Search Results: "Theda Skocpol"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2000

"But she convincingly indicts our often plutocratic, sound-bite-oriented political system for failing the middle class, and offers a strategy for effecting broad changes in social policy for the first time since the short-lived efforts to create a 'Great Society' during the mid-1960s."
A thoughtful, largely clearheaded look at how "the late-twentieth century United States has ended up with an artificially polarized, rightward-tilting politics that downplays the needs and values of citizens in the missing middle [class]." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"A timely study of a contemporary movement and its far-reaching effects on politics and policy."
Two Harvard scholars investigate the latest iteration of third-party radicalism in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THEDA BARA'S TENT by Diana Altman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"History enthusiasts will enjoy Altman's characters, fictional and real, though the general reader may struggle with the slow plot."
Fiction collides with historical realism in Altman's (Hollywood East, 1992) novel about a young man whose boldness finds him on a quest for success in early 20th-century New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2007

"An illuminating history, devoted to an often overlooked and long-suffering people."
A brief account of the Cherokee people and its tragic encounters with European and American newcomers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEW IS FOR MURDER by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"Newcomer Simon's exploration of the real-life relations between women and cats (Feline Mystique, 2002) gives her and her complicated heroine an edge on other ailurophiles."
A chance meeting with a kitten on a sidewalk in Cambridge, Mass., leads a freelance writer into a mysterious maze with murder at the center. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROBABLE CLAWS by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Journalist Simon (Cries and Whiskers, 2007) adores cats. This book is for the similarly inclined."
The only eyewitness to a murder is a blood-spattered cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAMP by Eve Golden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The author does make an effort to situate Bara in her historical context, but too often she settles for a superficial rehashing of film history commonplaces. (124 b&w photos, not seen)"
Golden, author of a well-received bio of Jean Harlow (Platinum Girl, 1991), inaugurates this new imprint with a trip even farther back into film history to examine the career of silent sex goddess Theda Bara. Read full book review >