Search Results: "Malcolm Gladwell"


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OUTLIERS by Malcolm Gladwell
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"Sure to be a crowd-pleaser."
There is a logic behind why some people become successful, and it has more to do with legacy and opportunity than high IQ. Read full book review >

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DAVID AND GOLIATH by Malcolm Gladwell
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"In addition to the top-notch writing one expects from a New Yorker regular, Gladwell rewards readers with moving stories, surprising insights and consistently provocative ideas."
A far- and free-ranging meditation on the age-old struggle between underdogs and top dogs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2005

"Brisk, impressively done narratives that should sell very well indeed, particularly to Gladwell's already well-established fan base."
We need to place more trust in our "thin-slicer"—our capacity to make instant judgments—but we also need to sharpen its edge more keenly with experience and education. Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF CANADA by Andrew Malcolm
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Extensively annotated bibliography and filmography; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Few geography books compare and contrast their subjects with the US as well as this one does. Read full book review >

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SHEEP, GOATS AND SOAP by John Malcolm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Disappointing—especially after the author's polished last outing (The Wrong Impression, 1990)."
Eighth in the series featuring art-expert/sleuth Tim Simpson, one of a three-man team that invests in art for White's Bank of London. Read full book review >

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BOSNIA by Noel Malcolm
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"A very serviceable introduction to a complicated history."
A useful and brief, but comprehensive, history of Bosnia from earliest times to the brutal present. Read full book review >

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HUNG OVER by John Malcolm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Slow-paced, talky, and a bit precious, even for the art-oriented."
An 11th adventure for Tim Simpson (A Deceptive Appearance, 1992, etc.), art-investment advisor to White's Bank in London, who is once again embroiled in chicanery and murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An excellent narrative of the invasion, and a superb education in American military technology. (Maps and photos—not seen.)"
McConnell (Into the Mouth of a Cat, 1984, etc.) presents a compelling, crisply narrated account of America's 1989 invasion of Panama. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"An often cogent argument weakened by unnecessary repetition and vitriol—reads like a hybrid of a counterinsurgency manual and a consultant's business plan."
This critique of the War on Terror calls on the United States to switch from primarily military to almost exclusively ideological operations against al-Qaeda. Read full book review >

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THE HOLY GRAIL by Malcolm Godwin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Lavishly illustrated, it will make a fine coffee-table book. (180 color and b&w illustrations)"
An extensive treatment of the various legends of the Holy Grail that ultimately falls apart because of its pursuit of flimsy speculation. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Malcolm Gaskill
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A comprehensive history of America's colonists, who struggled to separate while remaining English, and the English, who just wanted a cash cow."
Gaskill (Early Modern History/Univ. of East Anglia; Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction, 2010, etc.) studies the effects of 17th-century colonization on three generations of English in both England and America. Read full book review >