Search Results: "Harry S. Dent, Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Provocative reading: a bad-case, if not worst-case, scenario that portends tough times ahead. Let's hope Dent is erring on the side of pessimism."
Talk about timing the market: Demographer Dent (The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History, 2009, etc.) studies generational trends that suggest hard times are in store, particularly for younger people entering the workforce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALDRIC & ANNELIESE by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2011

"A simple, brief story to pass a couple of hours."
The story of a king, damsels in distress and knights to rescue them all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1994

"A highly detailed, encompassing account that is both clear and complex, honoring the intricacies and complexity of America's deepest problem."
A philosophical and factual history of race relations in this country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"Of interest to students of ethics and religious history; Civil War specialists will not find much new, but Stout offers an interesting way of looking at well-known events."
Was the Civil War just? Both sides thought so, writes religious historian Stout (American Religious History/Yale Univ.), but only one was correct by any modern calculus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A sanguine assessment of our sanguinary times."
A former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration, currently dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, optimistically predicts that the US will retain its current dominance in world affairs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A well-crafted balance of instruction and inspiration, penned by a dedicated businessman still fighting for his dream."
Rising entrepreneur shares his principles for propelling any business to new heights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FUTURE OF POWER by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A great reminder that fear and hate are not the only tools used to sell books these days—a substantial work that should be read by anyone with an interest in how politics works."
Illuminating analysis of the mechanisms of power shaping global politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"As an interpreter of interpreters, Lopez functions here twice removed from the actual religion of Tibet; readers should approach with some prior knowledge of Buddhism."
In this fine scholarly work, Lopez (Asian Languages and Cultures/Univ. of Michigan) warns his readers away from romanticized visions of Tibet, which ultimately harm that beleaguered nation's prospects for independence. Read full book review >

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THE POWER GAME by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Another superficial treatment of Washington as a sinkhole for careers and marriages. Meanwhile, the moral issue of pre-emption is obscured by operational details."
Debut fiction, set in the near future, from Nye (The Paradox of American Power, 2002, etc.), Clinton's Assistant Secretary of Defense: a bland mix of turf wars, marriage wars, and the threat of religious war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Reliance on dialogue-rich scenes sometimes sacrifices depth for drama, but this is a memorable and disturbing reminder of much unfinished urban business."
Two veteran Washington journalists offer a vigorous and resonant portrait of the 30-year decline and polarization of our capital. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

P.T.S.D. by S. Patrick Morin, Jr.
Released: July 30, 2011

"An imposing first novel with a protagonist whose disorientation is so thoroughly illustrated that readers' senses will smolder before it's over."
A war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is convinced that he's a murderer but has no memory of killing anyone. Read full book review >