Search Results: "Jeffrey D. Sachs"


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THE AGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT by Jeffrey D. Sachs
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Required reading for policymakers and students, and general readers will finish the book realizing they actually understand what sustainable development is all about."
A leading economist offers a brilliant analysis of the worldwide need to balance economic development and environmental sustainability. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"An important assessment of what ails America, and a must-read for policymakers."
A noted economist argues that deep reforms are needed to bring renewed prosperity to the United States—a nation "dangerously out of balance," where a tiny elite holds wealth and power without regard for their fellow citizens. Read full book review >

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Released: March 21, 2005

"A solid, reasonable argument in which the dismal science offers a brightening prospect for the world's poor."
Must the poor be with us always? Probably. But there are degrees of have-notness, and, argues UN special advisor Sachs, "extreme poverty can be ended not in the time of our grandchildren, but in our time." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"A welcome contribution to the sustainable-development literature, accessible to nonspecialist readers but most useful to those with grounding in economics and international policy."
Economist Sachs (Earth Institute/Columbia Univ.; The End of Poverty, 2005, etc.) limns social, environmental and economic forces that are reshaping the planet—for better or worse remains to be seen. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER

"A compelling story filled with realistic characters displaying genuine emotion."
Arnold's (Peace: Medjugorje Miracle and Message, 2004, etc.) novel is a well-crafted religious fiction about a big city lawyer who moves to a small town seeking a secure environment in which to raise her young daughter, only to find that she must face her worst nightmares. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Despite its various limitations, the book proves a worthwhile read on a thorny and highly sensationalized topic. (45 b&w photos, not seen)"
A copious account of the modern American experience with terrorism that substitutes descriptive detail for thoughtful analysis. Read full book review >

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FIAT by Jeffrey D. Schlaman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A passionate novel that warns of a coming economic apocalypse."
A dystopian novel about the collapse of the American financial superstructure. Read full book review >

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SAN JACINTO by James Pohl
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 9, 2013

"Travelers to the battlefield will find this a useful companion, and economy-minded students of Texas history will welcome having Pohl's text at half the price of the print edition."
An accessible, well-illustrated study of one of the great turning points in American history—namely, the battle that established the independence of Texas. Read full book review >

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Marilyn Sachs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"But she also provides enough phone chat, mall shopping and family lore to make it all sweetly contemporary and much fun to read. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The middle child of five in a middle-class home, 15-year-old Alice is so involved in the plight of Mary, the middle sister in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, that she can't see the trajectory of the story and gets a C on her report. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH SANTA by Betsy Sachs
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

A "Stepping Stone Book" with chapters and enough pleasant, realistic b&w drawings to make the text approachable. Read full book review >

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FOURTEEN by Marilyn Sachs
Released: April 1, 1983

"Bubbly and offbeat and, yes, more interesting than the likes of First Love."
Some funny, savvy stuff—especially about being the offspring/model of a children's book writer—hung on a forced, crypto-mystery plot. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE A FRIEND by Marilyn Sachs
Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"A believable problem novel by an experienced author; the exasperation evoked in the reader by Vi's spoiled-brat behavior is a fair indication of Sachs' skill."
Patti, 14, idolizes her mother, Vi, just 17 years older than Patti: a girlish, effervescent companion who loves to shop, provides a constant supply of homemade cookies, and is a favorite with Patti's friends. Read full book review >