Search Results: "Susan Nussbaum"


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GOOD KINGS BAD KINGS by Susan Nussbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2013

"Well-meaning, well-written and well-plotted, with qualified justice for some of the bad guys and hope for a few of the oppressed: A most appropriate winner of the 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction."
Playwright/activist Nussbaum makes her fiction debut with a scathing look at life inside an institution for disabled juveniles. Read full book review >

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A MONK JUMPED OVER A WALL by Jay Nussbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Bittersweet and unflinchingly real."
Nussbaum's meaningful look at the strength it takes to shed the person you thought you were to become the person you were meant to be. Read full book review >

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CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE by Bruce Nussbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2013

"An intriguing mixture of challenging ideas and Utopian solutions to the broader issues regarding social welfare currently under debate."
Former BusinessWeek assistant managing editor Nussbaum (Innovation and Design/Parson School of Design; Good Intentions: How Big Business and the Medical Establishment Are Corrupting the Fight Against Aids, 1990, etc.) makes the case that the future of American capitalism lies in unleashing creativity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A revealing and stirring directive aiming to heal medicine from the inside out."
A career physician ponders the positive and negative aspects of how health care reform is transforming the delivery of care and the medical profession itself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Stimulating, solid fare, likely to appeal to classicists, philosophers, and all who are concerned with perennial human issues."
A scholarly and beautifully written account of late Greek and Roman thought in which Nussbaum (Philosophy, Classics, and Comparative Literature/Brown Univ.) analyzes the use of philosophical argument as a technique for enabling people to grapple with fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Read full book review >

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SEX AND SOCIAL JUSTICE by Martha C. Nussbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, a brilliant book."
University of Chicago law and ethics professor Nussbaum combines feminist theory and an internationalist perspective to fashion a stunning defense of justice. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Nussbaum's thesis, however, deserves to be shouted from the rooftops—like Whitman's Song of Myself."
Those staid souls who always wondered what novels were good for now get to hear it from Nussbaum (Ethics/Univ. of Chicago; The Therapy of Desire, 1994, etc.), who instructs us in the use of imaginative empathy as one of the necessary tools for living the just life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A timely topic and a fine example of scholarly yet accessible writing."
Well-considered, challenging analysis of America's commitment to religious liberty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Easier to understand is her urgent warning that there must be a global effort to help the millions of women suffering malnutrition, drudgery, bad marriages, illiteracy, and more."
A major voice for ethical law calls for a global feminism to address the deplorable conditions of women in the Third World. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 1996

"This is the give-and-take of intellectual debate at its finest."
Nationalism or internationalism? Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >