Search Results: "Walter Russell Mead"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2001

"A clear, crisp analysis, refreshingly free of jargon and cant. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A political scientist (Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition, not reviewed) proposes that four "schools" compete for dominance in American foreign policy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"A remarkable piece of historical analysis bound to provoke discussion and argument in foreign-policy circles."
A Council on Foreign Relations scholar examines the biggest geopolitical story of modern times: the birth, rise and continuing growth of Anglo-American power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2004

"Part pessimism, part pipe-dream: overall, an interesting exercise in geopolitical description—and prescription."
Yes, Virginia, America does aspire to rule the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 18, 1977

"Written in the unencumbered style of Blackberry Winter, with the same regard for paradox and continuities, her letters furnish a vivid, uncensored overview of emerging sensitivities and the shaping of a discipline."
When Margaret Mead left for Samoa in 1925, she had never been abroad, never spoken a foreign language, never spent a day alone. Read full book review >

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DAWN AND DUSK by Alice Mead
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"It's an important story, and any reader, young or old, wishing to know more about Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Sudan and other troubled spots of the modern world would do well to start with Mead's many informative works. (Fiction. 10+)"
It was an ordinary day when the bombs fell over Sardasht, Iran. Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG AND THE REVEREND by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A fine follow-up. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mead's prose is fluid and rhythmic in this sequel to Junebug (1995). Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 1995

"Readers will be rooting for Junebug and his dreams all the way. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Reeve McClain, Jr.Junebughas a dream of one day escaping the decrepit housing project in which he, little sister Tasha, and his mother are forced to live, a dream in which he's a ship's captain, sailing free. Read full book review >

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THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2016

"A historical-hodgepodge guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A runaway countess escapes an arranged marriage through a business that brings brides to the most eligible bachelors of the New World of Adoria. Read full book review >

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MALE AND FEMALE by Margaret Mead
Released: Oct. 20, 1929

Sub-titled "A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World", this tri-partite analysis, based on anthropological insights, examines firstly the differences and the similarities of the bodies of human beings on which our concepts of sex are built; secondly the problems of sex in society, in family life; and finally, the sexes in contemporary America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 9, 1969

"Perhaps the real point is that the word 'generation' has lost meaning and we must substitute a new term for groups only five or six years apart who act as the links between those who came before and those who come after."
"The future is now," Margaret Mead says as the coda of her series of three essays developed from the Man and Nature lectures at the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >

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SOUNDLESS by Richelle Mead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Readers hoping for non-Western fantasy alternatives need to look elsewhere. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Bestselling teen author Mead weaves Chinese folklore, themes of family, courage, and loyalty, plus her signature romance into her first stand-alone fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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MADAME SQUIDLEY AND BEANIE by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Fans of Junebug will enjoy Beanie. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Beatrice Kingsley, Beanie, has spent the summer hanging out with her younger brother Jeremiah—Jerm—and their neighbor and Beanie's best friend Charles, who has to wear a back brace when at home. Read full book review >