Search Results: "Maury Klein"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"An endlessly entertaining and informative treatment of a vast, sometimes difficult subject."
Business historian Klein (The Change Makers: From Carnegie to Gates, How the Great Entrepreneurs Transformed Ideas Into Industry, 2003, etc.) brings the steam and electrical power revolutions memorably to life. Read full book review >

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A CALL TO ARMS by Maury Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"Thoroughly researched, objective and authoritative in tone, this is likely to be the definitive work on this topic for years to come, though it is likely too detailed for casual readers."
Klein (History, Emeritus/Univ. of Rhode Island; Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present, 2011, etc.) delivers a sprawling account of the struggle to mobilize the moribund American economy for World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1997

"A compelling account of the folly and brilliance displayed as the nation veered toward collapse. (2 maps, 8 pages of photos) (History Book Club alternate selection)"
A dramatic narrative that depicts how secession struck at the heart of republican government itself in the five months leading up to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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STEALING GAMES by Maury Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A lively, absorbing retelling of a great episode in the history of America's iconic pastime, one that modern coaches would do very well to study."
The rise and glorious moment in the sun of the 1911 New York Giants, widely considered one of the best lineups in baseball history. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW’S END by Maury Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2001

"A most timely business narrative."
A well-written, comprehensible assessment of the 1929 stock-market crash. Read full book review >

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LITTLE KLEIN by Anne Ylvisaker
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Instead of a typical boy-and-his-dog story, the author has created something unique and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Little Klein, aka Harold, is definitely the runt of the litter. Read full book review >

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ANDROMEDA KLEIN by Frank Portman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Alas, the conclusion (satisfying but easy, with a frustrating and unnecessary near-magical disability cure) is a rush job after hundreds of pages of meandering magickal confusion. (Supernatural. 12-14)"
A disappointing second outing from the author of King Dork (2006) introduces Andromeda Klein, teenage occultist. Read full book review >

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MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Klein changed the way rock does business. In this balanced, fascinating, and well-written biography, Goodman gives him credit where it's due."
The story of a manager more often vilified than any other in the history of rock. Read full book review >

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MAURY AND THE NIGHTPIRATES by Dieter Wiesmüller
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

In a dream adventure, a boy voyages through the air in a ship with a girl, a rat, and a parrot to trick pirates of their stolen treasure: books of pirate lore and stories. Read full book review >