Search Results: "William M. Kunstler"


BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE AS A RADICAL LAWYER by William M. Kunstler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"One would have hoped for more from a man who has stood up for justice in courtrooms often determined to undermine it."
In this bafflingly disappointing autobiography, Kunstler, radical lawyer extraordinaire, is once again arguing a difficult case—this time his own. 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 >

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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 >

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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

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: April 26, 2016

"Focused, committed, convincing, and composed in moderate language that will appeal to those all along the political continuum."
Two political scientists argue that our Constitution, perhaps suitable for the late 18th century, no longer works well. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN by M. William Phelps
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A thoroughly reported procedural too much repetition and heavy-handed foreshadowing."
Thorough account of a quadruple murder in a Houston suburb in 2003. Read full book review >

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POLITICS OF DEATH by William M. Kirtley
Released: June 6, 2012

"An impartial account of Oregon's seminal role in assisted suicide."
Political scientist Kirtley details the impassioned birth of Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. Read full book review >

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THE VAMPIRES OF EDEN by William M. O'Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"A literary novel by a writer with promise."
O'Brien's debut novel tells the story of a semisuccessful writer who moves back to his native Chouteauville, Mo. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >