Search Results: "Theodore Hamm"


BOOK REVIEW

FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN BROOKLYN by Frederick Douglass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Proof that Douglass' speeches, responding to the historical exigencies of his time, amply bear rereading today."
A collection of rousing 19th-century speeches on freedom and humanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2001

"Indeed, there's no reason to think that the mare's nest of associations between groups of the violent right is anything but humming along, which is enough to run a shiver of dread right up the spine."
Meticulous, if stiffly presented, probings into the activities of the Aryan Revolutionary Army—and their possible links to Timothy McVeigh. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >