Search Results: "John C. Whitehead"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Altogether, a pleasing memoir, with many lessons in practical leadership and public duty."
A business executive and diplomat recalls a long life of service, including recent work, post-9/11, as head of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Strong content buttressed by smooth prose, with almost every chapter a pleasure to read."
A collection of essays comparing WWI and WWII might seem aimed at military buffs, but in fact it's a page-turner, always stimulating and skillfully written. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAG HARBOR by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"Not as thematically ambitious as Whitehead's earlier work, but a whole lot of fun to read."
Another surprise from an author who never writes the same novel twice. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE A CRAB! by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Certainly not new fare, but any opportunity to help children understand emotions is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marine-themed look at all kinds of moods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2003

"An eminently instructive guide for law students, and for general readers an authentic version of a world they normally see only through the meretricious lens of TV courtroom dramas."
In his impeccably detailed memoir, trial lawyer Tucker (May God Have Mercy, 1997) takes readers through some of the most celebrated and notorious courtroom dramas of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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WRONG TAILS by John C. Horst
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A quirky tale of tails with an endearing narrator whom young girls would love to befriend."
In this middle-grade fable, an intelligent and empathetic preteen is enlisted to help a mermaid fix her "wrong tail." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"Astonishing stuff that leaves readers with plenty of work to do."
Second installment of Wright's ferociously dense and convoluted far-future space opera involving hyperintelligence, aliens and artificial evolution (Count to a Trillion, 2011). Warning up front: read the first book first. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE by John C. Havens
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An astute philosophical meditation on a major problem facing designers of advanced computers."
As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly essential to our lives, a steady stream of books is expressing delight or dismay. In this thoughtful addition to the genre, Mashable and Guardian contributing editor Havens warns that we have ignored an essential feature of machine thinking: its ethics.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A hackle-raising book about nature and human nature, venality and justice, and how disasters—before, during, and after—sharply mirror society."
How the most significant deleterious factor in natural disasters may be the human element. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2006

"A worthwhile volume for classrooms and libraries, and a solid entry point for those interested in learning more about African-American contributions to history."
A compendium of questions and answers about African-American cultural history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Unlikely to impress jaded Lincoln devotees, but sure to charm newcomers."
Waugh (On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and How It Changed the Course of American History, 2003, etc.), a Civil War historian and former bureau chief of the Christian Science Monitor, offers a lively biography of the Great Emancipator, from birth to first inauguration. Read full book review >