Search Results: "Charles R. Morris"


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COMEBACK by Charles R. Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"Serious bureaucratic, technological and environmental issues, unpacked with facility, provide digestible food for thought."
Morris (The Trillion-Dollar Meltdown, 2008, etc.) presents a persuasive, upbeat forecast of economic growth, starting now, for the United States. 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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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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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. 7, 2005

"<\b>Best appreciated by those who know the difference between debentures and dentures."
Gould, Rockefeller, Carnegie and Morgan, those legendary robber barons, weren't so bad after all, says financial writer Morris (Money, Greed, and Risk, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"Both neophytes and experts will find something provocative and rewarding in this unfailingly interesting treatment."
Morris (Comeback: America's New Economic Boom, 2013, etc.) revisits history's greatest economic meltdown. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The drama of surgery conveyed by an eyewitness with the smarts of an American business watcher will appeal to the general public but be of particular pertinence to patients and policymakers."
The versatile Morris (The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy, 2005, etc.) brings his customary research and observational skills to probe the heart industry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The accessible text has charts and graphs throughout (not seen)."
An informed assessment of what's in store for the computer industry now that IBM is no longer showing the way. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN MORRIS by Nevil Shute
Released: Sept. 11, 1961

"Shute, in these early writings, shows a gift for combining his major factual interest with a sense of character, but the plot aspects seem somewhat immature, though the subject matter sustains the interest."
While posthumously published, Stephen Morris actually brings together two early, short novels, never before published. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A well-crafted labor of love, MacCarthy's biography chronicles the epic works of a man who inspired both Shaw and Yeats and continues to inspire today."
Morris's life of Pre-Raphaelite/Nordic poetry, medievalist arts and crafts, and socialist politics always makes for a readably overstuffed biography, and MacCarthy (Eric Gill, 1989, etc.) addresses each area knowledgeably and stays sympathetic to her hero. Read full book review >