Search Results: "Todd Gitlin"


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LETTERS TO A YOUNG ACTIVIST by Todd Gitlin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Good, provocative stuff: thinking, decent, inclusive."
A rumination on experience and the spirit of political militancy from longtime activist and media gadfly Gitlin (Journalism & Sociology/Columbia Univ.; Media Unlimited, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE INTELLECTUALS AND THE FLAG by Todd Gitlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2006

"Spotty and derivative."
Gitlin (Journalism and Sociology/Columbia Univ.) discusses modern politics, the media and activist intellectuals in seven disjointed essays. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2002

"Diffuse."
Thousands and thousands of channels, but nothing on. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"A fine introduction to a nascent movement in progress, characterized as one with great potential but an undetermined future."
Longtime politics and culture writer Gitlin (Journalism and Sociology/Columbia Univ.; Undying, 2011, etc.) looks at the insurgent Occupy protest movement in the United States. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICE by Todd Gitlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1999

"Paul's part in this fractured tale is often heavy-going, but Chester's journals and the world they evoke provide a fine portrait of a tortured soul who, wholly by accident and only for a moment, found paradise."
Culture-critic Gitlin takes another stab at fiction (The Murder of Albert Einstein, 1992), surpassing his earlier effort with the story of a long-strained father-son relationship, fathomed only after the father's suicide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 1995

"Provocative and convincing reading that will doubtless earn Gitlin demerits from the PC orthodox. (Author tour)"
A noted cultural historian prophesies the demise of the American Left in the current battles over political correctness. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF ALBERT EINSTEIN by Todd Gitlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A clever story, told at hyper-speed."
First-novelist Gitlin draws on his expertise as media critic and recent historian (Vertical Hold, 1983; The Sixties, 1987) to produce this tough-talking, savvy, but finally wearying thriller- -featuring an aging blond TV correspondent, the Sixties icon who radicalized her, and their frantic search for the man who murdered Einstein. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A nuanced, carefully considered comparison of the deep-seated beliefs that pervade both groups."
A treatise on the roots and consequences of believing that one's people and oneself are chosen by God, specifically in the cases of Israel and the United States. Read full book review >

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IN TODD WE TRUST by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Instead of satire, readers get a zany adventure, which would be perfectly satisfactory—if it were zany enough. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This sequel to By the Grace of Todd (2014) sees the return of the title character and his acolytes.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A humorous, lively and humane memoir."
A stand-up comedian's upfront account of the personal struggles with homosexuality that underlay his successful career as an entertainer. Read full book review >

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The Dash of Dr. Todd by Howard E. Adkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2009

"An original, well-researched novel that combines exciting plot twists with thought-provoking themes."
In this novel, Adkins (Hannity's Curse, 2009, etc.), a retired physician, imagines a young doctor's journey to the Western frontier during the Gold Rush. Read full book review >

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BY THE GRACE OF TODD by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"The 'to be continued' on the final page reads like a threat. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Can a kid who killed his hermit crab through neglect save a brand new civilization? Read full book review >