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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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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TEMPORARY AGENCY by Rachel Pollack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Pollack (Unquenchable Fire, 1992, etc.) turns the world on its spiritual head, offering an alternative view of the matters in which the government, however spiritualized, is still not to be trusted."
Ellen Pierson's worst fears are realized when her cousin Paul's true love, the operator of a temp agency down the hall, turns out to be one of the Malignant Ones, a host of supernatural beings who torment humans in this post-revolutionary world (the Benign Ones aid humans). Read full book review >

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BREAKING AND ENTERING by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A rich and satisfying novel that explores in a significant way contemporary issues of family, religion and politics."
An exploration of Tolstoy's dictum about unhappy families. Read full book review >

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ALTERNADAD by Neal Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Foolproof material, illustrated with snapshots proving Elijah's cuteness."
A rock-'n'-roll writer becomes a father and finds it wonderful. Read full book review >

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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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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 >