Search Results: "Jeremy Rifkin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A bleak reckoning of the potential price of progress that will strike many observers as longer on ardor than analysis. (First printing of 50,000; author tour)"
A professional alarmist's attention-grabbing, albeit overstated, appraisal of a brave new world in which demand for labor could fall ruinously short of supply. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 1992

"Still, by putting all this readably together, he might well win a new and different audience."
Rifkin (Biosphere Politics, p. 460, etc.), who seems to turn out environmental calls to arms on an assembly line, now turns his guns on beef—in this survey of the cattle culture's destructive role in the modern world and in history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers willing to brave his messy exposition will find food for thought in Rifkin's book, but getting to it requires a lot of work. (First printing of 50,000; author tour)"
Scattershot doomsaying from a noted alarmist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"Intriguing but densely detailed and hyperbolic."
Rifkin (The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World, 2011, etc.) looks ahead to life after capitalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Back to the Middle Ages with you, Rifkin, and see if you really like the common life."
It's been downhill all the way for 400 years, says Rifkin (co-author, The Green Lifestyle Guide, 1990, Entropy, 1980, etc.), in this latest jeremiad on modern times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Merit of Light by Stephen Rifkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A promising, if uneven, debut from a poet whose work will continue to mature and evolve."
A debut collection of poetry inspired by the author's relationship with his wife and their time living on an island in Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUFF by Jeremy Strong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"In spite of the unfortunately silly title, here's a British import that boys may devour just as girls have loved Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fourteen-year-old Simon is a British boy working through a lot of problems: a new stepmother, a new stepsister, a school bully and a girlfriend named Delfine who's not as fine as a longed-for girl named Sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"No landmark, then, but the time is ripe for an introductory synthesis, and MacClancy knows, and covers, the territory."
A wide-ranging summary, by an Oxford anthropologist, of existing studies and ideas—as well as historical material—on the meaning we find in food and eating. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"It may puzzle readers of Son of the Morning Star and fans of They Died with Their Boots On, but this is an intriguing addition to the Custer literature all the same."
An eccentric though highly readable blend of history, travelogue, and memoir that follows a wobbly trail behind George Armstrong Custer's globetrotting widow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALT by Jeremy Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2007

"Ultimately, Pip realizes that Goose has exerted the strongest influence in his life, a matriarch who 'battl[es] the clouds,' preserves family stories and never gives in to 'the temptation to give up.'"
A slowly paced debut novel in which the sights, smells and lore of the landscape of Norfolk, England, play at least as great a role as the characters who inhabit it. Read full book review >

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SEA OF DOUBT by Jeremy Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A swift, unusually entertaining journey through present-day public relations."
Holden (Second that Emotion, 2012) offers a novel about a possible new Messiah—and a company that must sell the world on the concept. Read full book review >