Search Results: "Duff McDonald"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"A tome that alternates between a useful exposé and a slog—best for HBS alumni and business historians."
A massively detailed history of Harvard Business School since its founding in 1908 and a searing critique of the school's impact on American capitalism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A must-read for the business crowd."
Nicely crafted debut recounting JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's climb to the pinnacle of American finance. Read full book review >

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THE FIRM by Duff McDonald
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A fast-paced account of a key business institution, its deeds and misdeeds."
A history of the McKinsey consulting business and an evaluation of whether it is a "net increaser of ‘value' or merely the most capable mercenary force in the corporate world." Read full book review >

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THE HOLY BOOK OF THE BEARD by Duff Brenna
Released: March 1, 1996

"Stylistically assured, then, but badly stunted."
Brenna (The Book of Mamie, 1989) comes of age a second time, here in the guise of a biker called Jasper John—an adolescent rebel who eventually settles down with some help from assorted weirdos who work in a San Diego diner. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Hilary Duff
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nice-guy supporters will resent the bum rap Duff gives to Ben, Clea's other admirer, but they're the wrong audience for this purple, obsessive, murderrific series opener. (Paranormal romance/horror. YA)"
Ludicrous wish-fulfillment trappings surround immortality, gore and passion. Read full book review >

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THE BUY SIDE by Turney Duff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A fast-paced memoir of the easy-money hypercapitalist dream-turned-nightmare."
Former Wall Street party boy tells his cautionary rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Read full book review >

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THE ALTAR OF THE BODY by Duff Brenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A monstrous beauty—but might Arnold scale himself down to play Michelangelo's moody, brightly dense Dying Gladiator? No, it's too much to hope for."
Top-notch stylist Brenna returns with a fourth confederacy of grotesques and with gusto and love reveals their big, gnarled hearts and stunted minds. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLACK by Sue Duff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"Overwhelming but nonetheless enjoyable."
Duff's fantasy debut, the first in a planned series, introduces the Weir, a millennia-old race of stewards of the Earth who conceal the magical powers some possess while living alongside humans. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMY OF ILLNESS by Kat Duff
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Readers accustomed to more straightforward accounts may find Duff's musings difficult to accept; still, her insights into common attitudes toward illness, and into the changes wrought in an individual by illness, are often enlightening."
From the sickbed of a woman of ``mystical temperament'': very personal, sometimes quirky, essays on illness, blending 20th-century psychology with holistic spirituality. Read full book review >

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ONCE WERE WARRIORS by Alan Duff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Duff shows courage in attacking the view that assimilation is the first step out of poverty, and he does so by spinning a compelling tale."
Upon its New Zealand publication in 1990, this controversial debut novel rocketed to the bestseller list. Read full book review >