Search Results: "Steven Nadler"


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HERETICS! by Steven Nadler
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2017

"So much changed in such a short period of time, as illustrated by this effective graphic encapsulation."
From Copernicus and Galileo through Newton and Voltaire, this graphic history explores a century of philosophical awakening that put the world of thought on a brand new orbit. Read full book review >

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Released: April 21, 2013

"A generalist brings together three fields—philosophy, religion and art—often kept separate."
"A small, intimate portrait" illustrating the biography of René Descartes and his ideas. Read full book review >

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SPINOZA by Steven Nadler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Spinoza, so often sainted or demonized, at last receives a fine, measured biography. (11 photos, unseen)"
With eloquent sobriety and restraint, this biography of the Dutch-Jewish thinker whom Bertrand Russell called "the most lovable of the philosophers" communicates much of its subject's rarefied spirit. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2008

"An exemplary entry in the history of ideas."
Nadler (Philosophy/Univ. of Wisconsin; Rembrandt's Jews, 2003, etc.) recounts a major episode in the history of early modern philosophy. Read full book review >

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THE SEA BEACH LINE by Ben Nadler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The confluence of a byzantine plot, intriguing references to Jewish folktales and the Talmud, and an epic storm results in an updated noir providing a glimpse of the Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan hidden from tourists and hipsters alike."
Stories both ancient and contemporary lurk beneath the surface of this New York saga of discovery and revelation. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF LIFE by Stuart Nadler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nadler is a writer's writer, a fine observer of the nuances and idiosyncrasies of character."
Reflective stories about family relationships—parent-child, grandparent-child, brother-brother, husband-wife—with a focus on generally nonobservant Jews. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Although this doesn't cohere except on a grand thematic level, each individual essay has a considerable impact."
A collection of essays by a surgical pathologist Nadler, who deciphers the results of biopsies and other tissue samples in search of disease. Read full book review >

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WISE MEN by Stuart Nadler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"This is a novel of character, persuasive in the telling, less so in retrospect but still impressive; Nadler is a born storyteller."
Money and race poison a father-son relationship in this frequently tense first novel that follows a story collection (The Book of Life, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE INSEPARABLES by Stuart Nadler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Love this writer. Love these characters."
Three generations of smart, articulate women deal with challenging life passages. Read full book review >

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WILD CHILD by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A salutary lesson in jungle parenting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A two-toothed toddler needs no wolf suit to be wildest thing of all in this high-volume prequel to a certain well-known classic. Read full book review >

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THE PIED PIPER’S MAGIC  by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"No matter how it is spelled, this belongs on every library shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Kellogg puts his touch to yet another classic. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"And why, in this time of eco-consciousness, does he disdain the recycled house of scraps? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Porkers in glass houses shouldn't meet wolves. Read full book review >