Reviews of a Reenchanted World

"The Usefulness of Cranks," The New Republic.
-Jackson Lear, September 30, 2009

"A Reenchanted World: The Quest for a New Kinship with Nature" Anglican Theological Review
- Johnson, Jay Emerson, Fall 2009.

Alan Sheetz, "No Natural Enemies: Review of A Reenchanted World,"
-Green Dynamid, August, 2009.

"How To Save Earth: Love It Or Leave It" Newsweek.
-By Daniel Stone, May 4, 2009.

“Maybe just in time (and maybe not), we are rediscovering the world that we had buried under a mountain of abstractions—‘economy,’ ‘culture,’ ‘faith.’ Our planet is actually at the heart of all of these, and thank heaven some are reaching back for that vestigial memory.”
—Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future


“Of all the holes in the human heart, perhaps none is bigger than the space once occupied by our connections to wild things and the rhythms of nature. A Reenchanted World reveals the many ways in which our self-imposed exile from our original network of natural relationships is civilization’s most disorienting misstep. Fortunately for us, James William Gibson gives us a compass back to that very sane, very grounded place. This is a wisely haunting, soulful book.”
—Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean and Voyage of the Turtle


“An important history of the reconnection with our animal origins. Gibson’s charting of the slow, rocky road to human awareness of our place in the natural world is well worth reading.”
—Benjamin Kilham, author of Among the Bears: Raising Orphan Cubs in the Wild


“A fast-paced and highly rewarding account of the struggle to realize a deeper consciousness of the human relationship with nature—before it is too late.”
—James Gustave Speth, author of The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

Publishers Weekly Review

Reviews of Warrior Dreams

“Fighting the war at home: After Vietnam, feeding the cult of the paramilitary warrior,”
Scott Thomas. The Buffalo News. March 6, 1994.

“A familiar face in New War crowd” Jory Farr. The Press Enterprise. May 7, 1995.

“The ‘Rambo’ Culture,” Frank Rich. New York Times. May 11, 1995.

“Where the Boys Are” Kathy Deacon, The Nation. April 1994.

Books of the Times; Revisiting Vietnam on Fantasy’s Odd Battlefields. 2-11-94.
New York Times. (review of Warrior Dreams Paramilitary…

“Exposing America’s ‘warrior syndrome’,” Robert Compton. The Dallas Morning News.
Oct. 31, 1988.

“Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America.”
James D. Bratt. Christian Century. Nov 1, 1995

Dreams of Vietnam: Robert McNamara and the New Minutemen. James D. Bratt.
Christian Century. Nov 1, 1995.

Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America. 22-DEC-95.
Horner, Donald H., Jr. Armed Forces & Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Militarized Masculinity. CL Williams. 1994

“Playing with Guns,” Davis Morrell, Washington Post, 13 March 1994.

“Playing with Guns,” The Washington Post, 3-13-1994, David Morrell

“Vietnam and its Aftermath: Inside the American male psyche, Rambo meets
Ronald Reagan,” Robert Andersen, Chicago Tribune, May 15, 1994.

Reviews of The Perfect War

“The Perfect War,” John Horton, Monthly Review, November 1988.

”Parable in the Jungle,” US News & World Report. 3-2-1987