Search Results: "George Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Provocative, accessible perspectives on the long history of war and on a new world of belligerency whose convincingly documented emergence could give pause to prophets of Western decline."
From those wonderful folks who brought you The Coming War with Japan (1991), another arresting, thoughtful, and closely reasoned appreciation of how and by whom armed conflicts might be successfully conducted in the post-millennial era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLASHPOINTS by George Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A thoughtful, uncluttered treatise considering Europe's intractable patterns of unemployment, immigration and racism."
This nonacademic but erudite view of European history shows that the 20th century's trauma of war and violence is not quite behind us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Few readers will buy all the prognostications, but most will agree that the author makes a reasonable case, backed with vast knowledge of geopolitics delivered in accessible prose."
Futurologist Friedman (America's Secret War, 2004, etc.) entertainingly explains how America will bestride the world during this century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COMING WAR WITH JAPAN by George Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"The test has a wealth of tabular material and mapsnot seen."
Maverick economist Ravi Batra now has geostrategic counterparts. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING by Robin Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite the many issues it tackles, this is a fast, well-written read, and while the conclusion is a bit too easy, the story is nonetheless moving. (author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A quiet, lyric look at the price of perfection. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR MY SISTER GOT LUCKY by Aimee Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"For ultra chick-lit fans. (Fiction. YA)"
Although not the star pupil at Anna Pavlova Academy like her older sister Michaela, high-school freshman Katya "Katie" Wilder is accustomed to the ballet school's cutthroat atmosphere, as well as to the constant lights, noise and people of New York City, where she has lived her entire life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IMPORTANCE OF WINGS by Robin Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Told in a first-person voice that is both sardonic and sincere, Friedman's novel succeeds in bringing forth some common issues that challenge any immigrant American child who must straddle separate ways of life while striving for that true-blue American image. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Roxanne (Ravit) Ben-Ari is an Israeli-American girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUN MEN by Gary Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 1993

"Good clean fun for gun- control freaks with a taste for blood."
A principled assassin takes on the brass of a quasi-NRA outfit in newcomer Friedman's first fiction—a pulpish update of Rogue Male. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MILE HIGH CLUB by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2000

"But the Kinkster's loyal fans won't rest until they see whether their hero gets left holding the bag."
No wonder Kinky Friedman is feeling a little agitato. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A potent, convincing manifesto on how female sexual equality marches onward despite cultural roadblocks."
A feminist perspective on sexual power and its uses and abuses in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELVIS, JESUS, AND COCA COLA by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"Not much about Coca-Cola, though."
Nobody (certainly not sneering Sgt. Read full book review >