Search Results: "Allan H. Meltzer"


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WHY CAPITALISM? by Allan H. Meltzer
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A lively, politically challenging contribution to a developing discussion on how to change international monetary arrangements."
Meltzer (Political Economy/Carnegie Mellon Univ.; A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 1, 1951-1969, 2010, etc.) provides a concise alternative to current economic policies for those who look with suspicion at the writings of economists and financial specialists. Read full book review >

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CHINA IN TEN WORDS by Yu Hua
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"More engaging than profound, Yu Hua's essays say much about the continuing enigma that is China."
Acclaimed Chinese novelist Yu Hua (Brothers, 2010, etc.) offers a series of essays that combine memoir and trenchant social critique. Read full book review >

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CRIES IN THE DRIZZLE by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A grainy montage of suffering and survival, by turns morbid and mordant."
Now in English translation, the 1991 novel by bestselling Chinese author Yu Hua (To Live, 2003). Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH DAY by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Compelling moments and black humor go some way toward relieving the lugubrious funk of this episodic work, which might adapt well as a one-man show for John Leguizamo but falls short of being a fully realized novel."
In this melancholy view of the afterlife, dying without a burial place leaves a man in limbo, where he revisits his life through memories and the spirits he encounters. Read full book review >

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BOY IN THE TWILIGHT by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Menacing vignettes from a crowded, hardhearted corner of the globe."
Thirteen new translations of stories by one of China's most outspoken critics of the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Compassionate, useful reading related by an expert in his field."
A renowned neurologist examines some important questions: "[W]hat does it mean to be the patient faced with these seismic problems, and how is a connection made with the physician who embodies the knowledge that can make it better?" Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 30, 1990

A cogent survey of the historical roots of the fast ten amendments; how they were written "to strengthen the democratic standard of equality proclaimed as a self-evident truth in the Declaration of Independence"; and a brief exposition of each of their provisions, followed by more detailed accounts of how these have fared in the last 200 years. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 15, 1965

"As before, there are introductory comments, index, reading list."
This is the second in this chronologically arranged collection of source materials about the Negro in this country (the first volume was reviewed in 1964, p. 1018, J-332). Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 13, 1975

"Strong, sensitive charcoal drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein."
Where most books on the immigrant experience tend to concentrate on the accomplishments of notable individuals, Meltzer consistently relates the course of American Jewry to its European roots. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

"An excellent source that also makes engrossing reading."
A cogent survey of the historical roots of the fast ten amendments; how they were written "to strengthen the democratic standard of equality proclaimed as a self-evident truth in the Declaration of Independence"; and a brief exposition of each of their provisions, followed by more detailed accounts of how these have fared in the last 200 years. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 9, 1980

"How-ever, the somber subject can absorb them."
Meltzer surveys the history of slavery from ancient times, pointing out that it has existed on all continents (in Africa before Europeans got involved) but in most societies was considered a matter of poor luck rather than inferior birth. Read full book review >

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THE TENTH JUSTICE by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1997

"Meltzer spins a mean paranoid fantasy that'll have you turning pages in a frenzy to learn whether Ben and his equally strung-out buddies ever grow up. (Literary Guild super release; film rights to Fox 2000; author tour)"
Loose lips sink careers in this barn-burning first novel about a Supreme Court clerk who runs his mouth to a disastrously ill-chosen confidant. Read full book review >