Search Results: "Leonard Levitt"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2009

"Eye-opening reporting on America's largest and most powerful police force."
A veteran reporter chronicles rampant New York City police corruption during the administrations of Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARNIVORES by J.R. Levitt
Released: March 30, 1989

Revenge-melodrama in the sub-Death Wish tradition—with a couple of twists along the crude, lurid, implausible way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 3, 2013

"Thanks to radio, radar and GPS, the 'golden era' of lighthouses is over, but Levitt's century-and-a-half saga of an innovator whose ideas were at times fostered, at times thwarted, by politicians or leading scientists, is most welcome."
Homage to the man who turned feeble-and-far-between harbor lights into a global multitude of brilliant beacons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2008

"A labor of love of great value to Yankees fans and hard-core baseball junkies, but not too many others."
Everything you need to know—and much, much more—about a baseball magnate you probably didn't know existed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"While the amount of detailing makes the book a sailor's dream and a lubber's chore, anyone even remotely interested in the America's Cup will find plenty of nuggets here to keep their curiosity perking. (b&w photos, not seen)"
America's Cup winner Conner (The Art of Winning, 1988) and sailing writer Levitt's history of the most visible race in sailing blends politics, rarified technology, personalities, and a healthy dose of the sport's runic patois in thorough, if prolix, fashion. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVENTY-NINE DAYS by Cam Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Then again, Lewis and his cohorts beat Fogg to the finish (they also trounced the actual record of 109 days), so maybe a little bombast is the guy's due. (maps)"
A rip-roaring, two-fisted account of Lewis's bid to best the 80 days it took Phileas Fogg to circle the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF A UNION BUSTER by Martin Jay Levitt
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"An ugly mea culpa—but a useful corrective to the vast negative publicity routinely accorded unions. (Film rights sold to HBO)"
A tough-minded memoir of a clever, driven operator in a nasty profession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWINS by Tessa De Loo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A flat-out masterpiece: exhilarating and unforgettable."
The impassioned memories of German twin sisters separated in childhood and ever afterward by "the silly obstacles tossed up by history": that's the core of this brilliant 1993 novel by a hitherto untranslated Dutch writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"An eye-opening, and most interesting, approach to the world."
Why do drug dealers live at home? Levitt (Economics/Univ. of Chicago) and Dubner (Confessions of a Hero Worshiper, 2003, etc.), who profiled Levitt for the New York Times, team up to demolish conventional wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2014

"Upbeat and optimistic, Levitt and Dubner hope that by thinking 'a bit differently, a bid harder, a bit more freely,' readers will be able 'to go out and right some wrong, to ease some burden.'"
Co-authors Levitt (Economics/Univ. of Chicago) and journalist Dubner (Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance, 2009, etc.) continue on their mission to get people to think in new ways in this lively book about decision and persuasion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Jaunty, entertaining and smart. Levitt and Dubner do a good service by making economics accessible, even compelling."
A sequel to the megaselling Freakonomics (2005). Read full book review >