Search Results: "George R. Tyler"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"Controversial, of course, but well-grounded in data and fact. Anyone with an interest in economic policy ought to have a look."
Blame it all on Ronald Reagan—every damn bit of misery and immiseration that has befallen the middle and lower classes in the past three decades. That's the thunder-stealing takeaway of former Treasury Department assistant secretary and World Bank executive Tyler's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY by George R Le Beau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"A fast-paced, rewarding read whose combat realism is extraordinary."
A teenager develops a talent for killing, both in and out of the Army, in this riveting Vietnam-era thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Passionate, courageous, balanced in its assessments, Urban's book is filled with some wise and highly original reflections on the greatest conflict of our times."
An unusual record of the Cold War which shows that the veterans of the intellectual war were often as brave and determined as the soldiers and spies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN’ by Gillian Tyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Um-hum. (source note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tyler highlights the romance in this frilly version of the folk song, following Froggy and Miss Mousie from courtship to honeymoon in pale, finely brushed outdoor scenes captioned in elegant, if low-contrast, gold ink. 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

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An endlessly fascinating kaleidoscope of American history. A fantastic historical resource."
From the Dutch to the British, featuring a concentration on the waves of Irish and German in the late 19th century, this thoroughgoing work offers a host of immigrant sagas that were integral to the creation of the New York City cauldron. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH’S COMPASS by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2009

"And so will be the reader."
Instead of the measured critical commentary typically found here, let's consider this column a mash note. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"An invaluable handbook to surviving, thriving, and controlling one's image online."
A comprehensive guide to managing one's Web presence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METAPATTERNS by Tyler Volk
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"But does it? (photos, not seen, and illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A vision of nature through eyes looking for patterns in space and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TEED-OFF GHOST by Lee Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"All ends well, of course, and most readers will enjoy this refreshingly offbeat excursion."
The combination of a golfing background, Hawaii, and visitors from the spirit world make this author's third golfing mystery (The Case of the Missing Links, not reviewed, etc.) pleasantly nonformulaic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 1996

An engaging chronicle of African-American life in Paris since the dawn of the Jazz Age. Read full book review >