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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

Out of the Woods

by Barry Silverstein

In "Out of the Woods", Julia Corbett writes about nature and the environment around her with a sense of wonder but also a kind of self-reflective melancholy. She recognizes, for example, that despite seeing and hearing the birds in her... Read More

Book Review

Arctic Solitaire

by Barry Silverstein

Across a three-year period, photographer Paul Souders took four unaccompanied boat trips to Canada’s Hudson Bay. His objective was to find “the polar bear of [his] dreams” and photograph the wild animal “living, hunting, and... Read More

Book Review

Carleton Watkins

by Barry Silverstein

Carleton Watkins may not be a name known to contemporary artists and art critics, but his exceptional photographs of the American West, taken during the mid- to late-1800s, “did more to make the West a part of the United States” than... Read More

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