Search Results: "Jeffrey D. Sachs"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LONE WOLF TERRORISM by Jeffrey D. Simon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Some of Simon's research validates common-sense conclusions about extreme human behavior, but the book contains enough fresh findings to recommend it to those who want to delve into such dark corners."
In the second edition of his book originally published in 2013, Simon (The Terrorist Trap: America's Experience with Terrorism, 1994, etc.) focuses his scholarship on spree killers who act alone or with minimal assistance. Read full book review >

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The Private Life of General Omar N. Bradley by Jeffrey D. Lavoie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"A rigorous yet accessible look at a misunderstood American hero."
This biography of Gen. Omar N. Bradley, one of Patton's contemporaries, explores his personal life more thoroughly than any attempted before. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >