Search Results: "Peniel E. Joseph"


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STOKELY by Peniel E. Joseph
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Joseph showcases the brilliance of the man, his exceptional ideals and his pursuit of an equality that was years ahead of his time."
Joseph (History/Tufts Univ.; Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama, 2010, etc.) introduces a Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998) few white people ever knew in the 1960s, a man who dared to speak truth to power. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"A palatable history for our times."
Joseph (History/Tufts Univ.; Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, 2006, etc.) grounds Barack Obama's ascendancy in the historic strides of Black Power leaders like Stokely Carmichael and Malcolm X. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Vividly illuminates the personalities and politics of a turbulent time."
The rise, fall and legacy of the Black Power movement, traced from its roots in 1950s Harlem through its explosion and fadeout in the following two decades. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

1863 by Joseph E. Stevens
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"A solid, largely successful history of 1863 aimed at the general reader. (illustrations, not seen)"
A highly accessible chronicling of the Civil War's pivotal year. Read full book review >

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MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK by Joseph E. Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"A thoughtful essay that ought to provoke discussion in certain well-appointed offices, to say nothing of development and aid circles."
If the free market is the answer to the world's woes, then why is so much of the world getting poorer? Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz (The Roaring Nineties, 2003) ventures some persuasive answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2012

"An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis."
From one of the world's leading economists, a political call to action in defense of equality and human rights. Read full book review >

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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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