Search Results: "Theodore C. Sorensen"


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WHY I AM A DEMOCRAT by Theodore C. Sorensen
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"D'' Democratic principles."
A clear, though often redundant, argument for sticking with the Democrats in 1996. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"It doesn't fly. (Fiction. 8-10)"
It's 1935 and Jon Jeffers is terribly lonely. Read full book review >

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THEO by Theodore Bikel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

"A model life for those inclined to save the Earth while strumming a guitar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The autobiography of a prominent folksinger/actor/activist of the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF JESSE LEROY BROWN by Theodore Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"While Brown's story is an important one, Taylor imbues it with the charm and cadences of a volume for young adults—hardly a fitting tribute to Brown, who was a subject of one of President Reagan's inspirational stories of the American dream. (photos, not seen)"
A mediocre, clichÇ-riddled tale of America's first black naval aviator, by the author of To Kill the Leopard (1993) and numerous other works. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"As flawed as the science it attacks, with just enough substance to seduce the ignorant."
This antiscientific tract by a history professor focuses on the sexual politics of science. Read full book review >

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THE VOICE OF THE EARTH by Theodore Roszak
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1992

"In short, there seems to be more wish than reality here."
Repeatedly, in this scholarly survey of cultural history, Roszak (History/California State Univ.; Flicker, 1991, etc.) evokes a back-to-nature philosophy, contrasting the rational philosophy of the Enlightenment with the romanticism of the noble savage; prehistoric animism and earth-mother religion with the rise of patriarchy and male-dominated, nature-dominating religion. Read full book review >

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FLICKER by Theodore Roszak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Not a horror novel."
Huge, deep-delving movie-lover's delight—and as rich a novel about the metaphysics of moviemaking as has ever been—by the author of The Making of a Counter Culture and 1984's unconvincing Dreamwatcher. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"And you would be right."
The art of curve-fitting is elevated to high science in this curious collection of data compiled by a physicist/management- science-consultant living in Geneva. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A pleasant collection of honest, critically discriminating encounters with the Jewish faith and culture."
Men's Journal articles editor Ross embarks on a sampling mission of Jewish experiences. Read full book review >

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KINGS OF BROKEN THINGS by Theodore Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An unsettling and insightful piece of historical fiction."
A detailed, dark novel about the complicated social dynamics in Omaha during the "Red Summer." Read full book review >

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A SAILOR RETURNS by Theodore Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fine reading for middle graders. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Taylor (The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, 1998, etc.) returns with a touching novel about the endurance and power of family ties. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY OF THE CAY by Theodore Taylor
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A journey well worth taking. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The Cay (the award-winning 1969 novel about racial prejudice in the 1940s) is the unseen vessel in the middle of a ``prequel/sequel'' in which Taylor explores both the black man Timothy's life as it leads up to the wreck of the Hato in the Caribbean during WW II and 12-year-old Phillip Enright's journey back to civilization after his rescue from the island. Read full book review >