Search Results: "D. Graham Burnett"


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A TRIAL BY JURY by D. Graham Burnett
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2001

"Like having one's day in court, reading this revelatory account is a rite of passage that could make any Law and Order hound or legal eagle a more reasonable person. (2 diagrams, not seen)"
An affecting meditation on jury duty laid out with the dexterity of a police procedural. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An interesting sidelight on the transformation of laissez-faire capitalism and the shaping of markets toward more ethical behavior."
A look at how, by inventing philanthropic institutions, American women have played a crucial role shaping the American economy since the first days of the Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 1993

"A sobering and worthy subject—but an inadequate, at times almost trifling, treatment. (Twenty-four b&w photographs—not seen)"
A superficial and simplistic overview of the environmental havoc wreaked by war through the centuries. Read full book review >

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CARRIE AND ME by Carol Burnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A mediocre book, but it's not difficult to understand why Burnett wrote it. Instead of buying it, rent Tokyo Pop, a 1988 cult classic starring a young, radiant Hamilton."
Comedian Burnett (This Time Together, 2010, etc.) limns her relationship with her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer at age 38. Read full book review >

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I AM CXO, NOW WHAT? by Dan Burnett
NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 2017

"An innovatively organized guide with a wealth of inspiring, transformative principles."
A creative "job description" that explores personal ideals that may lead to interpersonal success in life. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2006

"Armistead Maupin on laughing gas."
The Greenwich Village demimonde never seemed so demented. Read full book review >

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IDIOT BRAIN by Dean Burnett
NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2016

"Burnett should give a TED talk. His book will appeal immensely to general readers and deserves a place on college reading lists."
A neuroscientist's irreverent guide to the brain. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Allison Burnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"At times both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."
A lethargic Lothario does what he can to bring his cute, depressed neighbor around to a love affair. Read full book review >