“Robert Kanigel knits together a handsome pattern as he traces the inherent drama within the destinies on the page—and in recollection by themselves and others—of the Blasket Islanders.
“Ms. Vanderkam's interesting book argues that much of what we want is within reach. ‘Every dollar is a choice,’ and often we make those choices without thinking them through. . . .
“. . . there can be no universal recipe for establishing oases of multicultural peace throughout every nook and cranny of our shrinking globe.
“Many of the poems in Place are deeply contemplative and philosophical.
“In Search of the Miraculous aptly captures the tension involved in reconciling the artist’s aspirations to do great work and the client’s objectives.
“Save this book for a day when you really need a lift. It can be read in one sitting and will restore your faith in humanity.”
“Ms. Robinson is correct to point out that liberalism and religion are not incompatible and that there are enough historical examples and living persons bearing witness to the fact.
“King Abdullah closes the book with his hope of success and his fear of failure in the process. The title, Our Last Best Chance is not accidentally chosen.
“. . . a reader may take fault with the conclusions in Liars and Outliers.
“Ms. Thompson focuses her keen eye, sharp pen, and exasperated sense of humor on the familiar, everyday madness of raising teenagers. . . . Ms.
“The current financial crisis is explained concisely with eloquence. Understanding what is happening and what is to be done is reason enough to read Financial Turmoil. . . . Dr.
“. . . politics and foreign policy wonks will love this book.
“Rethinking Depression: How to Shed Mental Health Labels and Create Personal Meaning by Eric Maisel explores some significant issues with the way depression is currently diagnosed
“The Astaires: Fred and Adele is a page-turner of a biography, briskly written and immaculately researched.
Like many social scientists probing the phenomenon of two decades of school shooting rampages, Jessie Klein, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Adelphi University, examined ea
In this carefully prepared history dominated by the larger-than-life player Babe Ruth, author Robert Fitts corrects the errors of previous books about the famous baseball tour of Japan 1934.
“Beaton in Vogue is a perfect book for the uninitiated or those of us who need to be reminded of the photographic genius that was Cecil Beaton.”
“. . . a classic for the ages, a supremely truthful look at the horrors of war and a battle that shaped who we became as a people.
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“What emerges from this authoritative yet accessible collection is a portrait of one of America’s most original and intuitive thinkers, a man for all seasons, along with the fruits of his w
“Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism is a compelling book that challenges some current ideas and program
“Our experience through Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World by Ruth Colvin is both humbling and enlightening.
“Would that the words, sentences, and paragraphs of Pot Farm were as resin-drenched as we are told. It would have mellowed the thing, allowed some consciousness to stream.
“There are no vagaries in The Actor as Storyteller. Everything, right down to the section on ‘Knowing the right people’ is realistic, specific, and precise. Mr.
“Those who share Dr. Foley’s ‘admiration and respect for the movement’ will find this book invigorating.