Search Results: "Peter L. Bernstein"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"One corner of the great American panorama enlarged to highlight its starry-eyed visionaries, political machinations, indefatigable ingenuity, and cockeyed optimism. (20 line drawings, not seen)"
Crisp, insightful history of the canal that transformed New York into the Empire State and the US into an economic powerhouse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

A savvy appreciation of how a small band of disinterested academics has revolutionized the way Wall Street and its offshore counterparts manage the world's investment wealth. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"A dense but compelling model of how the world works."
A history of probability from an economist and author of a history of Wall Street (Capital Ideas, 1991). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2000

"A mine of information for lovers of bezants, florins, dinars and ducats—and for those who wonder how a shiny metal came to decorate, then dominate, the world."
A glittering history of the prominence of gold in the world economy and the human imagination. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING FREELY by Robert L. Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A well-written book for lovers of book publishing and supporters of human rights."
Former Random House President Bernstein gives a fascinating history of publishing in the 20th century and traces the beginnings of the human rights movement. Read full book review >

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UNITED STATES OF JIHAD by Peter L. Bergen
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Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Thoughtful and sensitive, Bergen's book faces a nightmare scenario head-on."
A frightening survey of Islamic terrorists bred on American soil. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 1992

"The flowering of American neoconservative religious thought (see also Richard John Neuhaus's Doing Well and Doing Good, below), notorious for its acumen, wit, and cockiness, continues unabated."
Unfocused but frequently brilliant disquisition on Christianity in relation to society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Know your enemy, the adage goes. This is a most helpful resource."
He was a nice, quiet boy, a loner, kept pretty much to himself. Then he got a little funny in the head—but we never saw it coming. Read full book review >