Search Results: "B. Mark Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Exquisitely revealing and written with real polish: a first-class account."
A history of the modern stock market, detailing its transmogrification from a "gambling hell" run by speculators and cronies to a rational, sophisticated exchange open to all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A treat for policy wonks and students of economics—and worth reading for anyone who plays the market."
If you have a rage for chaos, you'll love the stock market—beg pardon, the equity culture—of the future. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO WINTER by Mark Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2017

"A breakout new series full of romance, danger, and a surprisingly engaging world. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 14-adult)"
A deadly virus has devastated the population of Australia, leaving pockets of humanity to survive as best as they can. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2007

"An appealing introduction to a mysterious phenomenon."
New York-based journalist Smith seeks to understand the experience of hearing voices. Read full book review >

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CITY OF WHORES by Mark B. Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A poignant tale of unrequited love and sexual longing that burns slowly and lingers like cigarette smoke."
In Perry's novel, a former actor reflects on life with a Hollywood power couple. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAW by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Satire doesn't get any broader or easier, but that doesn't mean that the book's not at least fitfully fun."
LA writer Smith is back with another frothy satire (Moist, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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CARAVAGGIO by Mark David Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2016

"Combining the timeless allure of action and young-love romance with the historically accurate and turbulent life of the painter Caravaggio, this story succeeds on all levels. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Late Renaissance Italy comes to life in this upper-middle-grade novel featuring the painter Caravaggio and a young friend. Read full book review >

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NAKED AT LUNCH by Mark Haskell Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thoughtful and entertaining analysis of why so many still want to ditch their clothes and let it all hang out."
An open-minded writer drops his skivvies at various locations around the world in an amusing and earnest attempt to understand the appeal of nudism. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Smith's words may qualify for that rarest of family treasures: the true heirloom."
A man tenders heartfelt reflections on the meaning of fatherhood. Read full book review >

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1914 by Charles B. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2014

"An information-packed but flawed novel of World War I."
This encyclopedic debut novel looks at the early months of World War I, as its initial, optimistic hopes for a quick conclusion devolve into dreary reality. Read full book review >

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Death at Painted Cave by B A Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A plot-driven tale of intrigue and human attraction."
From the hills of Santa Barbara to a liaison in Nicaragua, Smith's (The Psychology of Sex & Gender, 2006) energetic mystery, the first in a planned series, pieces together a fast-paced tale of murder and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Readers can take comfort knowing that all six subjects survived, perhaps the only good news in these gripping though mostly painful stories about one of the many grim aspects of WWII."
A retired engineer who has taken up writing delivers fascinating accounts of six Japanese and Americans who passed the war in enemy hands. Read full book review >