Search Results: "Todd Gitlin"


BOOK REVIEW

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: 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 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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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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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: 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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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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OPERATION MASSACRE by Rodolfo Walsh
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A chilling, lucid work, beautifully translated by Gitlin, which serves as a great example of journalistic integrity."
A mesmerizing, prophetic tour de force of investigative journalism exposing the pervasive thuggishness of the Argentine military elite. Originally published in 1957, this is the first English-language edition. Read full book review >

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CYBER ATTACK by Martin Gitlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2015

"A bare-bones introduction for readers without a pre-existing interest. (source notes, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
A quick history of hacking, from the "phone phreaks" of the 1960s to today's attacks on commercial data stores large and small. Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOOD TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
by Mark Todd, illustrated by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A tasty treat on trucks and takeout. (Picture book. 3-7)"