Search Results: "Maury Klein"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 1989

A nicely handled update on the then-young men who gave long-suffering fans of New York's Mets their first championship season. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

TRY SOMETHING NEW: DEBUT SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY NOVELS
by John DeNardo

Are you feeling stuck in a literary rut? Dr. John has the cure!

OK, I confess. I am not an actual doctor, but I do have a tempting selection of notable debut novels that just hit the bookstore shelves. If you're looking for something new, read one of these and call me in the morning...

 

Like a Fly ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2000

"Steinbrenner certainly merits a book exploring his fascinating evolution from despised headline seeker to respected elder statesman. This isn't it. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A soft, uninspired overview of the most celebrated baseball team of the 20th century and its controversial owner, George Steinbrenner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JILLIAN CADE by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not a meal but an entertainingly tasty snack on the light side of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 12-15) "
With well-earned cynicism, high school junior Jillian is trying to carry on Umbra Investigations, her absent father's business and area of "expertise": he's a paranormal researcher, or, in Jillian's words, a trafficker "in bullshit." Read full book review >