Search Results: "Alan Boss"


BOOK REVIEW

BOSS by Jennifer Paige
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Harsh, gritty, and realistically character-driven, this detailed look at project life should gratify anyone who loves a well-told, convincing urban tale."
In Paige's intense debut novel, the loves, ambitions, and treacheries of assorted characters play out against the backdrop of life in New York's projects. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Solid coverage of one of the most exciting topics in science, but the bureaucratic infighting almost spoils the party."
An astronomer's tale of the search for extrasolar planets, including a critique of NASA's role. Read full book review >

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BOSS by Tracy Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Implausible and unpleasant."
Crystal Scott has worked her way to editor-in-chief of a popular magazine, and while she's achieved a dream position, there's a darker motivation behind her ambition. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"His own story, however, turns out to be mundane. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Alexander sets a standard of thoroughness for future works on Paton, but the treasures unearthed by his impressive research are few and far between in this tell-too-much biography. Read full book review >

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BOSS LIFE by Paul Downs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Refreshingly absent of bulleted lists and sidebars, this is a welcome addition to the literature of business ownership. Read it—and then get help."
Want to be your own boss? You might think twice after reading this large-hearted memoir from a frequently exasperated business owner. Read full book review >

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MOB BOSS by Jerry Capeci
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A raw and fascinating account of one mobster's daily activities and career."
Veteran New York reporters tell the story of a Mafia kingpin's rise to power, his decision to leave the mob and his role in testifying against his former partners in crime. Read full book review >

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LUCKY ALAN by Jonathan Lethem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Lethem's humor ranges from rueful to sly to 'big silly,' and his careful, mostly unshowy writing has a gift for charming a reader into almost anything."
These nine stories by a leading American writer almost all bend away from realism, and one goes well into fantasy, while offering choice prose and insights. Read full book review >

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ALAN LOMAX by John Szwed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"Despite its wealth of detail, this is a portrait left half-painted."
Overdue, hagiographic biography of the folk-song collector. Read full book review >

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BOSS CUPID by Thom Gunn
Released: April 1, 2000

"A lithe and lyrical volume by a master of contemporary poetry."
Gunn's lengthy and distinguished poetic career includes numerous volumes of poetry and essays, as well as a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lila Acheson Wallace/Reader's Digest Fellowship. Read full book review >

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COOL BOSS by Can Akdeniz
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Akdeniz draws a clear picture of the destination but doesn't provide much of a road map for getting there."
In his latest work, Akdeniz (MBA 2.0: Master the Most Innovative Ideas in Business, 2013) explains why coolness is the core component of being a great modern leader. Read full book review >

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THE BOSS by Stan Pottinger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Cardboard characters, clichéd writing and plots, counterplots and counter-counterplots."
A sonar device that can detect underwater oil passes hands among a slate of characters out for revenge in this latest from Pottinger (The Last Nazi, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALAN JAY LERNER by Edward Jablonski
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1996

"However, he relies on the standard literature in retelling Lerner's life, barely moving beyond a handful of well-known sources for further insights. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable biography of a noted Broadway and film lyricist/librettist. Read full book review >