Search Results: "Wallace Kaufman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 1994

"Kaufman comes across as a blend of science fetishist, free- market wonk, and immense sour grape—his good points sadly lost in the blather."
In classic jilted-lover style, former environmental activist Kaufman (The Beaches Are Moving, 1979) levels some sharp and deserving criticisms at the environmental movement, but loses credibility when he just can't find one good word for his former partner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1997

"He makes us understand the joys of both in this frank, passionate book. (maps and drawings, not seen)"
You may not have found your loins quivering at the thought of a rose-throated becard, but Kaufman (Lives of North American Birds, not reviewed) has, and here he sings sweetly about the birder's ineffable fascination with all things feathered. Read full book review >

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Trawling Twenty Centuries by Alexander Kaufman
Released: April 26, 2013

"A delightful read for anyone interested in Jewish history, museum design, or the intersection of the two."
A professional designer describes his contribution to the research and development of a new museum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Kaufman went looking for a pizza and ended up on Wall Street, giving a revealing view into commodity markets and food pricing."
Beginning with a simple question—"Why can't inexpensive, healthy, and delicious food be available to everyone?"—Harper's contributing editor Kaufman (A Short History of the American Stomach, 2008, etc.) embarked on an odyssey into pizza kitchens, tomato fields, biotech labs, United Nations conference rooms and commodities exchanges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF ELEANOR by Pamela Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Historical fiction for the Barbara Cartland set."
A romantic take on the powerful medieval queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD, PROTECTED LIFE by Joseph Kaufman
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Still, for a first, hortatory novel, this has an appealing narrative bounce."
A strenuously talky chronicle of a transcontinental, religious search brightened by sprinklings of humor, detailed African settings, and some sunbaked theological speculations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >

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POOKIE PUTS THE WORLD RIGHT by Ivy Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"Just the ticket for nostalgia buffs and silky-locked young hothouse flowers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Over 50 years old but never published on this side of the Atlantic, the winged bunny's fourth adventure is a cautionary take on the hazards of getting one's wish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOOSE YOUR DAYS by Paula Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2016

"This is the kind of book that will stick with readers, a meditation that they may not understand now but that, if digested, could have magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of Old Bear, Corky lives her life intentionally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODY GUTHRIE, AMERICAN RADICAL by Will Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"Not likely to hold wide appeal, but a solid choice for scholars and folk-music lefties."
Overdue rediscovery of folk music's great agitator. Read full book review >

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JEW BOY by Alan Kaufman
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An intriguing project—the tracing of the long shadow cast by the Holocaust on a Jewish Everyboy—but very unevenly executed."
Kaufman's (Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, 1999) grim memoir of a life defined by feelings of victimhood, traced chiefly to his mother—a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France. Read full book review >

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ON MONEY AND MARKETS by Henry Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Not exactly cheery, but definitely worth knowing. (Introduction by Paul A. Volcker)"
A superior course in economics (with a glimpse of biography) from "Dr. Gloom," the famous monetarist, financial forecaster, and bond guru who earned his sobriquet with his infallably honest, level, and sometimes unwelcome economic pronouncements. Read full book review >