Search Results: "Joel Kotkin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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 >

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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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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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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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"This is Hamlet not only without the prince, but without the king as well: a singularly absurd study."
A flawed and sometimes fantastic effort to link American anti- Communism to the ``demons of the American soul,'' by Marxist psychiatrist Kovel (Social Studies/Bard; The Age of Desire, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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KILL KILL FASTER FASTER by Joel Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"But if they do, they'll discover that the biggest con here is not Joey or his producer, but the novel itself. (Author tour)"
The editor emeritus of New York's Lower East Side (and the author of one previous novel, Kill the Poor, 1988) here tries to cash in on the post-Tarantino trend in nihilist/killer coolness for this tale of a Jack Henry Abbott sort—an ex-con who writes his way out of a life sentence only to end up back in the can on a bum rap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Blue Fire by Joel Canfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2016

"A complex tale with an upbeat detective who valiantly confronts a bevy of villains."
Canfield's (Dark Sky, 2015, etc.) latest thriller finds New York City private investigator Max Bowman searching for an elusive comic book artist, only to wind up entangled in a conspiracy. Read full book review >

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MERITROPOLIS by Joel Ohman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Well-written but can't break free of its all-too-familiar tropes."
Ohman's debut novel is set in Meritropolis, a walled city where every person lives at the mercy of the System, an algorithm that assigns each resident a number that determines their worth to society. Read full book review >