Search Results: "Richard Hofstadter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1949

"The second half, preceded by a general view of the post-ballum era of industrial and capitalistic expansion, deals with the contributions to our political traditions made by William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Hoover, and F.D.R. A judicious, objective appraisal of our ideological history, often ironical, often incisive."
A learned reinterpretation of our political traditions, through studies of prominent Americans from Jefferson to Roosevelt- and their ideologies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1969

"But specialists—noting, for one thing, that Hofstadter never explains exactly how the first parliamentary opposition was organized—will find mainly a bookmark, rather than a beacon, on a relatively neglected crisis-period."
In this lively study, Professor Hofstadter suggests that: the national elite passed a Constitution designed to prevent a voter-majority from coalescing and instituting democratic government, and also to disarm factional conflicts within the elite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROGRESSIVE HISTORIANS by Richard Hofstadter
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1968

"The book is, however, historiography rather than history in the usual sense, a limiting audience factor."
The "progressive historians" of America—for the purposes of this book, are Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard, and V. L. Parrington. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARANOID STYLE IN AMERICAN POLITICS by Richard Hofstadter
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1965

"A respectable gathering."
Professor Hofstadter's last work, Anti-intellectualism in American Life. received the Pulitzer Prize and a few other choice awards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA AT 1750 by Richard Hofstadter
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1971

"Had he never written anything else, we would greatly regret his loss."
Professor Hofstadter, who died in 1970, intended this to be the first section of a three-volume "general interpretive synthesis of the findings of the past generation of professional historians" in American studies, to quote his proposal to the publisher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM IN AMERICAN LIFE by Richard Hofstadter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 1963

Thanks to Columbia University's Richard Hofstadter we have at last a fresh, forceful, fluent look from "the nether end" at various aspects of anti-intellectualism in America, past and present, and although it is self-styled a fragmentary rather than a formal study, the work is far-ranging, artfully approached and filled with a spirited, sensibility, without pedantry or polemic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1955

"It should not be slighted by any serious students of American history."
This is a major work, so don't sidetrack it as Just another superficial summary of the years through which we've lived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD POSNER by William Domnarski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Practitioners will better understand Posner's impact on the law; general readers will appreciate this introduction to that increasingly rare breed: a public intellectual worthy of their time."
A practicing attorney and close observer of the federal courts examines the career of a present-day legal titan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ITCHY RICHARD by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Gilson's light touch enables readers to laugh at what might otherwise be embarrassing- -as well as to learn a lot about lice and enjoying the relaxed, mutually supportive atmosphere of a classroom where even the teacher might harbor the pesky intruders. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Second-graders meet an infestation of lice head-on: someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has them, and the nurse must check each student's scalp to see if they've spread. Read full book review >