Search Results: "Joseph Stiglitz"


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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS by Joseph Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2002

"Provocative, readable, and sure to earn Stiglitz persona non grata status in certain corridors of power."
An insider's account of the ill-considered effort to make a free market of the Third World, an effort that, described here, favors the rich and robs the poor. Read full book review >

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MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK by Joseph E. Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"A thoughtful essay that ought to provoke discussion in certain well-appointed offices, to say nothing of development and aid circles."
If the free market is the answer to the world's woes, then why is so much of the world getting poorer? Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz (The Roaring Nineties, 2003) ventures some persuasive answers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"Likely to cause indigestion among some Wall Streeters, but a thoughtful, accessible survey of a history that's still unfolding."
A best-of-times, worst-of-times overview of the previous decade by whip-smart economist and presidential advisor Stiglitz (Economics/Columbia Univ.; Globalization and Its Discontents, 2002). Read full book review >

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THE EURO by Joseph E. Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A cogent and urgent argument of compelling interest to economists and policymakers."
A tale of monetary union and its discontents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2012

"An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis."
From one of the world's leading economists, a political call to action in defense of equality and human rights. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT DIVIDE by Joseph E. Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2015

"Smart, sometimes-stinging prose that rejects the doctrines of strangled government and artificial austerity, doctrines that require us to 'pay a high economic price for our growing inequality and declining opportunity.'"
Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz (The Price of Inequality, 2012, etc.) examines some of the macro dollars-and-cents issues that separate the haves from the have-nots—and money is just of them. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH SMITH by Richard Lyman Bushman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"More complete but less evenhanded than Robert Remini's Joseph Smith (2002); some readers may find parts of Bushman's narrative to be overly credulous."
Orthodox life of the decidedly unorthodox Joseph Smith, founder and prophet of Mormonism. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A sympathetic portrait of a talented, diligent man who laid a foundation for others, but lacked the imagination to build a memorable monument. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This well-researched biography of a forgotten scientist also suggests a revealing view of 19th-century American science. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH HAYDN by Wendy Thompson
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Glossary; list of works. (Biography. 10+)"
One more handsome volume in the ``Composer's World'' series (see above), with the same format, rather distanced style, excellent period illustrations, and musical excerpts. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Aspects of a spy novel, a writer's autobiography and a victim's affidavit pulsing with resentment and fear combine to reveal a man's dawning awareness of the primacy of freedom."
The frightening, illuminating and disturbing memoir by the author of The Satanic Verses, the book that provoked a death sentence from the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Read full book review >