Search Results: "Kenneth M. Pollack"


BOOK REVIEW

UNTHINKABLE by Kenneth M. Pollack
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Learned, lucid and deeply sobering."
A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution sets out our increasingly diminished options for dealing with a country that has vexed America since the Eisenhower administration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 2008

"A persuasive but painful solution for dealing with the mess in the Middle East."
A former supporter of the Iraq invasion, former National Security Council director for Gulf Affairs Pollack (The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America, 2004, etc.) now admits it was a terrible idea. Yet America must not only remain involved in the Middle East, he declares, it must bring harmony to that volatile region. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An entertaining read, and not without the virtues of humor and smarts, but an ultimately disappointing volume on an underexamined subject."
An intelligent but severely flawed look at Anglophone films set in Africa from the silent era to the present. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO STANDS IN LINE by Kenneth M Halpern
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Don't let their brevity fool you; these works are tenacious, earnest, and overflowing with gloom."
Halpern's somber debut collection of poetry and vignettes centers on the impediments of life, from fleeting time to death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUSTBALL AIR by Kenneth M. Schuett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"Inventive, profane and action-packed, with a wiseass, resourceful hero."
A smart-mouthed young smuggler is tasked with a dangerous assignment in this steampunk-flavored adventure novel. Read full book review >

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Your Cash Is Flowing by Kenneth M. Homza
NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2014

"A business how-to for some and a collection of helpful reminders for others; makes for an engaging light read."
A "fractional CFO" offers useful snippets of financial advice to small business owners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2000

"A model book of practical political science, the best guide imaginable to our political situation in the months before the 2000 elections."
Two experienced analysts blend history, political science, and up-to-date information to bring readers current with American politics in the age of the Internet. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

KLEPTO by Jenny Pollack
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pollack's writing keeps the story light enough for teen audiences, yet races along with real suspense as she convincingly explores the depths of adolescence. (Fiction. YA)"
In this outstanding first novel, two 14-year old girls become best friends by forming a common bond: shoplifting. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOUTH by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Delicate but dazzling."
Incisive, beautifully crafted stories about family relationships, focused especially on the dynamic between fathers and daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"A cogent look at one of the conceptual bedrocks of language."
Examination of how analogies are more than just a section on the SAT exam; they are powerfully relatable tools that shape how we communicate ideas and influence others. Read full book review >