Search Results: "Mallaby. Sebastian"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Essential reading for all those who care about South Africa and its neighbors."
In a lively and carefully reasoned analysis, Mallaby, the Economist's Africa correspondent, offers a cautiously optimistic prognosis for postapartheid South Africa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A worthy essay in institutional dynamics as much as financial history and international development. Sure to be widely read inside the Beltway."
A swiftly moving tale of what goes on behind the vaults at the World Bank, an institution led by a vigorous, cantankerous, and polarizing boss. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO KNEW by Sebastian Mallaby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A well-crafted, thorough biography sure to interest students of the modern economy and financial system."
The life of perhaps the wonkiest financial theorist to sit at the helm of the Federal Reserve. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2010

"A lively, provocative examination of a little-understood financial realm."
A history of hedge funds that also looks at their role in the recent market crash. Read full book review >

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PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >

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DEAD BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sebastian Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The mystery and its solution, sketched out rather than worked out, are mainly a pretext for introducing you to some amiable misfits, some exotic pets and Janet's supremely gossipy narration."
A dead singer/songwriter looking for a comeback is at the center of this second case for a Hudson Valley psychotherapist-turned-antiques dealer and her big, happy, dysfunctional, non-biological family. Read full book review >

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WAR by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"An often harrowing, though mostly conventional, account of the physical and psychological toll of modern warfare on the average soldier."
The latest flexing of journalistic muscle from Vanity Fair contributor Junger (A Death in Belmont, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2008

"Barry beautifully braids together the convoluted threads of his narrative."
A subtle study of psychology, religion, family and politics in Ireland. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE GRAY by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A war novel that should take its place among the masterpieces of the genre."
England's redoubtable Faulks (A Fool's Alphabet, 1993; Birdsong, 1996) offers up a third solid, alluring, durable novel'set in 1942—43, just as the tide begins to turn, however slightly, against the Nazis. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE by Sebastian Loth
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Gently inviting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A scientific-minded snail enters the Space Race. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL ENGLISHMAN by Sebastian Faulks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2002

"Well-crafted and intelligent sketches of particular interest to students of nonfiction writing, who'll find a useful model here."
Cinematically inclined English novelist Faulks (Charlotte Gray, 1999, etc.) mourns the beautiful, talented sons of Albion, doomed to early graves. Read full book review >

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ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

Faulks (The Girl at the Lion d'Or and Charlotte Gray, both 1999, etc.) seeks new ground by setting his latest in the US during the Nixon-JFK election campaign of 1960—with results that reveal his powerful command of story-drive but skirt closer than usual to the familiar and melodramatic. Read full book review >