Search Results: "Misha Glenny"


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NEMESIS by Misha Glenny
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Glenny does an admirable investigative job, delving deeply into the complicated causes and effects of Rio's drug trafficking."
A page-turning chronicle of the life and career of a favela don illustrates the larger challenges of a deeply impoverished, class-ridden Brazilian society.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Scary reading."
A complex, eye-opening account of cybercrime, one of the world's fastest growing sectors of criminal activity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Glenny's instinct for weaving complex political threads into powerful narration makes his history essential reading for anyone striving to make sense of the seemingly impenetrable Balkan crisis. (12 maps)"
A sorely needed and authoritative history of the Balkan peninsula. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2008

"A bracing, frightening ride through a dark world experiencing 'a vigorous springtime.'"
Today's international crime syndicates are more powerful than ever, and likely to become more so. Read full book review >

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YOU DISAPPEAR by Christian Jungersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Jungersen writes brilliantly and raises knotty questions of identity—who, after all, is the 'real' Frederik?—and of moral accountability, no matter who we are and what we've experienced."
An intelligent, at times even intellectual, novel about philosophical issues of identity and moral responsibility. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Angrist artfully uses his personal experiences to introduce readers to the frontiers of genetic knowledge today and its promise for the future."
A former genetic counselor investigates personal genomics. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH FOR THAT WINTER by Dorthe Nors
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"In these novellas, people never really know each other, which means they must take their consolations where they can.
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These two novellas present an edgy evocation of contemporary life. Read full book review >

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STORIES AND PROSE POEMS by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 1971

"His new collection, with its stoical, plain, inward beauty, movingly reminds us that Solzhenitsyn seems never to have written a line that was not somehow tinged with hope."
Solzhenitsyn writes in the great Russian tradition of celebrating the calamity of being born a Russian. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"Perceptive musings ready-made for artistically inspired readers and those with short attention spans."
A bounty of short, sound advice and commentary from a Canadian improvisational-theatre instructor. Read full book review >