Search Results: "Stephen P. Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Both hectoring and wise, this historical blueprint makes a powerful argument for building mutual respect in the region."
The director of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development fashions a big-picture overview of the long-teetering relationship between America and the Arab nations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Unafraid to be contentious or to stand accused of nostalgia for the Soviet Union, Cohen offers a blistering, brilliant, and deeply felt critique of America's decade-long daydream of a Russia in transition."
An incisive and occasionally caustic critique of American attitudes toward post-Soviet Russia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A good-hearted and hardheaded appeal."
An award-winning journalist offers a prescription for a nation adrift: citizen initiatives on behalf of the common good. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"An inventive, perspective-broadening approach to examining different life philosophies."
A guide to various philosophies—presented musically. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMINGBIRD by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Tackles but ultimately oversimplifies thorny issues."
A hospice nurse, baffled by her husband's drastic personality change after his third deployment to Iraq, gleans valuable lessons from a dying World War II historian. Read full book review >

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GOAD OF HONOR by Stephen P. Byers
Released: July 13, 2012

"An intricately drawn family saga."
Family ties are both a curse and a blessing in the latest novel from Byers (Bent Coin, 2012, etc). Read full book review >

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THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Evoking a not exactly unfamiliar chapter of 20th-century history, Kiernan succeeds in engagement but not much originality."
While Europe awaits liberation from Hitler's troops, one small Normandy village is held together by the resourcefulness of a 22-year-old woman with a talent for baguettes. Read full book review >

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THE CURIOSITY by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"A derivative but unmistakably engaging debut."
Last seen in 1906, a frozen explorer, thawed by a scientist/entrepreneur, confounds present-day Boston. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A superb resource for boomers dealing with their parents' final days and anxious to exert more control over their own rites of passage, as well as for health-care professionals who need to hear this story from the other side."
An impassioned appeal for a kinder, gentler death. Read full book review >

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NIGHT LAUNCH by Sake Garn
Released: April 28, 1989

A crypto-Nazi East German cosmonaut hijacks the first Soviet-American joint space-shuttle expedition. Read full book review >

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THE ONE AND ONLY ZOË LAMA by Tish Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

Readers will fairly hear a laugh track in the background of this pleasant-enough tween-girl-sitcom-script of a story, companion to 2007's The Invisible Rules of the Zoë Lama. Read full book review >

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EDDY’S DREAM by Miriam Cohen
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A chorus of lively, informative voices waiting to be discovered by those who make the effort to listen. (Poetry. 9+)"
Katz has experimented with writing poems in the voices of Americans of the past, utilizing this approach with original poems in American History Poems (1998). Read full book review >