Search Results: "Steven Stoll"


BOOK REVIEW

RAMP HOLLOW by Steven Stoll
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Which is better, cornfields or clean coal? Stoll's sharp book complicates our understanding of a much-misunderstood, much-maligned region that deserves better than it has received."
A searching economic and political history of a dispossessed, impoverished Appalachia that progress has long eluded. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"An inviting and edifying introduction to the improvers, who 'offered an opposite kind of change from the blaze and shift of nineteenth-century America.'"
An engaging examination of the early proponents of restorative husbandry—their origins, motivations, and how their ideas played out—from Yale historian Stoll. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An erudite, entertaining historical deconstruction of the modern economic world."
A significant work that uses the life of 19th-century explorer and inventor John Etzler to dissect the fallacies of the global mantra for continuous economic growth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"If you can manage to get away from your computer screen long enough, read this valuable book."
A brilliant skeptic assails high-tech boosterism, attacking the trendy assumption that computers will profoundly improve our schools, libraries, and whole society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIGOBERTA MENCHU AND THE STORY OF ALL POOR GUATEMALANS by David Stoll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Stoll's book is not an attempt to debunk Rigoberta's story, but to serve as a warning that elevating one version of history to cult status inevitably silences a multitude of others."
An anthropologist's (Middlebury Coll.) critical reexamination of the phenomenon of Rigoberta Mench£, the Guatemalan peasant awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Read full book review >

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DOT & JABBER AND THE BIG BUG MYSTERY by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Another excellent science mystery. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The dynamic mouse detective duo is at it again solving mysteries of the natural world for young children. Read full book review >

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JFK, CONSERVATIVE by Ira Stoll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A compelling textual study of how JFK became all things to all people."
Former New York Sun managing editor Stoll (Samuel Adams: A Life, 2008) makes a correction to the JFK record. Read full book review >

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JACK'S TALE by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

Jack is a cut-paper frog, applied to the page, whom Walsh (Samantha, 1996, etc.) uses to explain the broadest elements of a fairy tale: the challenge, the mettle tested, the happily ever after. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Hopefully, Dot and Jabber are lining up more mysteries to add to this excellent stream of informative titles for young minds. (Picture book. 3-6)"
They're baaaack! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMANTHA by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Reminiscent of Leo Lionni's minimalist fare, this personable piece will find an audience in all toddlers taking their first timid steps toward independence. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The popular cut-paper collage mice return to help Walsh (Pip's Magic, 1994, etc.) with a gentle lesson about feeling safe. Read full book review >