"A welcome pinprick in the bloated hot air balloon of management advice-should accompany The 8th Habit or Raving Fans in the same manner that The Wealth of Nations should accompany Das Kapital."
A necessary icy dash of pessimism in the warm sea of feckless optimism that is the business management genre. Read full book review >

"Tolerable, but not special. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
This simple chronicle of Garrett Morgan's development of the gas mask has an engaging plot and a satisfying ending, but offers little technical explanation. Read full book review >


"Visually pleasing, but thin. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
This appealing small-scale introduction to inventor Jan Earnst Matzeliger offers pleasant illustrations but too little nitty-gritty detail. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 15, 2009

"An efficient guide to improving the effectiveness of any online marketing effort."
A trio of digital-marketing experts explains the huge gap between the number of people who visit websites in response to online campaigns and the number who become customers-and offers a well-tested approach to achieve better results. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1991

"An effective call to action, though providing no cures. (4-page photo insert)"
A young American doctor puts his healing skills to use in the slums of Port-au-Prince-and calls to the outside world for assistance. Read full book review >

Released: May 7, 2001

"Lacks punch because it lacks supporting evidence."
An observer's thoughts on America's perceived moral decline and its government's tendency toward autocracy. Read full book review >

"A generally clear-minded, empowering book by a sympathetic professional who might well cause readers to wish he were their family doctor."
A physician shares anecdotes—some sentimental, some dry-eyed—about his youthful patients and their parents. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 13, 2006

"Solid research, but overlong to the point of rambling-probably better left online."
A neuroscientist unearths the causes of climate change in a well-researched but discursive essay collection. Read full book review >
MAN AND HIS PLANET by James E. Jr. Strickling
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"A readable, enjoyable, even believable book whose greatest value is the promotion of unbiased critical analysis."
Challenging evolution and creationism, Strickling concludes that Earth's past, including the creation of life, is largely shaped by the planet's history of catastrophic events. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 22, 2008

"Perfect for the stalled worker seeking a new definition of the good life."
A successful businessman pens an evolved guide on how to balance life, work and pleasure. Read full book review >
Released: May 21, 2009

"An inspiring story of beating the odds."
A motivational autobiography of the nation's first African-American dean of a major medical school. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 23, 2005

"A sound guide designed to help people make sensible plans for a successful retirement."
Personal finance guidebooks are often more confusing than helpful; Frank provides refreshing relief. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >