Search Results: "Thomas Norman DeWolf"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"His conclusions will be controversial, but DeWolf's intimate confrontation with white America's 'unearned privilege' sears the conscience."
Memoir of the author's journey, with a group of cousins, to retrace the route of the infamous "triangle trade" that made their ancestors rich. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The authors' accomplishment stands on its own, but their book also serves as a great introduction to a shared past that ought to be better known."
An instructive journey of reconciliation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The authors' masterful marshalling of the evidence prompts relief that the invasion of Japan never took place, but it's unlikely to put to rest historical speculation about the morality of Truman's decision. (photos, not seen)"
This grim and painstaking analysis of plans for operations Olympic and Coronet (the invasions of Kyushu and Honshu) argues that dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a military necessity that hastened the end of WW II and saved possibly millions of Japanese and American lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Most of the criticism here goes to Republicans—largely because they are in power—but the wealth of detail offered by Mann and Ornstein gives partisanship a good name."
The United States Congress has ceased to be a deliberative body, according to two eminent political scientists with some ideas about how to fix it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Precisely the sort of argument that causes a stir in establishment D.C. but only small waves elsewhere."
Two scholars examine how today's hyperpartisanship has crippled our government. Read full book review >

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DECK THE HALLS by Norman Rockwell
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Families will enjoy looking at Rockwell's work together for a glimpse of Christmases of yesteryear, and adult fans will find this a delightful holiday pleasure. (Picture book. 5-adult)"
Selected illustrations with Christmas or winter settings have been culled from Rockwell's extensive work and arranged in this volume to accompany the words to the traditional carol. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2008

"An interesting, approachable retelling of a well-established history."
A readable look at the rulers of the Jewish people, spanning more than a millennium. Read full book review >

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MUGABE by Andrew Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"Well-written, though doesn't offer much more than any recent edition of, say, the CIA World Factbook—save that Norman's righteous indignation is joined by some truly horrific photographs that provide more evidence of the regime's brutality."
Condemnatory biography of the now 84-year-old Zimbabwean dictator who has made news—none good—since 1980 and regularly figures in the headlines today for rigging elections and disappearing opponents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Useful and interesting socialist takes on 20th-century history, but far short of the compelling social prophecy to which it aspires."
An analysis of 20th-century social reform that explores Western history and economics in order to comment on the current state and future prospects of socialism. Read full book review >

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THE DRUID KING by Norman Spinrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2003

"Humorless, occasionally ponderous, but interesting. And no pesky translating."
The Gallic side of Julius Caesar's campaigns comes to bloody life in a story about Vercingetorix, one of the future emperor's noblest foes. Read full book review >