Search Results: "Robert D. Putnam"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An insightful book that paints a disturbing picture of the collapse of the working class and the growth of an upper class that seems to be largely unaware of the other's precarious existence."
A political scientist calls attention to the widening class-based opportunity gap among young people in the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2000

"A major work of social research."
A longer and much improved version of Putnam's controversial 1995 Journal of Democracy article of the same name, this is an important work that is likely to be the center of much debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A valuable contribution to the conversation surrounding faith in America."
Impressive study of American religious diversity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"A sprawling, unwieldy and uneven work."
The great-grandson of James Jackson Putnam explores the relationship between his ancestor and Freud, as revealed in family archives, in published correspondence and other writings by the principals and in existing biographies and commentaries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUTNAM AND PENNYROYAL by Patrick Jennings
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Readers expecting an animal adventure along the lines of Avi's, or Dick King-Smith's, will be underwhelmed by this chewy allegory. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 10-12)"
From Jennings (Faith and the Rocket Cat, 1998, etc.), a quirky tale of two grebes with very different characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D-DAY by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Beevor gets better with each book."
The grand Allied invasion of Normandy had myriad ways to go wrong, writes historian Beevor (The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, 2004, etc.) in this skilled account. Miraculously, it did not. Read full book review >

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JOHNNIE D. by Arthur Winfield Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2000

"Baby Face Nelson, J. Edgar Hoover, the Woman in Red, and Dillinger himself provide the details surrounding the violent career and mysterious death of the man who was known across the nation as Public Enemy #1."
Johnnie D. ($22.95; Mar. 6; 224 pp.; 0-312-86759-X): A fictionalized biography of John Dillinger that pieces together the life story of the famed bank robber and desperado through a series of (imagined) interviews with his friends, partners in crime, victims, and pursuers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D-DAY by Jonathan Mayo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2014

"An accessible history that conveys the havoc and vast international spread of D-Day."
An engrossing work that cuts and pastes chaotic events for order and sense in a manner very much like fiction. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Rick Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Within its limits, a grand and historically significant tale told with dash and authority. (maps, charts, lists of major armies and figures, weaponry, personal supplies, timelines, photos) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
This version of the much-admired The Guns at Last Light (2013) for younger audiences focuses on the drama and the astonishing scale of one of World War II's pivotal operations: the D-Day invasion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D/S by Gary S. Kadet
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Markers along the way are decadence, depravity, and sleaze."
Fade in on Perry Patetick, the anti-hero of this so-called anti-love story, as he's about to lose his newspaper job and drift into the world of S&M, in particular D/S—D for "Dominance," S for "submission." Read full book review >

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FOUR D by Gregory Morrison
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A grab-bag of fables that baffle but also beguile."
Confused people with hazy longings confront mysterious forces in this collection of four enigmatic stories. Read full book review >