Search Results: "Tony Wagner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Of some interest to curriculum-reform advocates and policy planners but without the fire and grace of Ivan Illich, Neil Postman, and others."
Public education is underfunded and undervalued. An education expert and a venture capitalist look to improve the situation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2001

"In many ways, a laudable template for restructuring education, but unlikely to have much impact."
A sweeping if muddled plan to reshape the nation's educational system—beginning with the community, not the classroom. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A seminal analysis promising hope for the future through small wonders in the classroom."
Furthering the awareness campaign on the benefits of "collaborative, hands-on, interdisciplinary" schooling. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY CHAIR by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"Wagner meditates on our fundamental cravings for connections—both human and divine—and meanings—both personal and cosmic—with wit, compassion and a sharp eye for the lies we tell ourselves."
Casting himself as a story collector, Wagner links two novellas, two narratives separated in time yet bound by a common motif: the empty chair, where loss, grief and death are seated. Read full book review >

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SEIZURE by Erica Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Wagner's clean, sturdy prose imparts an inevitability to what is taboo, but some gratuitous mystification prevents a complete surrender to her spell."
The elemental passions of two siblings fuel this first novel, whose contemporary trappings fall away to reveal a fable outside time. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ASSASSIN by Hilary Wagner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The ending satisfies, but there are some definite loose ends. Look forward to more adventures in Nightshade City. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
The second installment of The Nightshade Chronicles doesn't disappoint. Read full book review >

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Conquest Defiled by Robert Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2013

"A tale of war, love and religious strife by a promising new novelist."
A young man struggles against family, church and state to find love and a life of his own. Read full book review >

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FORCE MAJEURE by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Richly done boffo winner."
Smashing debut novel in which screenwriter Bud Wiggin, a Thomas Wolfe for failed screenwriters, seems to be a stand-in for author Wagner—screenwriter of the stupid but successful Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills and Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"Great plans, but do the economists have an army?"
Let economists rule and the earth be spared. Read full book review >

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A MOVIE...AND A BOOK by Daniel Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2004

"No meaning, but easy to read, even sort of fun, like a comic book."
Wagner debuts with a little toy about deep thoughts for those who probably don't really want to have them but may think they do. Read full book review >

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STILL HOLDING by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A brutal phantasmagoria on the pleasures and perils of the dream factory."
Strivers in Hollywood: some rise to fame, others fall into the flames. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wagner—knowledgeable, perceptive, and wise—guides us gracefully through Hughes's poems so that we see with a new clarity his responses to his life with Plath, and to her lamentable death. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The literary editor of the Times (of London) revisits the oft-told lives of Hughes and Plath, focusing on Hughes's Birthday Letters (1998), the volume he addressed to Plath shortly before his death. Read full book review >