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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ISABELLA'S BED by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

When they visit Grandmother, the children sleep in ``Isabella's'' handsome bed and explore the trunk of South American treasures at its foot. Read full book review >

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CUPID by Julius Lester
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Useful for analyzing the original tale's moral sketchiness, but a sluggish read. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
This novelization of Cupid and Psyche has too little flavor and too much ego. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Well-intentioned but frustrating."
By amateur historian/jazzman Lester, the first bio of legendary jazz pianist Tatum. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"A swift, sweeping primer on the Age of Discovery and the legacy of mapmaking."
The history of a rare and priceless map, which serves as a window to the mysteries and marvels of the Age of Discovery. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS by Lester David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 1994

"To be read under the hair dryer, but not really thrilling enough to take home. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to New Woman)"
A rehash of the life of Jackie as she turns 65: a collection of old news, non-news, and tabloid analysis. Read full book review >

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AND ALL OUR WOUNDS FORGIVEN by Julius Lester
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 1994

"A forceful and startling look into the minds and hearts of those involved in the civil rights movement, this novel raises compelling questions about the successes and failures of that movement."
Lester (The Last Tales of Uncle Remus, 1994, etc.) offers a potentially controversial and intimate account of the life and death of a black civil rights leader as told 25 years later by the leader himself and the people who loved him. Read full book review >

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BING CROSBY'S LAST SONG by Lester Goran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"An appropriately bittersweet evocation of a largely vanished world, distinguished by its ripe, vigorous language and by a moving portrait of a troubled, decent man."
"It's a heavy millstone," the protagonist of this sad, salty novel reflects, "to be the son of a good father." Read full book review >