Search Results: "Robert W. McChesney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A valuable addition to the literature on the digital age."
A provocative and far-reaching account of how capitalism has shaped the Internet in the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"The authors' argument gets a little soft when they trumpet their media-reform platform—but, to gauge by this book, no one else but the right is going to do the job. Good fuel for progressive responses to the Fox cabal."
The media are immoral, biased, unreliable and unpatriotic. But, The Nation correspondent Nichols and media scholar McChesney argue, it's the right's fault, not the left's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"An alarming, not-incorrect diagnosis, but an argument too one-sided and a solution so lofty as to be of little use."
Collaborating once more (The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again, 2010), Nichols, the Nation's Washington, D.C., correspondent, and academic McChesney (Communications/Univ. of Illinois) decry the pernicious influence of Big Money on our elections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Current and often enlightening—of particular interest to academic libraries—but not essential."
A well-curated collection of essays on the decline of the newspaper industry and the future of journalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2016

"An authoritative account of the challenges facing progressives wishing to fuse better governance with economic justice."
An energetic if grim discussion of inequality and the coming era of underemployment, viewed through the lens of the forgotten American progressive narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 10, 2012

"Fans of local color and eccentric characters won't be disappointed."
Colorful characters populate Stephens' (Nature of Evil, 2012) murder mystery set in a tropical paradise. Read full book review >

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Released: July 16, 2009

"For fans of war stories, and those who can ignore semi-permeable language, only."
A historical novel of epic proportions that recounts the clash of Roman, Hellenic and Barbarian civilizations in Asia Minor from 89 to 85 BC, with a subplot involving a young Roman who survives genocide and creates a new, magical identity. Read full book review >

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RED CLOUD by Robert W. Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"A good start, although the man behind the legend still remains cloaked in mystery. (21 illustrations and 1 map, not seen)"
A readable biography of Lakota chief Red Cloud that attempts to untangle the many conflicting accounts of this key figure in 19th-century America. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"A super-silly, whirling first episode that will leave gay superhero fans scratching their heads-and eager for the next installment."
A sexually insatiable gay male hairdresser doubles as a crime-fighting superhero in this pseudo-graphic, Hawaii-based spoof. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL INSTINCT by Robert W. Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"A one-dimensional thriller with wall-to-wall stereotypes, though the strong, direct prose of Walker's ninth does keep up the pace."
Dr. Jessica Corwin (Bitter Instinct, 2000, etc.) has already tangled with liberal Washington judge Maureen DeCampe, but now, returning from a blissful two-month hiatus with her life partner Richard Sharpe to a new job as medical examiner to the FBI, she has an unenviable task: finding the vanished jurist. Read full book review >