Search Results: "Michael Schaffer"


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Released: April 20, 1989

From an investment banker, an illuminating guide to the tricky and increasingly important techniques of countertrading. Read full book review >

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MISDEMEANOR MAN by Dylan Schaffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2004

"First-timer Schaffer, a public defender, packs too much writing into too little space—but it's fun, nonetheless, making a good case for both Manilow and Oakland."
A case of public indecency escalates to capital murder while the music of Barry Manilow plays on. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Fraught lessons learned about the stuff of living and the staff of life, along with kvetching in the kitchen."
Dysfunctional family angst rises precariously in bread-baking classes at a New York cooking school. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"For heavy LinkedIn users-or those who aspire to be-only."
A primer on the social network LinkedIn and an introduction to Windmill Networking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Though exploring some subjects only superficially in his account, derived largely from secondary sources, and devoting a third of his text to the experiences of soldiers in the trenches, Schaffer still offers an illuminating overview of the impact of WW I on the US."
If WW I was the most decisive event of the 20th century for Europe, its impact on the US was considerably less, but Schaffer (History/California State at Northridge) shows that the war both presaged and contributed to the rise of federal power in the 1930's. Read full book review >

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I RIGHT THE WRONGS by Dylan Schaffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2005

"Overlong, and the constant references to Manilow songs will result in persistent, uninvited theme music for readers of a certain age. Still, Seegerman remains likable."
A case of dognapping distracts public defender Gordy Seegerman from rehearsals as he again readies himself and his band of fellow worshippers to meet the man of their dreams, Barry Manilow. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2011

"The newbies' workshop for everything managers and staffers need to start, plan and execute a sales and marketing strategy using LinkedIn."
Schaffer's second book is a friendly, yet detailed, tutorial peppered with gems of insight into LinkedIn functionality and etiquette. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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The Truth The Whole Truth Nothing but the Truth by Michael
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Sprightly throughout, this volume portrays a belief system that is vehement though rarely novel."
A debut book offers a no-nonsense guide to biblical teachings, with a particular emphasis on the truth found in the Bible itself. Read full book review >