon guru Podhoretz (The Bloody Crossroads, 1986, etc.) continues to display the temperament that Shirley MacLaine attributed to Debra Winger: turbulent brilliance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Dashed-off hackwork meant, like the neocon con as a whole, to profit from bad times."
Why do they hate us? Because they're not human, and because Carter and Clinton namby-pambyed instead of nuking the Islamists back into the Stone Age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Forceful, challenging, and at times sublimely ridiculous."
Influential critic (editor of Commentary for 30 years), neoconservative figurehead, and one-time Hebrew scholar revisits the "poetry" of the biblical prophets. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Equally opposed to conservative despair and liberal nihilism, Podhoretz prescribes an optimistic, grateful patriotism as the best antidote for moral decay."
The education and polemics of the eminent editor, literary critic, and neoconservative. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"As such, this appealing biography will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of a burgeoning new audience for the artist's life and work. (Biography. 8-11)"
A handsome, well-designed book and a terrific, engaging read, this is an openly affectionate portrait of Rockwell as both the man and the artist. Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Appealingly quirky and adventurous; a celebration of the power of self-directed learning and thinking outside the box. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gently satirical and ultimately liberating look at modern education. Read full book review >

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NORMAN MAILER by J. Michael Lennon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Detailed and anecdotal without being gossipy (a yarn concerning a nicotine-addicted cat notwithstanding) and a must-read for students and admirers of Mailer's work."
Appropriately sprawling biography of the larger-than-life writer, brawler, provocateur and bon vivant. Read full book review >

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NORMAN ROCKWELL by Laura Claridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2001

"Claridge's biography is timely, accompanying a widespread critical reappraisal of Rockwell's work. Though there will still be those who sneer at him as a propagandist on canvas, her life makes a convincing case for Rockwell as genius and original."
A brilliant biography that affords considerable insight into the complicated, worried mind of the masterly illustrator. Read full book review >

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NORMAN, SPEAK! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Norman's rocking rump and hula dance are quite the highlights—it's a language everyone can understand. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture-book debut, novelist Adderson (Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love, 2014, etc.) provides an affectionate look into the surprises of bringing home a new pet. Read full book review >

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NOT NORMAN by Kelly Bennett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

In Bennett's story, a little boy (African-American) gets a goldfish as a present. Read full book review >

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NORMAN AND BRENDA by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"This deeply affecting story makes clear just how elusive happiness can be, and how wonderful it is when you finally find it. (Picture book. YA, adult)"
Norman and Brenda toddle separately toward middle age desperately lonely, believing they will never find a companion. Read full book review >