Search Results: "Brook Larmer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A Byzantine tale of sports, commerce and politics, nimbly shuffled by the astute journalist Larmer."
Newsweek's Shanghai bureau chief tells dynamically the story of two Chinese basketball stars who made their ways to the NBA through the thickets of Middle Kingdom politics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"The debut of a sharp new pundit, just in time for an overdue national debate."
An impassioned new voice proffers political self-help for a downtrodden polity. Read full book review >

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THE AFTERMATH by Rhidian Brook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Uneven storytelling fails to do justice to a fascinating moment in history."
The ruins of post-World War II Germany provide the complicated emotional background to a sensitive but inconsistent story exploring the fallout from epic catastrophe and loss. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A magic-carpet conducted by a genial, learned host."
Details in the noted Dutch artist's paintings lead readers through doorways into the period when the world was becoming increasingly interconnected. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF FUTURE CITIES by Daniel Brook
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"An enormously elucidating and relevant study."
An intimate, canny comparative study of four of the great world cities—St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai and Dubai—in terms of the imposition of Western influence and onslaught of modern currents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 1993

"Plagued by name-dropping, humor tending toward the sophomoric, and arbitrary evaluations: middling both as city-guide and as social commentary."
Having turned his acerbic gaze on the Big Apple (New York Days, New York Nights, 1985), Texas (Honkytonk Gelato, 1985), three European capitals (Vanished Empire, 1990), and Israel (Winner Takes All, 1991), Brook, who's British, now focuses on L.A.—in a travelogue marked by the superciliousness that's marred some of his earlier work. Read full book review >

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MR. SELDEN'S MAP OF CHINA by Timothy Brook
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An infectious, satisfying exercise in intellectual doggedness."
A work of exuberant scholarship radiates from a map of China bequeathed to Oxford's Bodleian Library in 1659. Read full book review >

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SAND RUNNER by Vera Brook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2017

"This book's swift pace and passionate characters make up for a familiar premise."
A young man must brave exceedingly treacherous courses and fierce, deadly competitors to win a popular footrace in Brook's YA dystopian sci-fi debut. Read full book review >