Search Results: "Charles R. Kesler"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Will provide argumentative intellectual ammunition for conservative book-buyers dissatisfied with the last four years."
A conservative scholar argues that Barack Obama's presidency represents the hidden decline of liberalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1988

"An excellent postscript suggesting 'further reading'—from Plato to Saul Bellow—appends this intelligent collection."
The prime minister of Conservatism and a government professor at Claremont McKenna College (Cal.) co-edit a greatly revised version of American Conservative Thought in the Twentieth Century (1970; out of print). Read full book review >

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SMART MONEY WITH A PURPOSE by Joe R. Kesler
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A theological interpretation of ethical and effective finance."
A faith-based approach to responsible financial behavior. Read full book review >

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HERE WE ARE NOW by Charles R. Cross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"A perfunctory accounting that reads like a stretched-out Sunday supplement article."
Routine assessment of Kurt Cobain's cultural influence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Although the promise of the title is not kept, tucked away in an appendix are some informative assessments of AARP's principal products, such as various types of insurance, mutual funds, and travel discounts. (Author tour)"
A cursory analysis of the structure and financing of Social Security and Medicare masquerading as an unveiling of the AARP. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"An ambitious but overlong historical study."
In this historical overview, Morris (The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets, 2009, etc.) asserts that American industry in its early days was far more concerned with growth and large-scale mass production than was Great Britain. Read full book review >

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UNDER AFRICAN SKIES by Charles R. Larson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A necessary volume for anyone seeking an introduction to modern African literature."
An overview of contemporary writing from Africa, drawing together 27 stories produced over the past three decades. Read full book review >

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LOAN SHARKS by Charles R. Geisst
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Mostly for scholars of economic history and highly motivated lay readers."
A chronological account of money lending and loan sharking with an emphasis on practices in the United States in the past 200 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"In all, a valuable synthesis of the American Catholic tradition; some of his insights on the Church's contemporary struggles are downright inspired. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An adept, comprehensive history of American Catholicism, tracing its growth from immigrant obscurity in the 19th century, through its cultural dominance in the 1950s, to its current turbulent condition. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2005

"Hendrix's story is finally lost in a purple haze."
Kurt Cobain's biographer takes on the great rock guitarist's legacy and misses the mark. Read full book review >