Search Results: "Joel Kotkin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A challenging analysis of how the world really works."
While the world is shrinking in many ways, globally dispersed ethnic groups—according to this provocative account by Kotkin (West Coast editor of Inc.; coauthor, The Third Century, 1988, etc.)—are playing pivotal roles in shaping its economic future. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT HUNDRED MILLION by Joel Kotkin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2010

"A fascinating glimpse into a crystal ball, rich in implications that are alternately disturbing and exhilarating."
Think you have trouble finding a parking space today? Wait until 2050, when the American population will have grown by another 100 million. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CITY by Joel Kotkin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"A thoughtful survey, of interest to students of urban affairs and of world history alike."
In gentle rebuke to those who never saw the good side of a city, urbanist and commentator Kotkin (The New Geography, 2000, etc.) looks at the bright side, calling cities "humankind's greatest creation." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2000

"A sharp diagnosis that offers few prescriptions."
A lucid if self-evident examination of the impact that cyberspace is having on America's residential and commercial landscape, from trend-forecaster Kotkin (Tribes, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY JOEL by Mark Bego
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Plenty of factoids and musical insight about our Piano Man, but at the end of this catty biography, Billy Joel is still The Stranger."
The book that millions of fans have pined for…sort of. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A tidy synthesis, but not so insightful that it can succeed without the horse's mouth. (30 b&w photos)"
Though top-heavy on the business side, this look at pop idol Billy Joel pulls together many aspects of his life, even if they fail to cohere fully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"Though a balanced, objective study of the case would be useful and illuminating, Grumet does provide a readable look at the nitty-gritty of New York's political machine."
Post-mortem of an unusual Supreme Court case regarding the separation of church and state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"A languid love potion best taken in limited doses."
Love eludes a hapless serial dater desperate to replicate the sparks he experienced as a wide-eyed youngster. Read full book review >

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STALIN by Stephen Kotkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2014

"Staggeringly wide in scope (note the 100-page bibliography), this work meticulously examines the structural forces that brought down one autocratic regime and put in place another."
The first volume of a massive biography of Joseph Stalin (1878-1953). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACE TO FACE WITH GRIZZLIES by Joel Sartore
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"A glossy picture essay that young nature fans will enjoy browsing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking grizzlies from Alaska to the Rocky Mountains, a frequent National Geographic photographer, in a first book for children, gives young readers a first-hand account of daily life of these huge endangered mammals. Read full book review >