Search Results: "Duff McDonald"


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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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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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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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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 SECRET LIFE OF SLEEP by Kat Duff
Released: March 18, 2014

"Full of unique insights and surprising facts, this book brings to the fore an entire world that exists behind closed eyes."
An investigation of the many mysteries of sleep, a subject that "opens a Pandora's box of bigger questions of consciousness and unconsciousness, remembering and forgetting, body and soul, and reality itself." 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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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 >

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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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BOOM BOOM! by Wally  Duff
Released: Aug. 4, 2017

"Ample diverting characters and story for a prospective—and welcome—return to Tina's neighborhood."
In first-time novelist Duff's thriller, a stay-at-home mom uses her skills as a former investigative journalist to find a story, beginning with her curt, suspicious neighbor. Read full book review >