Search Results: "David M. Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

VENETIAN HOLIDAY by David M. Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"A comedy/mystery that's only fitfully funny. Still, saucy, spunky Kate, who can't help being something of a sweetie, is hard to resist."
A female Raffles debuts in Venice and finds the water plenty hot. Read full book review >

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THE PIVOT by Kurt M. Campbell
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Invaluable for Asia policy wonks but not recommended for general readers."
A former top diplomat promotes the much-ballyhooed "Pivot to Asia." Read full book review >

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ISLANDS IN SPACE AND TIME by David G. Campbell
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1996

"All in all, a fine testimonial to the Nature Conservancy's ongoing work."
An information-dense, beautifully illustrated tour of ten endangered landscapes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Fits nicely alongside Stephen Pyne's The Ice (1986) on the very slim shelf of first-rate Antarctic natural histories."
A glittering, curlicued natural history of Antarctica: Campbell's literary debut and a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award winner. Read full book review >

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SILVER AT NIGHT by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"A fuzzy look at immigrant hardship. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Bartoletti (Study Skills Workout, not reviewed) tells of Massimino, who works for the landlord of his Italian village and wants a better life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Insightful and provocative, but repetitive."
The co-authors of a headline-making 2007 study of college students' growing self-centeredness take a comprehensive look at the rise of narcissism in American culture and the resulting incivility, exhibitionism and celebrity obsession. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A valuable contribution to the conversation surrounding faith in America."
Impressive study of American religious diversity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A major achievement in objective historical writing that should be a legacy to generations of students seeking authoritative reference material on the period. (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the Atlantic Monthly; author tour)"
The latest volume of the Oxford History of the United States, an exhaustive survey spanning 16 years of crises, ordeals, fears, and insecurities. Read full book review >

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AS SHE RIDES BY by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A hilariously good time is had by all the characters, though readers are left to fend pretty much for themselves."
Survivors of V. (Vic) Daniel's two previous hardcover exploits (Write Me a Letter, 1993, etc.) already know whether they want to continue their relationship with the relentlessly jokey stringbean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"A supremely useful book for portfolio planning, though not the thing to give someone who's inclined to worry about the state of the world."
It's a fraught time, writes hedge-fund guru Smick in this timely book. If the "Chinese juggernaut" doesn't sink us, then class warfare and our spendthrift ways will. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Despite his considerable skill as a writer, the author's initial tone of logic and thoughtfulness morphs into barely checked irritation, which makes reading difficult."
Humor and moral outrage share the stage in this semisatirical look at Western culture. Read full book review >