Search Results: "Kurt Eichenwald"


BOOK REVIEW

SERPENT ON THE ROCK by Kurt Eichenwald
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"A masterful reconstruction of a substantive financial scandal, one that bears comparison with such landmark exposÇs as Barbarians at the Gate, Den of Thieves, and The Predators' Ball. (8 pages photos, not seen) ($100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An absorbing and definitive take on the criminally unscrupulous deceptions committed by Prudential Securities in its aggressive marketing of chancy limited partnerships during the 1980s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Likely too long for many readers, but the author effectively allows the depressing events to speak for themselves."
A blow-by-blow, episodic reconstruction of the fallout from 9/11 in the highest spheres of terrorist strategy. Read full book review >

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CONSPIRACY OF FOOLS by Kurt Eichenwald
NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2005

"There's a certain guilty, craning-to-see-the-accident pleasure in these pages, which could have benefited from a careful trimming. Likely not the last word on the Enron affair, but also likely to endure as a standard account."
A chatty, overly long, but highly readable account of the collapse of Enron and the reasons the energy empire fell. Read full book review >

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BIG RIG BUGS by Kurt Cyrus
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The bare-bones, rhyming text makes this accessible to even very young children, while the combination of construction trucks and bugs is sure to guarantee its popularity. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cyrus offers a creative, appealing comparison between bugs and construction trucks. Read full book review >

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TANGLE TOWN by Kurt Cyrus
by Kurt Cyrus, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1997

The glass door says ``pull,'' but the mayor is pushing, and he's getting blisters. Read full book review >

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BILLIONS OF BRICKS by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"After sharing this, readers will have a new appreciation for bricks and will want to count all the ways they're used in their own communities. (Counting/picture book. 4-7)"
This describes itself as "a counting book about building," but it is so much more. Read full book review >

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ODDHOPPER OPERA by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Two-legged fans of Douglas Florian's Insectlopedia (1998) and J. Patrick Lewis's The Little Buggers (1998) will scurry after this verbal and visual tour-de-force. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Cyrus (The Mousery, 2000, etc.) promises bugs and verses, and delivers plenty of both in this ground-level view of a vegetable garden's teeming residents. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT THE BIRDIE by Kurt Vonnegut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For ultra-committed fans and Vonnegut scholars only."
Early, unpublished work from the much-lauded and much-loved American writer. Read full book review >

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HOCUS POCUS by Kurt Vonnegut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 1990

"Yes, there are occasional flashes of the old Vonnegut magic (a lovely encounter between Eugene and an illegitimate son named after a cocktail, for example), but mostly he is working well below his top form here."
Vonnegut's latest is his most insistently antiwar novel since Slaughterhouse-Five, and is haunted by Vietnam; the title refers to Uncle Sam's Vietnam propaganda outfit. Read full book review >

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HAIR by Kurt Stenn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A spirited, informative history of a fascinating fiber."
A hair-follicle scientist offers an edifying look at the biology, physiology, and history of hair. Read full book review >