Search Results: "Lester C. Thurow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Instructive and to the point, an overview of emerging economic realities, including scenarios for the US, Europe, and Japan. (Author tour)"
A lesson plan for coping with the realities of the economic future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1996

"A lively but partisan tract which fails to tell the whole story of what lies ahead for capitalism in the US and elsewhere. (Author tour)"
On the evidence of the text at hand, cynics could be excused for suspecting MIT economist Thurow (Head to Head, 1992, etc.) has produced an election-year version of the liberal agenda rather than a systematic inquiry into free enterprise's prospects in a volatile postCold War era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1992

"A thoughtful, thoroughgoing analysis of a consequential conflict among economic superpowers, worthy of a wide readership."
A perceptive interpretive appraisal of the coming trilateral struggle for world dominion. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

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A GIRL NAMED 
CHARLIE LESTER by Carissa Halston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"A lovely piece of female confessional."
The razory hip Charlie sallies forth from a hateful adolescence to find sex, self-awareness and then, in its many guises, the thing called love. Read full book review >

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COMPANY C by John Sack
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Readers in search of a gritty grunt's-eye view of the Gulf War will be far better served by Carsten Stroud's estimable Iron Bravo (1995)."
A journalist's perfervid, impressionistic, and ultimately pointless take on an American armored unit that survived Desert Storm with a minimum of combat casualties. Read full book review >

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The C ENIGMA by Spiros Gratsias
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A myriad of codes and riddles provide a solid amount of enjoyment for fans of mysteries or espionage thrillers."
In Gratsias' debut historical thriller, an anthropologist learns that his family may be linked to a decadeslong war between good and evil. Read full book review >

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LESTER FIZZ, BUBBLE-GUM ARTIST by Ruth Spiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Pop art in the most literal sense. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The scion of an artistic family—a very artistic family, as the boxed "collections" of cousin Cornell, along with the small paintings of uncle Edouard and cousins Claude and Vincent taped to the refrigerator reveal—finds his medium and métier at last. Read full book review >