Search Results: "Gerald Posner"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 1991

"Though adding little to the historical record, Posner's absorbing human-interest sketches speak clearly of the deep emotional reactions of those who must bear their terrible burdens of inherited guilt."
Posner (Mengele, 1986; The Warlord's Crime, 1988) spent a long time searching for the offspring of some of Hitler's henchmen. Read full book review >

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MOTOWN by Gerald Posner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Warts-and-all nostalgia evokes the undeniable power of the Motown sound."
Precisely rendered account of the Motor City hit factory's rise, fall, and corporatized rebirth. Read full book review >

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GOD'S BANKERS by Gerald Posner
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulous work that cracks wide open the Vatican's legendary, enabling secrecy."
A dogged reporter exhaustively pursues the nefarious enrichment of the Vatican, from the Borgias to Pope Francis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"An awesome catalog of crime, corruption, depravity and visionary chutzpah."
The dark, dark story of the sunny American Riviera. Read full book review >

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Released: March 22, 2012

"Complex and alienating, but a bold effort."
A slim, textually dense attempt to change the conversation between believers and atheists. Read full book review >

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THE PHARMACIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Patricia Posner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"A gruesome story eloquently told."
Pursuing newly opened legal archives to expose the case of a Romanian-born German pharmacist who was key in dispensing Zyklon B poison gas and attending to the selection process at Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Heavy going at times, but an invaluable and subtle judgment not only of Clinton, but of our society and those who rule us."
Federal judge, professor (Univ. of Chicago Law School), and prolific author (The Economics of Justice, 1981, etc.) Read full book review >

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LAW AND SOCIAL NORMS by Eric A. Posner
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A stimulating application of game theory to law, equally valuable for social scientists and those interested in legal theory."
In the tradition of the Chicago School of law and economics, Posner (Law/Univ. of Chicago) offers an insightful study of the relationship between legal regulation and social norms. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS by Richard A. Posner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Dour."
Is the state of public intellectualism in decline, or is Posner just really smart and terribly grumpy? Read full book review >

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FIND ME UNAFRAID by Kennedy Odede
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A well-wrought, inspiring tale of 'change and justice' in a part of the world where they are often sorely lacking."
An impassioned tale of how an unusual Kenyan NGO became globally galvanized by the romance between its embattled Nairobi director and a resolute young Wesleyan University student. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fine addition to the body of work by a proven master. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Jabutí, the flute-playing tortoise, may not be as well known in North America as some of his fellow tricksters like Coyote or Ananse, but there are many stories about him in Amazonian folklore, first recorded as long ago as 1875. Read full book review >

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ZOMO THE RABBIT by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

A rabbit asks the sky god for wisdom, and learns that he must first fool three animals. Read full book review >