Search Results: "Paul Collier"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Rigorous analyses plus policy prescriptions make for a readable treatise."
A leading expert on the economics of developing nations spells out his prescriptions for solving problems that haven't been fixed by democracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2010

"An important book—another winner from Collier."
Collier (Economics/Oxford Univ.; Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places, 2009, etc.) presents a cogent argument for a major reassessment of natural-resource management. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A vital contribution to a discussion that should be at the top of world leaders' agendas."
A clear argument that the world needs a new approach to refugee policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXODUS by Paul Collier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Valuable reading for policymakers."
An economist and expert on the world's poorest populations analyzes who migrates, why and the effects on host societies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UPTOWN by Bryan Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Walter Dean Myers's poem Harlem (1997), illustrated in similar style by Christopher Myers, conveys a deeper sense of the African American community's history, but this makes an engagingly energetic once-over. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Collier debuts with a set of dazzling paint-and-photo collages paired to a child's tribute to his Harlem neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BACKYARD by John Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A handsome series of paintings, but not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An artist who's been much honored by his peers at the Society of Illustrators (15 medals) explores a familiar theme: following a suburban yard from the present back through times when ``cowboys sang lonesome songs and died on cold plains'' and ``Braves loved maidens, and great battles with no names raged'' to dinosaurs, mountains rising and falling, and ``hydrogen and darkness and the hand of God.'' But the concept is secondary to Collier's fascination with the composition at which he excels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HORSE NAMED STEVE by Kelly Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Team spirit and individual achievement are certainly lacking in this attempt to explore what makes a horse (or a child) special. (Picture book. 3-6)"
To be different is to be a standout in this confusing little story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Housewife by Kristin Collier
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A complex transgender love story that mixes selfishness and compassion."
A woman grapples with a new reality after her husband comes out as a transwoman in this detailed debut memoir of marriage and transformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Maps; notes; Gettysburg Address. (Fiction. 10+)"
Before dying of a wound, Pa extracts from Johnny a promise not to become involved in the Civil War and to care for the farm and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JERICHO WALLS by Kristi Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It will give youthful readers information on a level deeper than that offered by mere dates and facts and will lend itself to discussion. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Another memorable preacher's child steps on to the stage in this promising debut. Read full book review >