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Barry Silverstein, Book Reviewer

Barry Silverstein is a former direct marketing executive and is currently a freelance writer. He is an avid reader and long time reviewer of nonfiction books for Foreword Reviews.

Book Review

Big Lonely Doug

by Barry Silverstein

The educational, engaging story of a single tree that became symbolic of environmental activism, "Big Lonely Doug" by Harley Rustad dramatizes the conflict between human consumption and the environment. The story revolves around a... Read More

Book Review

The Oasis This Time

by Barry Silverstein

Rebecca Lawton’s powerful and poetic "The Oasis This Time" celebrates water as a precious natural resource. Though its essays focus primarily on water in the western US, the book also explores humanity’s complex relationship with... Read More

Book Review

Resurrection of the Wild

by Barry Silverstein

Deborah Fleming’s "Resurrection of the Wild" celebrates and explore’s Ohio’s ecology and resources. The book’s perspective is personal—Fleming is an Ohio native. She traces her relationship with the state and its natural... Read More

Book Review

Sudden Spring

by Barry Silverstein

Part of what makes "Sudden Spring" so compelling is that Rick Van Noy is not a scientist who studies climate change; rather, he writes from the perspective of a curious, concerned citizen who wants to understand its impact. With a... Read More

Book Review

Farming for the Long Haul

by Barry Silverstein

Michael Foley is the ideal author for a book about the future of farming: He operates a small family farm and knows what it means to work the land. He also knows the perils that small farmers face. Foley writes with eloquence and reason,... Read More

Book Review

Overrun

by Barry Silverstein

Environmental journalist Andrew Reeves labels "Overrun" “an environmental travelogue.” In it, he follows the Asian carp along its invasive path through North America. In some respects, the book reads like a modern-day horror tale, in... Read More

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