Search Results: "Phil Rosenzweig"


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LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT STUFF by Phil Rosenzweig
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A provocative reconsideration of the power of positive thinking."
Rosenzweig (IMD Business School, Switzerland; The Halo Effect: And the Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers, 2007) offers a different slant on how successful businessmen and other leaders assess risk. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"The audience for this long-winded but well-meaning memoir will consist of TV-biz nerds and Cagney & Lacey devotees."
A memoir for hardcore fans of Cagney & Lacey, penned by its former producer. Read full book review >

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THE BUBBLE WRAP BOY by Phil Earle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"As much as Charlie would hate hearing it, good things do come in small packages. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Charlie Han, aka "Tiny Charlie," aka "the Chinese midget," is used to being bully bait, the lethal combination of his oddly small stature and klutziness making him a shoe-in for the worst junior high has to offer. Read full book review >

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THE REMAINS OF AN ALTAR by Phil Rickman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

The spirit of Edward Elgar, Britain's greatest ecclesiastical composer, haunts the byroads of the village of Wychehill. Read full book review >

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PRAISE OF MOTHERHOOD by Phil Jourdan
Released: May 16, 2012

"A heartfelt story that tackles grief through an honest, powerful lens."
Jourdan's background as a musician and translator comes through in a gripping debut memoir about his mother. Read full book review >

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SHOW TIME by Phil Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"A well-written novel with insight into the culture of reality TV as well as the harsh reality of human survival."
Contestants on a reality show must survive in a hostile and potentially deadly environment for seven months to receive a substantial cash payout. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Valuable and ready for immediate use."
In this bright, informative debut, McKinney, chief technology officer of Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group, writes that anyone can become an "idea person," given the right approach and a willingness to work hard. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN BLUES by Phil Pastras
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2001

"A well-written contribution to jazz history, and fine tribute to Morton's life and work."
A smart and engaging exploration of an inventive jazzman's lost years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A fascinating meditation on delusion and desire, this is an American tale."
Thomas Pynchon meets Hunter S. Thompson (stylistically) in a novelistic account of the US government's secret air base known as "Area 51." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Old-time basketball fans will enjoy remembering Pistol Pete, and young fans will be introduced to the player who left such a mark on the sport at a time when showmanship on the hardwood was not the norm. (16 pages b&w photos)"
An informative biography of the legendary basketball player who died suddenly in 1988 at the age of 40 because of a congenital heart defect. Read full book review >

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JIMI & ISAAC 3A: THE MARS MISSION by Phil Rink
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2010

"A lively narrative that ably combines rocket science, humor, and relatable characters."
In this continuation of a middle-grade series, a middle schooler weathers setbacks and self-doubt in his quest to build a working Mars probe. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST DAY by Phil Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Despite the borderline pretentious discussions of philosophy and theology, Harrison's elegant prose and deeply felt characters create a novel with a fiercely beating heart."
Irish filmmaker Harrison's cerebral yet emotional first novel shows how a "brief moment of continuity between two lovers" can have stark and long-lasting consequences. Read full book review >