Search Results: "Stephen Jerome Kohn"


BOOK REVIEW

Hearts: Breaking/Mending by Stephen Jerome Kohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2013

"Brief but often engaging fiction that attempts to dissect the concepts of love and attraction."
In his debut short-fiction collection, Kohn offers vignettes about love's triumphs and casualties. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE by Jerome Kohn
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1961

"The most her book can do is make the average reader comprehend that his education is totally inadequate."
Between Past and Future is a collection of six long and rhetoric-filled essays that strive to measure how far modern man has strayed from the classical tradition, in both the way he educates his children and the way he evolves his outlook on life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"A vital wake-up call to educators."
A philosophical, well-structured argument for viable progressive education from one of the movement's most prolific and well-regarded authors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"Though Kohn's zeal for reform is undeniable, in this book he seems content to preach to the progressive choir rather than persuade others to adopt his cause."
Another blistering critique (after Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes, 1993) of traditional public schooling by a progressive who displays the same intellectual rigidity he abhors in others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1993

"A clear, convincing demonstration of the shortcomings of pop-behaviorism, written with style, humor, and authority."
A compelling argument that the use of rewards is counterproductive in raising children, teaching students, and managing workers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A thought-provoking, semicontroversial scrutiny of modern parenting practices."
Kohn (Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling, 2011, etc.) attacks the status quo on child-rearing and parenting. Read full book review >

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HEIR TO THE EMPIRE CITY by Edward P. Kohn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"An intriguing portrait of Roosevelt's ascendance to power that will leave readers wanting more of his life and work."
Kohn's (American History and Literature/Bilkent Univ.; Hot Time in Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt, 2010, etc.) latest study of Theodore Roosevelt focuses on the influence of his hometown, New York City, in shaping his political legacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"This is, nevertheless, a disturbing if tenuously hopeful look at how 'we' get along in the post—civil rights era."
A tale of black and white relations in one American county 30 years after the modern civil rights movement. Read full book review >

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THE GILDED CHAMBER by Rebecca Kohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2004

"A nice retelling that adds a great deal by way of color and perspective—even if not much depth—to a famous and greatly beloved tale."
A debut written in the voice of Esther, the Jewish heroine who became Queen of Persia and saved her people from destruction by the villainous Lord Haman. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the- Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. Read full book review >

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JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"A handsome presentation that wonderfully conveys the fascination of learning a lot about a particular species. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the manner of Wexler's Wonderful Pussy Willows (1992), a lucid description of this appealing woodland flower, focusing on its propagation and growth and complemented by stunning color photos detailing appearance, habitat, and such magnified details as the male and female flowers (one ``Jack'' can be either or both) and the tiny gnats that pollinate them. Read full book review >