Search Results: "James J. Cramer"


BOOK REVIEW

JIM CRAMER'S GET RICH CAREFULLY by James J. Cramer
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Look to this book for guiding principles rather than specific tips."
Forget about getting rich quick: The new investment climate, writes Mad Money host Cramer (Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World, 2005, etc.), is "treacherous....[B]izarre stock movements have become the staple, if not the hallmark, of this era." Read full book review >

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PAGANS by James J. O’Donnell
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2015

"A roundabout historical lesson that employs the classical texts with irony and irreverence."
Georgetown University provost and author O'Donnell (The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History, 2008, etc.) offers a revisionist tour of the reach and purpose of the gods for the Romans, from the height of Rome's temple building by Augustus in 17 B.C. to the Christian incursions of the A.D. fourth century.Read full book review >

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AUGUSTINE by James J. O’Donnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2005

"A landmark achievement."
In a lyrical, multilayered biography, a Georgetown classics scholar creates this generation's Augustine. Read full book review >

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Denial Deceit Discovery by J. James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2014

"A smooth read about gay life and love."
James, in his first novel, writes the story of a gay man who, before coming out, spends the first three decades of his life in repression and fear. Read full book review >

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EINSTEIN'S BRIDGE by John Cramer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

"Cramer splendidly demonstrates just how fascinating and mind- boggling real science can be, and shows exactly how vulnerable basic research is to political whim."
Arriving too late for a full review, physicist-author Cramer's latest hard science fiction yarn (Twistor, 1989) begins in an alternate ``bubble'' universe where the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project didn't collapse through lack of funding in the 1990s. Read full book review >

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TWISTED by Cahroul Cramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Nostalgia buffs put off by this first novel's slapdash writing and slablike characters may want to persist to the ending, where they'll see the return of a trick first popularized by Mickey Spillane half a century ago."
Heidi Sinclair's divorced her husband, recorded a hit song, and signed a contract to voice the latest Disney animated film, but her luck runs out when she's stabbed to death in her shower, followed closely by Brett Noble, the eligible San Francisco bachelor whose post-coital doze in her bed is turned into something more bloody and permanent. Read full book review >

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What the Luck? by Brian Cramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2014

"A somewhat entertaining but plodding international action-farce."
Cramer's (One Calvin, 2013, etc.) comic-adventure novel follows a supernaturally lucky American expatriate through Japan's mysterious underworld. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN CRACKS THE CASE by Donald J. Sobol
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"That's a formula that still works after more than a generation. (art not seen) (Fiction. 8-10)"
Having kept Idaville crime free "for more than a year"—more like 44 years, to be precise—the still-ten-year-old Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown takes on ten more scams, misdemeanors and outright felonies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL AND THE CHILD by Dominique Falda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Unusual and thought-provoking. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An unusual meditation on a brief series of events concerning a small angel on earth. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A dreary, un-Disneyesque fairy tale that delivers leaden agitprop.

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America's holy of holies—Disneyland—is desecrated by big government in this strident right-wing satire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"An essential marketing manual for both the uninitiated and the experienced."
A guide to branded content that offers a newer, hipper version of "publish or perish." Read full book review >