Search Results: "Bill Emmott"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Good fuel for those who think that the sitting U.S. president is the worst thing to happen to democracy since Xerxes."
The West is premised on political and economic ideals that are under threat—from Beijing, from Moscow, and from Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2008

"Brightly written, in Economist tradition, and of much interest to fiscal wonks, geopoliticians and investors."
The East, to steal a line from Mao, is red: red-hot, that is, economically, and on the way to reshaping the global economy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Hopeful and divertingly meaty ruminations, made comprehensible."
Economist editor-in-chief Emmott assays the upcoming 88 years in terms of survival of the world as we know it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Well reported but with debatable theoretical underpinnings."
The former editor-in-chief of the Economist finds a few bright spots amid the dark economic clouds in post-Berlusconi Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An evenhanded audit of an industrial power whose offshore ventures could prove no more of a challenge than those launched by US prototypes during the 1960's."
A measured appraisal of the threat, if any, posed by the 1986- 91 investments made by Japanese multinationals in the EC and the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL PICKETT by Andrea Davis Pinkney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL CLINTON by Robert Cwiklik
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Photos; chronology; map of the electoral college vote; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A less-than-friendly biography with a sturdy binding but not much else going for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA'S BILL by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Johnson's realistic illustrations nicely extend the pathos and joy of Grandma's narrative and the affection she shares with young Bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Bill visits Grandma, she tells him about ``my other Bill...Your daddy's daddy,'' showing Bill a photo album that goes back to his grandfather's infancy. Read full book review >