Search Results: "William H. Polonsky"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2000

"For the establishment line, Touchette's The Diabetes Problem Solver is better; for context and consolation, try Butterfield and Roney."
The American Diabetes Association here attempts a more realistic tone in helping with the stresses of long-term management of the disease—but doesn't even come close to addressing the anguish and uncertainty reported by recent authors with diabetes, and thus can't really help wrestle with those demons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 28, 1947

"A useful book, quick highspotting of modern history in the making, brief pen portraits of the leaders."
Current interest in and concern with Greece and our commitments there will make this book of immediate interest to many who have not previously provided a market. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE EYED GIRL by William H Goodson III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A compassionate, well-written novel with memorable characters and skillfully expressed insights."
A Nebraska girl attending a Midwestern college in the 1960s is taken advantage of by an unscrupulous foreign student, something she takes decades to fully understand. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 1992

"A timely, accessible wake-up call for policy-makers—and those who put them in office."
The end of the cold war has caused socioeconomic dislocations as Pentagon suppliers adapt to new realities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 2003

"A reminder, for general readers, of the high stakes at risk in the Revolution, and of the chance turns that changed the course of the game."
For anyone betting on the outcome of the American Revolution in October 1780, the smart money would have been on King George. A year later, against all the odds, Britain was vanquished—a turnabout that forms the lively subject here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 9, 1974

"It is a model which has tacitly informed his work for some time; its explicit enunciation is enlightening."
McNeill wishes to "demonstrate the feasability as well as the importance of explicitly seeking an overall interpretive scheme for European history." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 1991

"In light of the limited options available to professional Navy planners, however, one may question whether history would have unfolded very much differently without Bywater's input. (Sixteen pages of photographs- -not seen.)"
Here, New York Times chief cultural correspondent Honan (Ted Kennedy, 1972) contends that Hector C. Bywater, at various times a British naval correspondent, undercover agent, investigator, and naval war-games addict, virtually ``invented the Pacific War.'' Bywater's prophetic writings in the 20's and 30's strongly influenced naval officers—some called him the successor to Alfred Thayer Mahan. Read full book review >

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KITSUNE MATSURI by William H. Johnston
Released: April 12, 2012

"A charming, fun first effort sure to appeal to fans of Japanese culture in spite of a few awkward edges."
Johnston's debut novel is travel narrative, fantasy and coming-of-age saga woven with magic, nobility of spirit and idealized—almost courtly—love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"A finely written, saddening look at a complex idealist, and at what when wrong with him—and with America. (Photographs)"
A compelling life and psychological portrait of Allard Lowenstein—a prime architect of the 60's civil-rights and antiwar movements—that tells a larger story as well: of postwar American liberalism's optimistic rise and disappointing fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Seemingly unswayed by our era's critical grandstanding, this professor of English reminds us that visionary criticism is an act of possibility whose highest task is not persuasion but expansion of minds."
As demonstrated in these essays (most of which appeared in the Hudson Review), Pritchard's sympathetic, kinetic engagement with the canon has always distinguished him from other voices of the academy. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH PAPERS by William H. Pritchard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A subtle, modest chronicle, yet one that often burns with a hard, gemlike flame."
A quietly fierce, resoundingly literate pedagogic autobiography. Read full book review >