Search Results: "William M. James"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"An intriguing look at the concept of God's covenant that needs to be much more clearly stated."
An exploration of the concept of covenantal life in biblical times and the modern era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 12, 1973

"It is a reference book all college and church libraries must add to their lists."
A new edition of a highly respected and widely used classic now appears to make available to a new generation the early original insights of Prof. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. RAVENBACH'S WAY by William M. Akers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"An edgy, subversive revenge fantasy in which kids speak truth to power. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A tyrannical fourth-grade teacher wreaks havoc in a young boy's life, until a day of reckoning changes everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2008

"Phelps provides useful perspective on 18th-century mores that made spies like Hale initially reviled by both sides, but his narrative could use more depth."
A new look at the Connecticut preacher's son who became an icon of patriotic sacrifice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Murphy, if neglecting the wider artistic developments of the Irish revival around them, exhaustively chronicles the family's multifaceted creative personalities. (101 illustrations, not seen)"
Ably following his National Book Awardnominated biography of John Butler Yeats (Prodigal Father, not reviewed), Murphy creates a detailed portrait of the Yeats family that establishes it as one rivaling the Jameses for genius. ``We are not a normal family,'' confessed Yeats once to a correspondent, understating the matter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A cautionary tale of free markets run amuck. Adler (Land of Opportunity, 1995) has produced an intelligent work of industrial history."
A first-rate account of the complex social, political, and economic factors that turned an $8-an-hour Paterson, New Jersey, job into one that paid 65 cents an hour in Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Stronger in research than storytelling, Adler reveals the man beneath the myth, detailing the life that spawned the legend."
Well-researched revelations about the union martyr and prolific protest songwriter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE THE MUSIC LASTS by William M. Bulger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 1996

"Of little specific concern to anyone uninterested in Massachusetts politics, Bulger's account is nonetheless an engaging, frequently funny look at politics at its most local. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
From the leader of the Massachusetts Senate, a colorful, anecdote-filled memoir of a political life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2001

"An unusual and important approach to an uneasy history."
A grisly but well-executed compendium of the extreme cruelty practiced by American Indians and settlers alike during the 268 years of the Indian Wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Of interest mostly to those concerned about the health of American higher education, but Chace's quiet, modest voice is intelligent and appealing."
A guided tour of academe, from the author's years as a student at Haverford in the 1950s through his recent retirement as president of Emory University. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A do-better lecture from an ivory-tower tenant, marred his inability to analyze, let alone explain, the ideals he professes and the institutions he challenges."
An academic's murky, meandering, and tedious case for the arguable proposition that America's learned professions should pay more systematic attention to the common weal. Read full book review >