Search Results: "John Browne"


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THE GLASS CLOSET by John Browne
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2014

"Valuable encouragement to closeted workers who can afford to heed the author's advice."
An appeal to LGBT workers and corporations about the benefits of inclusion, from the former CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Read full book review >

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SEVEN ELEMENTS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by John Browne
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"Somewhat entertaining but lightweight stroll through some of the chemical underpinnings of the modern world."
Personal observations on how the use of seven elements has shaped human civilizations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2016

"A timely and provocative discussion of big business and its uncertain future."
Former BP chief executive Browne (Seven Elements that Changed the World: An Adventure of Ingenuity and Discovery, 2014, etc.) teams with McKinsey & Company principal Nuttall and former McKinsey consultant Stadlen to call out some systematic failures of businesses, including the failure to learn from the past.Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to RenÇ Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Browne's exceptional out-of-time story—about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas—is told from four perspectives. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Anthony Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not as whole, perhaps, as Outside Over There, but a fine, unsettling evocation of emotion nevertheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy's anxieties over his absent father channel themselves into a deeply metaphorical journey through a fairy-tale forest to Grandma's. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Though no Gideon's Trumpet, this is a touch better than the usual run of legal memoirs, and it affords useful insight into the ways of the law and its practitioners."
A noted defense attorney's unapologetic memoir of a long career in criminal justice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers genuinely interested in exploring both sides of the controversy of women as soldiers will quickly realize they're getting only one here."
Dense polemic arguing that women are unfit to serve in the armed forces will likely convince only those who already agree with the author's contention. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY AND THE PRINCE by Hester Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Lacks the panache of Little Lady, Big Apple (2007), but Browne's less-than-perfect princess is still a delight."
Third installment in the romantic misadventures of brassy, sassy Melissa Romney-Jones. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2004

"No longer outlaws, perhaps, but the author shows enough of these riders remaining wary of selling out to keep their misfit status intact."
Entertainment Weekly music critic Browne (Dream Brother, 2001) takes an informative look at the uneasy interface of alternative sports and corporate America. Read full book review >