Search Results: "Charles R. Krivcher"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2013

"A well-intentioned, heartfelt plea for fairness, but one unlikely to change minds."
A lawyer and retired soldier argues that Orthodox Jewish women should be fully included as rabbis, cantors and minyan members. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >