Search Results: "David Owen"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE THE WATER GOES by David Owen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"As Owen amply proves, 'water issues are never only about water.'"
Travels along the endangered Colorado River and its tributaries reveal the challenges of providing water to 36 million people throughout the West. Read full book review >

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LURE OF THE LINKS by David Owen
NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 1997

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Weirdly attention-grabbing. What Witold Rybczynski did for the screwdriver, Owen does for the photocopier. (Photos and illustrations)"
New Yorker staff writer Owen (The Making of the Masters, 1999, etc.) fluidly recounts the story of the "most successful product ever marketed in America." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"His pen is facile, his stories pleasing and fleeting."
Humorous, genial tales of living in a small New England town, in a big old house demanding a handyman's talents that New Yorker writer Owen (The Walls Around Us, 1991, etc.) doesn't possess. Read full book review >

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MY USUAL GAME by David Owen
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Although readers who play will get more out of it, even non- golfers will find much to amuse them in this excellent collection. (Author tour)"
Owen's usual game is golf and, as might be expected from the author of The Walls Around Us (1991), this book displays his usual wit. Read full book review >

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BALKAN ODYSSEY by David Owen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Essential reading for historians and serious students of both the Balkan crisis and diplomacy in the postCold War world. (Author tour)"
The British coauthor of the failed Vance-Owen peace plan for the former Yugoslavia provides a personal and opinionated chronicle of his endeavors to reach a peace, laying primary blame on the Americans for pursuing a policy of ``power without responsibility.'' Lord Owen, a seasoned and maverick politician, had faced many challenges in his career prior to accepting Cyrus Vance's request in 1992 to cochair peace negotiations for the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1999

"A most enjoyable, and surprisingly moving portrait of a man and the institution he crafted in his own image. (32 pages color photos, not seen) (Author to ur)"
An involving and thorough look at pro golf's crown jewel and the driven individual who created it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"He's no McPhee or Pollan, but Owen provides a dogged, contrarian argument that scores some good points."
Want to reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet? Move to Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Owen transforms even the repair of a leaking hot-water pipe into an enticing adventure: his congenial guidance will likely enthrall those who enjoy home repair—and, marvelously, many who don't. (Thirty-five line drawings—not seen.)"
``Most...men,'' says New Yorker staff-writer Owen (The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning, 1988, etc.), ``feel a paralyzing fear...at a lumberyard or hardware store.'' Fortunately for the jack-of-few-trades man (or woman), courage—and the knowledge it's based on—can now be gleaned from the author's literate, lucid, and witty guide to home building and repair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Readers seeking environmental snark will enjoy the book. Others, probably not."
Americans talk a good game when it comes to environmental responsibility, but all we care about is the price of gas. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MAD ABOUT MONKEYS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or monkeys—a delight. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book about monkeys throughout the world. Read full book review >