Search Results: "Martin Mayer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BANKERS by Martin Mayer
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"Engrossing and perceptive perspectives on developments that could signal the twilight of traditional over-the-counter banking."
Much has happened to America's depository institutions in the more than two decades since Mayer wrote The Bankers, and his elegant update provides an informed guide to the convulsive change that has brought a remote, buttoned-down profession into the rowdy, high-tech world of financial services. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 1993

"On balance, though, an instructive briefing on a capital crime and its punishment. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
While the old gray Mayer (Whatever Happened to Madison Avenue?, 1991, etc.) ain't what he used to be, there still are few to rival his command of high—and low—finance—and so his account of how Salomon Brothers rigged the unregulated market in government securities represents an informed, if sometimes exasperating, contribution to the literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"A timely and thoughtful alert on a socioeconomic problem whose implications are (or should be) of general concern."
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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Mayer's industry, his obvious good will and humor persuade even those opposed to his politics or leery of his proposed solutions that he just might be right."
A brief history, a current assessment and, finally, a plea for reform of America's courts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2001

"An in-depth (sometimes excruciatingly so) financial history of a complex organization."
A somewhat dense, albeit informative, history and overview of the Federal Reserve System and its impact on the global economy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 1991

"Though far from sanguine about the industry's prospects, however, he's vastly entertaining in his wide-angle analysis of its once and future woes."
A chatty, instructive update on the ad game, once a glamour business but now fallen on increasingly harder times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"A real ho-hum."
Overlong and overly impressionistic breast-beating from one of the elder statesmen of the American bar with help from Mayer (The Greatest Ever Bank Robbery, 1990). Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY DINOSAURS by Mercer Mayer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Eye candy for dinosaur fans, with piles of yard-sale goods and other junk on hand that will reward closer looks. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The plot doesn't exactly make sense, but that hardly matters when the pictures show a suburban neighborhood suddenly overrun with humongous dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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EYES IN THE MIRROR by Julia Mayer
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Ultimately, this average debut effort never rises above the masses in either overcrowded genre. (Paranormal/reality fiction. 12 & up)"
Stoned, Dee's attractive male friend Jamie suggests the existence of an alternate universe, and later the 16-year-old finds it by stepping through a mirror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1998

"This definitive biography is, like its subject matter, unabashed and eloquent, though too loquacious for casual readers."
A meticulously researched and original biography of the firebrand American abolitionist. Read full book review >