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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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BEAST & CROWN by Joel Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Regrettably, misses the mark. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A servant boy and his friends want to break free of a life of bowing and scraping—but at what cost? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"But his facts, and much of his analysis, will reward the careful reader."
A second, uneven installment of the economic apocalypse according to New York Times reporter Kurtzman (The Decline and Crash of the American Economy, 1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A provocative argument heavy on emotion but light on economic ramifications."
Bakan (Law/Univ. of British Columbia; The Corporation, 2005) argues that corporations "resemble human psychopaths in their essential natures," and he calls for government regulation of big business, citing examples sure to make parents take notice. Read full book review >

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In the Name of Honor by Joel Feiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"Well-researched but overstuffed."
In Feiss' (The Formula, 2011, etc.) new novel, a cadet at the prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy dies under mysterious circumstances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2005

"Excellent scientific journalism on the challenges arising from a real tipping point in human relations."
An eye-opening exploration of how cutting-edge 21st-century technologies, in embryonic form right now, pose the stark alternatives of a real-life Utopia or Brave New World. Read full book review >