Search Results: "James B. Steele"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"If such changes are not made, the authors insist, democratic society will collapse, as it always does when 'taxes fall most onerously on those least able to pay.'"
An altogether rare bird: a book meant for a popular audience that actually speaks kindly of the IRS. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2012

"Readers must cling to the hope that things are not as bad as the authors claim."
An angry attack on Washington and the wealthy, asserting that their alliance has distorted the economy, shrunk the middle class and enriched the already rich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A must-own for fans of magic, Steele's book is a fun peek into the history of magic's golden age."
Steele assembles the long-lost memoirs of the "Queen of Magic," a once-famous, nearly forgotten female magician. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A splendid addition to any Civil War library."
A brilliant account of the doomed effort to end the Civil War through diplomacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Thus, we—re left to guess about his psychotic motives and thought processes."
The shocking story of Dr. Michael Swango, who, despite being a convicted felon suspected of murdering dozens of his patients, was allowed to practice medicine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"An imperative analysis that begs for discussion by industry watchdogs and consumers alike."
A succinct, disturbing report on the prevalence of malpractice in modern medicine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Useful reading for investors, inventors, and students of technological history."
A solid history of a technological gold rush, as narrated by an early prospector. Read full book review >

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IN PAKISTAN by James B. Shuman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2014

"An edifying account of Pakistan's history and potential future, folded into a road-trip story. "
A memoir of a couple's trip to Pakistan that also looks at the birth of a modern Muslim nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A detailed briefing on a consequential deal that opened the way for more landmark transactions. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The suspenseful tale of an employee buyout that has kept an old-line steel mill operating when many of its Rust Belt counterparts have fallen by the wayside. Read full book review >

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DEN OF THIEVES by James B. Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1991

"A sorry and cautionary tale of world-class scofflaws, brilliantly reported by a savvy journalist with a sure sense of right and wrong."
A damningly detailed rundown on the predatory conspirators whose willful violations of securities law and ethical standards gave Wall Street a deservedly bad name during the takeover frenzy of the 1980's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Shame on Twitchell for this diatribe disguised as cultural critique."
``I prefer polemic to precision,'' notes Twitchell (Adcult USA, 1996). Read full book review >