Search Results: "Gregg Easterbrook"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HERE AND NOW by Gregg Easterbrook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2002

"Sort of a men's weeper, but funny, sexy, and thoughtful."
Easterbrook turns to the novel again (This Magic Moment, not reviewed) after some serious nonfiction (Beside Still Waters, 1998, etc.) and does quite well: involuntary time-travel to his better past self nearly queers a very big deal for a hotshot lawyer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A disappointing update on globalization that nonetheless offers hope for the recession-mired."
Global prosperity is just around the corner, says Atlantic Monthly and New Republic contributing editor Easterbrook (The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse, 2003, etc.) in this upbeat view of the coming benefits of globalization. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Easterbrook's sensible, infectious glad tidings are a balm to our environmental concerns, but he needs more editorial red ink, and he needs to remember that all movements must shower some sparks if they hope to start a prairie fire and fan it to keep it going."
Nature is not the wimp that environmentalists would have us suppose, and hysterics regarding the state of the planet will only undercut the advances made over the last 25 years, claims Easterbrook in a voluminous study marred by contradictory moments and petty jibes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"Literary interpretations of the Bible are always welcome; but the Bible as literature is too complex comfortably to sport the evolutionary straitjacket Easterbrook has prepared for it."
Easterbrook (A Moment on the Earth, 1995), a journalist, believes that the biblical God, interpreted as a deity in progress, provides sophisticated secularists with a reason to read the Bible—but his own highly selective and simplifying reading of that ancient text will engage few who know it more than passingly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEADING INDICATORS by Gregg Easterbrook
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Indicting the AIG-Bear Stearns-Lehman Brothers' looting of the American dream, Easterbrook offers a must-have, Sub-Zero-refrigerator appraisal of what the Smartest Guys in the Room did to the American dream."
Easterbrook's (Sonic Boom, 2009, etc.) latest social commentary as literary fiction filters leverage buyouts, derivatives marketing and multimillion-dollar CEO bonuses through the lens of one wave-riding family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GAME'S NOT OVER by Gregg Easterbrook
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A breezy read that provides cultural context to accompany another football season."
An unabashed fan of professional football offers a spirited defense of a sport besieged by controversy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF SPORTS by Gregg Easterbrook
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Trenchant analysis, wrenching case studies, Utopian recommendations."
Head-slaps and high-fives for the sport that dominates America's popular imagination by Atlantic Monthly contributor and ESPN.com "Tuesday Morning Quarterback" writer Easterbrook (The Leading Indicators, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETRAYAL by Gregg Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Despite the paranormal element, this is more a police procedural than anything else, albeit one that's on the fluffy side. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
Taylor and Hayley Ryan, the twin girls who can connect to and sense past events are again involved in mysterious events in Port Gamble, Wash., in this second Empty Coffin tale. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE RUN by Gregg Olsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2016

"Without dropping a beat, the story ends in a crescendo of danger and turmoil and paves the way for the vigilante teen to take on more criminals in subsequent books. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Bestselling true-crime writer Olsen takes a successful stab at thriller writing for teens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAINS by Gregg Hurwitz
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"This zombie-esque sci-fi novel will feed the needs of readers looking for a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping story with elements of horror. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The alien-zombie mashup that science-fiction fans won't want to miss. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST CASUALTY by Gregg Loomis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Generic and toothless."
Soldier of fortune Jason Peters (Hot Ice, 2013, etc.) is back in the saddle to neutralize the terrorists who've armed themselves with a laser beam that can play havoc with airliners around the world. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN by Gregg Cantrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A solid achievement of biographical art and modern western history that substitutes new evidence and current scholarship where myth and romance have long held sway."
The first critical study in 75 years of the founder of Anglo-American Texas—an appealing figure who here has gained a shrewd and skilled biographer. Read full book review >