Search Results: "David C. Korten"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 1999

"An amalgam of physics, biology, and politics, with a dollop of philosophy, this manifesto is as troublesome as any zealot's call for morality."
In the '80s, capitalism defeated communism. Read full book review >

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WHEN CORPORATIONS RULE THE WORLD by David C. Korten
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A communitarian tract longer on anticorporate bias than constructive proposals as to how a new age might be ushered in."
In this quixotic manifesto, development consultant Korten (founder of a Manhattan-based organization called the People- Centered Development Forum) has rather a lot to say against multinational corporations and for empowered communities sustaining themselves with traditional values and the judicious use of local resources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Though historians may not particularly value the book, Unger presents clear arguments about the futility of trying to make America invulnerable."
A compelling polemic wrapped in a shallow history. Read full book review >

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RETURN TRIP TICKET by David C. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1992

"Don't expect too many answers in this affectless tour de force."
What begins as one more missing-heiress case swiftly develops into a postmodern homage to the Continental Op, as first-novelist Hall flits backs and forth between a fat, disillusioned p.i. named Wilson, of the Ajax Detective Agency in Chicago, on the trail of Elizabeth Dantry—who took off from Barcelona shortly after bolting director Ramon Munet's experimental theater/orgy—and repeated flashforwards stateside, after Wilson's caught up with Elizabeth and they're on the run to California a whisker ahead of two unsavory pursuers who call themselves the police. Read full book review >

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NECTAR by David C. Fickett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A gothic plot with literary ambitions—but also with a protagonist whose chillingly monstrous behavior makes sympathy out of the question."
A sluggishly paced debut, Maine-set, tells what price a woman is prepared to pay to keep the family farm—a price that includes lies, betrayal, and even murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2010

"Though sometimes admiring rather than analytical, a thoroughly reliable portrait of a neglected novelist."
The life of a writer often celebrated by critics and admired by fellow novelists but who never achieved the popular acclaim and wealth he felt he deserved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Common-sense talk in a debate characterized by demagoguery."
A tonic exploration of the notorious Willie Horton case and the ``politics of fear'' that has hindered American justice. Read full book review >

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CAMPY by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"There has been little written about Campanella in recent years, but Adler fills that void admirably. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Roy Campanella was a beloved catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A gutsy, cogent, and well-documented book that both defends public education and offers ways to improve it."
A passionate defense of our public school system against attacks propagated by budget-slashing conservatives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 1992

"Tucker and Hendrickson write in an easy, cogent style rare among political scientists, but their idealism may overrun their pragmatism in applying to today's nuclear world principles elaborated in a simpler, safer time."
A polemic harshly critical of the Bush Administration's ``New World Order'' for the post-cold-war era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"Innovation, innovation, innovation—a solid, somewhat repetitive technology guide for nonprofit organizations."
Debut authors Neff and Moss tackle the sustainability of nonprofits through one encompassing keyword: innovation. Read full book review >