This book on the Indian Wars, published a few years ago, stayed with member David Bland and changed his way of thinking about global events in the 21st century. So he is sharing a review.Read More
Ethical Culture Review of Books
Welcome to the Ethical Culture Review of Books, reviews written by members and friends of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County and, we hope soon, by members and friends of Ethical Culture societies nationwide. We invite your comments on any review.
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Editorial Board: Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County members Marc Bernstein, who is also former archivist for the American Ethical Union; Joseph Chuman, leader of the Society, and Theresa Forsman.
Reviewed by Doris Friedensohn Leonard Lauder’s memoir, The Company I Keep (HarperCollins, 2020), celebrates family and a storied, multi-billion-dollar family business. Now in his late ’80’s, the author still exudes an almost youthful passion for building the Estée Lauder Company. Lauder’s enthusiasm extends to family members, colleagues, employees–and even to competitors in the world of women’s cosmetics. The […]
For those who ask what was accomplished in the Sixties and whether the gains from that time have eroded, who wonder if our nation today, with Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and climate strikes, is built on the lessons of the Sixties, a new book, “Our Sixties, An Activist’s History,” by Paul Lauter, offers answers.Read More
In the year before his death in 2017, retired literature professor Richard Lettis compiled many of his thoughts on atheism, as well as the convictions of philosophers, poets, and scientists, living and dead, on the topic. The result is “A-Theism: Believe It or Not.”Read More
In this memoir, lucky survivor Gabriel Brownstein takes the reader into doctors’ offices and emergency rooms but also into his life, including his happy marriage, his work, and his hobbies. The journey, says reviewer Doris Friedensohn, is riveting.Read More
Author: Doris Friedensohn (Full Court Press, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 2018) Reviewed by Theresa Forsman “The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: It rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a chunk of melon in the dust.” Elizabeth Bowen, Irish-born author, 1899-1973 […]