Search Results: "David Graham Burnett"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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DUST DEVILS OF THE PURPLE SAGE by Barbara Burnett Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Jolie's relaxed humor, combined with more dangers and depths than her debut (Writers of the Purple Sage, 1994), gives this sequel a greater emotional range, though the killer will flash by too speedily for all but the most alert readers."
``And he'd been such a nice kid,'' Jolie Wyatt reflects repeatedly after Tim Michelik is fished out of Sage Lake with three .25 slugs in him—slugs presumably put there by escaped convict James Elliott Jorgenson, who, though even younger than Tim, is nobody's idea of a nice kid. Read full book review >