Search Results: "Sanford M. Dornbusch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well-researched and provocative, Beyond the Classroom is likely to challenge the assumptions of many of its readers. (Author tour)"
A forceful analysis of the declining achievement of American students, coupled with sensible suggestions to reverse the decline. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"For readers interested in modern American political history, Lakoff's life of the writer will be of much use."
A respectful biography of the immigrant journalist and sometime intellectual gadfly. Read full book review >

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SUTURES by Christopher Sanford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"Weightless entertainment—though possibly a welcome distraction for this year's initiates in the call room."
A brief, amiable first novel about a medical intern's life that's as entertaining as—and no more elucidating than—a late- night conversation in an after-hours bar. Read full book review >

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NAOMI'S GEESE by Sanford Evans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A well-structured book, with interesting parallels, a thoughtful and unsentimental look at nature, and a strong sense of place. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A reflective novel about the nature of love and the love of nature. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE by John Sanford
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1993

"A sometimes too personal story—occasionally, conversations obviously meaningful in context sound stiff and dated here—but heartfelt in its affection and gratitude. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A moving testimony to the endurance of love and the human spirit as veteran writer Sanford (View from this Wilderness; A More Goodly Country, etc.) celebrates his 50-year-plus marriage to the beloved late Maggie, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning True Grit. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 1989

A quiet, homely first collection that pays tribute to hardscrabble lives: the stories are sometimes transparent to a fault, with upbeat endings that seem a little forced, but mostly they're cleanly told and affecting. Read full book review >

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MIAMI HEAT by Jerome Sanford
Released: Feb. 21, 1990

The cold war still simmers on a back burner in this industrious but uninvolving thriller that spins around a plan to assassinate Castro. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 2012

"An illuminating look at sacred cows and sacred documents."
Constitutional law scholar Levinson (Law/Univ. of Texas; Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It), 2006, etc.) studies the many flavors and occasional flaws of the constitutions that vie to hold our allegiances. Read full book review >

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A NASTY BUSINESS by Sanford H. Margalith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2014

"A raucous, entertaining sendup of Madison Avenue's unique blend of artistic pretension and desperate crassness."
Chutzpah trumps talent—and conscience—in this bawdy novel about making it in the world of New York advertising. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A spirited, largely effective liberal rejoinder to pull-up- the-drawbridge polemics like Peter Brimelow's Alien Nation (p. 117)."
Ungar (School of Communications, American Univ.; Estrangement: America and the World, 1985, etc.) produces a chorus of today's uprooted: the ``new immigrants'' who, like their forebears, are simultaneously convulsing and transforming the US. Read full book review >