Search Results: "Joel Kurtzman"


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 >

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UNLEASHING THE SECOND AMERICAN CENTURY by Joel Kurtzman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Great booster writing offering many exciting possibilities for America's future."
Fasten your seat belts. If Kurtzman (Startups that Work: Surprising Research on What Makes or Breaks a New Company, 2005, etc.) is right, the American economy is fueled for an unprecedented takeoff into a new era of economic growth. Read full book review >

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DOING NOTHING by Neil Kurtzman
Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"Holds its own alongside Samuel Shem's The House of God, a highly regarded take on the life and times of medical students."
Kurtzman's debut novel traces the evolution of a wary first-year medical student who becomes chief resident at a busy city hospital. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2007

"Fanciful fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a little boy encounters a fantastical creature, he uses his imagination to keep his new friend entertained. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER by Joel Meyerowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An attractive book that will be most useful as a complement to the film. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
In the manner of Violette Verdy's step-by-step retellings (Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers, 1991), a scrupulously detailed narration explicating what's seen in a full performance of The Nutcracker—in this case, the new film version. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"On the other hand, the author knows American business and businesspeople thoroughly, making this an important management tool for a cleaner era."
Massive information-gathering and a dedicated belief in the potential profitability of green business practices distinguish this lively manual for the environmental reform of companies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"This is one of those rare books that elevates the usual bureaucratic drudgery of corporate America to an almost Shakespearean level of characterization, passion, and drama. (Author tour)"
What Tracy Kidder did for computers, Brinkley now does for television, in this masterful chronicle of the flips, foibles, and frenzy that characterized the nearly decade-long race to develop high definition television (HDTV). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"The detailing of the actual concert reads like old news, and the sourcing could be clearer, but this is a compelling analysis of an event that hadn't seemed like it needed anything more written about it."
An incisive account of the most infamous concert debacle in rock history. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED MEXICO by Joel Simon
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1997

"This sobering book is required reading for environmentalists, both critics and supporters of NAFTA, and all readers who care for Mexico's future."
Fine environmental reporting from the Third World front lines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Brief bursts of bloodthirsty action interspersed with reminiscences, aristocratic circumlocutions, meditations on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and how for serving girls getting raped is best regarded as part of the job description. Fans only."
Third in the series in which a band of Earthlings guide a late-medieval world where magic works toward—if not democracy, at least an end to slavery and oppression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Not likely to win any new converts to America's cowboys-and-Indians approach to fixing foreign countries' deep-seated problems."
Long-winded, superfluously stuffed account of the author's vain attempts to induce the Afghans to give up their primary cash crop. Read full book review >