Search Results: "Alan Greenspan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Sober without being dour and with a perhaps surprisingly optimistic conclusion. For policy wonks and readers with a grasp of basic economics, a refreshing re-examination of doctrine, reality and effect."
Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Greenspan (The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, 2007, etc.) lightens up on free market orthodoxies to ponder the fact that people do not always behave, economically, as we wish them to—and neither do markets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"This is for the faithful only—those who flaunt dollar signs rather than sense."
In these papers collected from her cultist Objectivist News-Letter, the white goddess of laissez-faire capitalism continues the fervent dialogue between herself and those minds most at ease in the 19th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2011

"Hilarity is missing, but sincerity abounds."
A self-described "former fat guy" pilots Generation Facebook through the rough sea of love and sex. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WELLS BROWN by Ezra Greenspan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"A solid biography of a deserving subject."
A scholar fills in the gaps in the life of a former slave who became one of the most famous African-Americans of the 19th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A must-read study of the power of democracy and shared memory to shape our public spaces."
A well-tempered account of the fraught political struggles over the reconstruction of the World Trade Center. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 29, 1989

In First Feelings (1985), pediatrician Greenspan described the stages of a child's emotional development. Read full book review >

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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TEL AVIV NOIR by Etgar Keret
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Editors Keret and Gavron stress not what makes Tel Aviv unique but what it has in common with other cities: its people's endless, often fruitless struggle to cash in on a losing hand."
Even in the Holy Land, people find ingenious ways to screw up their own lives, as the latest entry in Akashic's Noir series proves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Long-winded, but well-reasoned: a provocative, useful aid in understanding the ongoing debate on human development."
Two psychologists team up for a thorough, fairly readable study of cognitive development from earliest hominids to humans, placing strenuous emphasis on emotional interaction between infant and caregiver outlined in Greenspan's The Growth of the Mind (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A fine nonfiction collection, marred only by its rather odd title. (bibliography) (Nonfiction/collective biography. 9-14)"
Each of the five people profiled in this fascinating collection has won a National Heritage Fellowship, but young readers probably won't care about that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AWESOME, ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT & CRAZ by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers may question Matt's and Craz's intelligence, but if the plot is short on sense, the jokes almost always work, and that's a more important brand of magic any day. (Humor. 9-13)"
It turns out that a book doesn't need to make a lick of sense if it has enough baboons and pirates and aliens. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Read full book review >