Search Results: "Orlando R. Kelm"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Essential reading for anyone heading off to do business in China."
A lively, informative primer on recognizing and avoiding the cultural pitfalls Americans may encounter while doing business in China. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMEAN WAR by Orlando Figes
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Narrative history at its best, with patient unfolding of events unknown and forgotten—but that have consequences even today. A thoroughly impressive book."
Quick: What was the Crimean War about? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Lucid, thorough and essential to understanding Stalinist society."
The people whisper while denunciations are shouted all around: an exemplary study in mentalités, asking how the norms of old were so thoroughly remade in the years of Soviet terror. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"It is a masterpiece."
A brilliant history of the Russian Revolution from the onset of the revolutionary crisis to the period when the basic institutions of the Stalinist regime were in place. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA, 1891-1991 by Orlando Figes
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"As ever, highly readable and of tremendous interest to students not just of Russian history, but also of modern geopolitics—and not least due to the fact that Soviet heir Vladimir Putin remains in power."
The dean of contemporary Russian studies—and a gifted popularizer—ventures a refreshing thesis that joins the fondest dreams of the Bolsheviks to the full-circle collapse of the Soviet Empire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A heart-rending record of extraordinary human endurance."
A rich trove of letters tells the moving story of two young physics students in Stalin's Russia whose love was severely tested while separated by exile in Siberia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2002

"A superb, enlightening work."
An immensely learned, ambitious effort to view Russian history through the lens of its arts, music, and literature. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Richard J. Orlando
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2013

"A valuable tool for those concerned about leaving a legacy, financial and otherwise."
In this practical and thoughtful financial guide, a financial adviser who's worked with many wealthy clients offers advice for passing along a family's wealth. Read full book review >

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LETTER TO THE ONE PERCENT by Anthony W. Orlando
NON-FICTION

"A powerful, compact primer on American economics."
An economist and historian puts the Great Recession into historical context and examines the current economic crisis as well as policies designed to benefit the superwealthy at the expense of the other 99 percent of Americans. Read full book review >

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Jerusalem Ablaze by Orlando Ortega-Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"Stylish, sincere tales that go to dark, sometimes-uncomfortable places."
In Ortega-Medina's debut short story collection, characters are consumed by their fascinations with sex, death, and inescapable fate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Not a bad idea, but still a theme in search of evidence."
An original but not very successful attempt to illuminate the political culture of the Russian Revolution by looking at its language and symbols. Read full book review >

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THE OBJECT LESSON by Jordan Orlando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Interesting for Orlando's skill at duplicating realistic dialogue, but a long-winded, difficult read that is just too late for the brat pack bus."
Newcomer Orlando's overlong, ultimately unrewarding look into the dark past of the 1981 graduating class of an exclusive Manhattan prep school. Read full book review >