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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. 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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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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 >