Search Results: "Jack Beatty"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2007

"A compelling tale of the haves of the past and the 'inverted Constitution' they created."
Remember President Jay Gould? Of course not—the billionaire industrialist never occupied the White House. But, writes Atlantic Monthly editor Beatty (Colossus, 2001, etc.), he ruled the country all the same. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PETER DRUCKER by Jack Beatty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1998

"Written with Drucker's cooperation, a loving portrait of a distinguished life that fails to measure up to its subject."
A slim volume by a senior editor of the Atlantic about the legendary figure who invented the business of management and whose theories profoundly influenced modern American corporations, including General Motors. Read full book review >

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THE LOST HISTORY OF 1914 by Jack Beatty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"This may prove to be an important book for students of 'counterfactual' history, but only occasionally does this story about a world going up in flames ever ignite."
Was World War I an inevitable disaster looking for a catalyst? Not so, writes On Point news analyst Beatty (Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900, 2007, etc.) in this intermittently illuminating but deeply frustrating new history. Read full book review >

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COLOSSUS by Jack Beatty
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2001

"An engaging and varied look at the economic forces that have shaped America."
Atlantic Monthly senior editor Beatty (The World According to Peter Drucker, 1998, etc.) has put together an eclectic collection of readings that examines the influence of corporations on American life—from the cotton mills of 19th-century New England to the leveraged buyouts of contemporary Wall Street. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Funny, fair-minded, and refreshingly novel in finding contemporary relevance in a pol long dismissed as an anachronism of the boss era. (Black-and-white photographs—not seen.)"
A delightful and shrewd biography of four-time Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, the sinner-saint whose ``shamrock politics'' made his Irish-Catholic supporters cheer and his WASP opponents sputter with rage for half a century. Read full book review >

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MAYOR FOR A NEW AMERICA by Thomas Menino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A solid image of what a mayor's job entails and of the kind of person who can do it."
Boston's former five-term mayor opens up about his hopes for the country, service to his city and a life well lived. Read full book review >

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SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Adults and children will eagerly follow Serafina from the basement into a world of self-discovery, justice, and new friendships. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Serafina mostly enjoyed her life at the Biltmore Estate until the other children started disappearing at night. Read full book review >

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SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A captivating, edge-of-your-seat, action-packed fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The third volume of the Serafina series opens in terror. Read full book review >

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SLUMBERLAND by Paul Beatty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Marvelous."
Beatty's ferociously witty and original third novel (Tuff, 2000, etc.) follows a Los Angeles DJ called Darky, who, having created a revolutionary "perfect beat," heads to late-1980s Berlin to find the obscure, incomparable jazzman known as the Schwa and get him to lay down a track over it. Read full book review >

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TUFF by Paul Beatty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2000

"The flabby plot is encrusted with jewels on every page. And if the race for city council can barely hold the candidate's attention, that's the punch line of Beatty's richest joke. (First printing of 40,000)"
Beatty follows up the scorched-earth Afro-American satire of The White Boy Shuffle (1996) with an equally antic look at a brother from East Harlem who runs for City Council. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE by Paul Beatty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1996

"A wildly inventive debut that veers between spirited brilliance and Def Comedy Jam vulgarity. (Author tour)"
Hip-hop poet Beatty delivers a first novel that almost lives up to its hype. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A helpful starting place for women seeking positive advice on how to define their signature style."
This slim, to-the-point style manual helps readers become their own best image consultants. Read full book review >