Search Results: "Malcolm Gladwell"


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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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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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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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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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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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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 PURLOINED CLINIC by Janet Malcolm
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Malcolm at her lucid, informed, sometimes too-clever-by-half best, and minus the questionable journalism characterized by her imbroglios with Fatal Vision author Joe McGinniss and renegade Freud researcher Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson."
Malcolm (The Journalist and the Murderer, 1990, etc.) explores psychoanalysis, art, literature, and her native Czechoslovakia in this provocative collection of essays, all of which originally appeared in either The New Yorker or The New York Review of Books. 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 >