Search Results: "Steven Seidman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Neither interesting enough to be a popular history, then, nor informed enough to carry on the magisterial work of, say, Foucault's history of sexuality in Europe."
A carefully structured and methodical study of an explosive topic: the history of ``intimate behavior'' in America, affirming contemporary diversity and choice as opposed to the post-AIDS stigmatization of sex. Read full book review >

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WHAT IF I'M AN ATHEIST? by David Seidman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"A superbly written, smart and sensitive guidebook. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
From veteran journalist Seidman comes a straightforward guide for the teen interested in contemplating atheism. Read full book review >

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ISRAEL by Michael Gluzman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This is a good idea, done well."
Israel ($12.95 paperback original; Oct. 1996; 256 pp.; 1- 883513-03-0): The latest in a new series whose recent volumes have portrayed, through representative contemporary stories, the cultures of Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Prague. Read full book review >

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MOMENTS CAPTURED by Robert J. Seidman
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"If Seidman had better connected with 19th-century bohemia, this could have been a true historical epic instead of an enjoyable soap opera."
The 19th-century, San Francisco-based photographer Edward Muybridge is the subject of Seidman's (One Smart Indian, 1977, etc.) sweeping historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"An informative briefing on the big-money games played on the banks of the Potomac."
A jauntily opinionated memoir of government service from the resilient septuagenarian who was chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Resolution Trust Corp. at the height of the crises that convulsed the domestic banking industry during the 1980's. Read full book review >

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HARRY HUNGRY by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Children will delight in growling loudly along with Harry's tummy, turning story time into a rumbling, tumbling feast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harry is hungry! Read full book review >

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THE MISSING MITTEN MYSTERY by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The plot and pictures have undergone considerable change, but this is still suffused with Kellogg's characteristic warmth and charm and all the better for being easier to read to a group. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Kellogg (Give the Dog a Bone, see above, etc.) remakes his Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten (1974) into a larger, longer, and more colorful ramble through snow-covered landscapes. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Steven Guarnaccia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Chic and sophisticated, a delectable homage to fashion. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
A crisp, modern take on the oft-told tale: deliciously subversive and visually captivating. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST BE THIS TALL by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Humorously speaks to kids' frustrations but doesn't support rule-following. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek humor explores that age-old conundrum facing every child who is too short to ride some exciting attraction. Read full book review >