Search Results: "Paul Berman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 1996

"An intelligent and well-reasoned effort, but Berman tries to cover too much ground; there are enough ideas here for five books and too little development for one. (Author tour)"
A provocative but desultory history, ultimately adding up to little, in which Berman (ed., Blacks and Jews, 1994, etc.) compares the radical political movements in 1968 with the liberal democratic revolution of 1989 in Europe. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE INTELLECTUALS by Paul Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"A stunning, riveting commentary."
In this sequel to the groundbreaking Terror and Liberalism (2003, etc.), political writer and New Republic contributing editor Berman analyzes the rise of the Islamist totalitarian movement and the Western media's troubling inability—or unwillingness—to identify and investigate its implications. Read full book review >

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BLACKS AND JEWS by Paul Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A worthwhile addition to the reference shelf of volumes that debate contentious ethnic issues but proffer no solutions."
This angst-ridden compilation of essays reviews the last 30 years of intellectual cogitation about relations between blacks and Jews. Read full book review >

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TERROR AND LIBERALISM by Paul Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Full of good, smart moments, even if its governing idea is tough to pin down."
A timely cri de guerre—or perhaps antiguerre or autre guerre—from a distinguished student of liberalism and its enemies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Not just a compelling history, but a cry for help in the recurring struggle to gain what is supposed to be an inalienable right."
An incisive look at the many issues surrounding the right to vote. Read full book review >

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PERMISSION TO PARENT by Robin Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"While much of what Berman suggests can be found in other similarly intentioned books, the way she phrases her ideas is welcoming to parents and encourages them in all the best ways to grow into that important role."
How to set limits for your child in a balanced, supportive way. Read full book review >

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Wilde Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 15, 2013

"An impressive collection brimming with originality."
Editor Berman (Wilde Stories 2012, etc.) compiles an eerie, moving volume of gay-themed speculative fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Diverting and often insightful, but ten minutes later you could be hungry for knowledge all over again."
The Astronomy columnist (Cosmic Adventure, 1998, etc.) invites readers to prowl their neighborhoods in search of everyday phenomena, then sit back and let him explain them—as well as the rest of the Universe. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

More cogent Vietnam War history as Berman (Poli. Read full book review >

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KLARA WITH A K by Sandy Berman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2014

"A successful historical novel about the redemptive power of remaining true to oneself, no matter what the cost."
After a concentration camp survivor attracts the romantic interest of two men, she makes discoveries about life, love and forgiveness in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Engaging and balanced—a stand-out book."
As The Nation political correspondent Berman ably shows, many factors led to the success of President Obama's election campaign, but a crucial aspect is often overlooked—the role played by Howard Dean as chairman of the Democratic Party Read full book review >