Search Results: "Joseph S. Nye Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

THE POWER GAME by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Another superficial treatment of Washington as a sinkhole for careers and marriages. Meanwhile, the moral issue of pre-emption is obscured by operational details."
Debut fiction, set in the near future, from Nye (The Paradox of American Power, 2002, etc.), Clinton's Assistant Secretary of Defense: a bland mix of turf wars, marriage wars, and the threat of religious war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A sanguine assessment of our sanguinary times."
A former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration, currently dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, optimistically predicts that the US will retain its current dominance in world affairs. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF POWER by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A great reminder that fear and hate are not the only tools used to sell books these days—a substantial work that should be read by anyone with an interest in how politics works."
Illuminating analysis of the mechanisms of power shaping global politics. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE by Bill Nye
Released: July 11, 2017

"Just the vade mecum for the smart teenager in the family and eminently pleasing reading for grown-up nerds as well."
Bow-tied nerd superhero Nye (Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, 2015, etc.) serves up a tasty combination of memoir and manifesto. Read full book review >

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UNSTOPPABLE by Bill Nye
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An important message delivered in a winning manner."
Climate change is coming; what can we do about it? TV's "Science guy" has some answers. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Touching poetry about love, grief, and the ties that always bind."
LeBlanc's collection of poems charts his development as a poet, husband, and father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1995

"Close to being a sermon, but redeemed by its brisk and lively style."
From President Carter's secretary of health, education, and welfare, a clarion call for a cultural revolution in how we think about health. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN OF ISLAMIC LITERALISM by Joseph A. Butta Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"An accessible primer to Islamic ideology for the uninitiated."
A meticulous, scholarly introduction to Islamic literalism, specifically designed for a Western readership. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A noteworthy chronicle—and surprising appreciation—of two well-matched foes from the Greatest Generation."
A debut book details the fighting lives of two soldiers in the South Pacific during World War II, one a U.S. Navy officer, the other a young Japanese lieutenant. Read full book review >