Search Results: "Seymour Martin Lipset"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1968

"But as anthologizers they must how to Levitas (Culture and Consciousness, 1967) and Lindenfeld (Reader in Political Sociology, 1967), who excelled in delineating the issues and presenting a genuine diversity of selections."
How history can use sociology and vice versa strictly for specialists in both fields. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1995

"A welcome addition to the growing shelf of books on the American Jewish experience, though its grasp of history is not as firm as its mastery of sociology."
A sociological survey, with historical background, of the American Jewish community's current state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A well-reasoned analysis of the unique and self-contradictory values of American society, which underlie both our extraordinary success and our perceptions of moral decline."
Noted political analyst Lipset (Public Policy/George Mason Univ.; Jews and the American Scene, 1995, etc.) argues compellingly that both the defects and advantages of American society arise from the same values. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 2, 1995

"At his best, however, Seymour-Smith plays well the delicate game of reading Hardy's novels and poetry as biographical sources while chastising the critics who substitute sensational speculation for an acknowledgment that sometimes a writer just makes things up."
A scrupulous and contentious investigation of Hardy's (18401928) life and work, striking a sensible balance among his melodramatic Wessex novels, his impassioned and pessimistic poetry, and a life more mundane than other biographies have presumed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. MERLIN AND THE TURTLE by Seymour Chwast
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The humor is never pushy and always on target. (Picture book. 4+)"
Mr. and Mrs. Merlin are bored with their pet turtle, so Mr. Merlin turns it into a bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROGS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"A grand addition to any elementary-age collection of nature titles. (index, websites) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Frogs and toads, amphibians who lead a double life on water and on land, are the subject of this veteran science writer's latest nature exploration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORAL REEFS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"For research or for pleasure, titles by Jason Chin, Sneed Collard or Gail Gibbons offer more. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The author of over 250 science books for children turns his attention to coral reefs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORSES by Seymour Simon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Don't bother. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Well-conceived, beautifully presented horse books abound, so surely there's no need to sacrifice trees for this one, which reads like a poorly organized encyclopedia article, except that encyclopedias rarely make so many mistakes. Read full book review >

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CATS by Seymour Simon
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Solid, if not remarkable, offerings that provide just enough information for primary-graders without overwhelming. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
A matched pair of vintage Simons explores humankind's favorite house pets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESTINATION: JUPITER by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"As in the original, the pictures are large and focused; the book is a return trip not to be missed. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
An updated version of Simon's 1985 book with more spectacular full-color photographs and much more recent information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Take it as a tall tale, and watch the fireworks fly. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Seymour (Our Neighbor Is a Strange, Strange Man, p. 71, etc.) tells an enchanting story about a battle of wills between Farmer Puckett's wife and Jake Johnson, the new mule that Farmer Puckett bought to pull his wagon of fireworks to the town's Independence Day social. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REVELATION OF SAINT BRUCE by Tres Seymour
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Bruce's dilemma, his moral choices, and his wish to be an individual are sure to spark lively debates. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From Seymour (We Played Marbles, p. 118, etc.), a subtle, smart novel that encourages analytical thinking with its combination of an effective narrative and perceptive characterizations. Read full book review >