Search Results: "James B. Stewart"


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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Stodgy and disappointing, especially given the authors' track record and the continuing urgency of rights at home and abroad. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
Few subjects deserve thoughtful or provocative treatment more than the Bill of Rights, enacted 200 years ago. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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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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I LIKE IT BETTER NOW by James B. Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Despite some implausibilities and flat spots: a jazzy aria redolent of life in contemporary America."
Fifteen stories from Hall (Music from a Broken Piano, 1983, etc.)—gritty, hard-luck pieces about disappointment told in a variety of voices. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1999

"Racing from one datum to the next, Twitchell concludes that we get the material culture we deserve—in our case, a culture of abundant junk."
A pop-science, impressionistic examination of the American lust for all things material. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Entertaining natural history."
A richly informative memoir from a veteran scientist who has devoted his career to Antarctica. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"Like advertising's favorite medium, TV, Adcult rivets attention powerfully, even brilliantly, but edifies little. (181 illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
A virtuosic survey of advertising in America, this book is a romp through the land where you (and your wallet) are the most desirable, sought-after creature in the world. Read full book review >