Search Results: "Eli Broad"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"In meaningful, attention-worthy ways, Broad wisely distributes mental habits and daily practices that have made him a happy, successful man."
Billionaire philanthropist Broad, who has built two Fortune 500 companies, serves up a lifetime of business lessons. Read full book review >

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TEN LETTERS by Eli Saslow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Certainly, this is an Obama-centric book in which every chapter shows the president nobly dealing with the larger issues addressed in these letters; only one of the letters is negative, and some of the stories are bland. The best, however, offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of people who are hopeful, and sometimes desperate, to be heard."
Every evening, President Obama sits down to read ten letters selected from the 20,000 that arrived in the day's mail. Who are these people, and what are their stories? Read full book review >

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JUNE 8, 2004, VENUS IN TRANSIT by Eli Maor
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Instead of a single hero who triumphs, however, Maor's cast includes amateurs and professionals, clergymen and sea captains, the wrongheaded and the brilliant—with every one of them lucky enough to witness a transit glorying in their view."
Mathematician Maor (e: The Story of a Number, 1994) turns his attention to astronomy in this enlightening account of the transits of Venus that have taken place over the past five centuries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An exceptional story of compelling interest in a time of school shootings, ethnic and class strife, and other unbound expressions of madness and illness."
Disturbing, sometimes-horrifying story of true crime and justice only partially served. Read full book review >

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CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER by Eli Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Brown is able to make his narrative both sizzling and swashbuckling."
A novel of pirates in 1819. Read full book review >

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STRANGE TREES by Bernadette Pourquié
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"An appealingly if occasionally problematically illustrated browser that may pose more questions than it answers. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Sixteen uncommon trees from around the world describe themselves, in first, er, person, in this charmingly illustrated but odd French import. Read full book review >

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THE ALL-OR-NOTHING MARRIAGE by Eli J. Finkel
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Finkel puts marriage under the microscope in this more-history-than-self-help scrutiny of the institution."
A thorough analysis of American marriage throughout the ages. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1994

"Valuable as an overview—despite a tendency to be repetitious and to oversimplify complex issues."
Clear analysis of how our health care system came to be the way it is and what challenges lie ahead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Nonetheless, The Oracle is an eye-opening account that will fascinate fans of both ancient history and modern science."
Thoughtfully blending geology, archaeology and ancient history, New York Times staffer Broad (The Universe Below, 1997, etc.) shows scientists unraveling one of antiquity's mysteries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1997

"Broad's sympathetic portrayal of the new breed of underwater scientists and explorers, and of their state-of-the-art equipment, make this a fascinating account of the newest frontier. (illustrations)"
The exploration of the ocean depths is one of the newest of sciences; here's a capable summary of the progress to date. Read full book review >

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BEST BOY by Eli Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2015

"Gottlieb merits praise for both the endearing eloquence of Todd's voice and a deeply sympathetic parable that speaks to a time when rising autism rates and long-lived elders force many to weigh tough options."
After more than 40 years in an institution, an autistic man acts on his yearning to see his childhood home in this eloquent, sensitive rendering of a marginalized life. Read full book review >