Search Results: "Jorge Enrique Botero"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2010

"Of gang after gang that can't shoot straight, but still find ample market for their wares in an ever-hungry Norte—fuel for the fires of the legalization movement."
A pointed case study in unintended consequences—in this case, of the war against drugs spilling out into civil war, and vice versa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"But readers expecting details on the impact of politics on Mexico's social and cultural life, on its diverse regions, and on its self-image, will likely be disappointed. (50 b&w illustrations, 4 maps, not seen)"
A vigorous, detailed history of Mexican politics, concentrating on the 19th and 20th centuries, and more particularly on the men who have contested for control of the nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF GOD AND PHYSICS by Enrique Joven
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Too many history lectures and not enough tension."
Inspired by a mysterious real-life text, Spanish physicist Joven's fiction debut sends three friends on a series of intellectually edifying, if less than thrilling adventures. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN FLOWER by Nina Jaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2005

"The illustrations in luscious tropical colors, with shapes and patterns (especially spirals) reminiscent of pre-Columbian art, are perfect. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
The island of Puerto Rico, originally called Boriquén by its Taino inhabitants, was once, according to legend, a barren mountain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

To All Airline Passengers by Carlos Enrique Diaz
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Reassuring primer that confidently takes flight."
A commercial airline pilot addresses layperson questions/concerns about flying in this debut informational guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A windy and tiresome second-hand jeremiad. (charts, maps)"
A tendentious postmodern critique of modernity and the European colonization of the New World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN HARVEST by Jorge Amado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Still, Amado provides us with the fullness of Brazilian reality and modern history that no other writer we read in translation does."
Here, in the first English translation of a novel written some 40 years ago, Amado (Pen, Sword, Camisole, 1985, etc.) strikes off with his trademark exuberance—this time to tell the cautionary tale of how brokered cacao devastates the economy, ecology, and societal structure of the Brazilian provincial port of Ilheus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Viral Leadership by Jorge Acuña
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A book that offers solid strategy tips for striving leaders."
A training consultant discusses how to become an effective and "infectious" leader in this debut business guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"A cultivated humanist's marvelously readable memoir of revolution's hard realities, which 20 years later has appeal for readers of almost any political persuasion."
A genuine literary treasure from Latin America's recent past, which—though originally published in 1973 in Spain and elsewhere- -is just now available in a gracefully translated US edition, with a laudatory preface by Octavio Paz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Accept a multicultural society and embrace diversity, says Ramos, or beat your head against the wall. Truer words were never spoken, even if they are still fighting words for too many."
Voices and experiences from the great Hispanic emigration to the US, gathered and put into appropriate context by the levelheaded yet passionate journalist Ramos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINING SARDINES by Enrique Flores-Galbis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nostalgia in a fresh form. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Enriquito and Ernestina are good friends in a small rural village in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUPLICATIONS by Enrique Jaramillo Levi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Forgettable."
There are so many of these brief, unspectacular stories by the Panamanian Levi that eventually their very number overwhelms. Read full book review >