Search Results: "Randy Lowenstein"


BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE & THE LOST KEY by Randy Lowenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"It's too early to tell if the running joke of Millie's outsized adventures will get old, but at least in this first set of apps, Millie more than earns whatever kibble App Store sales may provide for her. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A new app series that combines several genres and styles to create a doggie adventure that feels fresh, Millie Was Here is off to a fetching start with a free preview—Meet Millie—and this separate full-length story. Read full book review >

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MILLIE'S CRAZY DINOSAUR ADVENTURE by Jennifer Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"She's a good dog with a great set of apps. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Canine explorer Millie here builds a time machine to avoid running late with a friend's birthday gift, but she soon finds herself chased by a baby T-Rex. Read full book review >

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RANDY THE DAYDREAMING DOG by Jan Graveline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A perfect choice for those who value weak potty humor, a hollow story and uninspiring animation and interaction. Others would do well to set their alarms before this dream takes shape. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
After his master leaves for work, a dog passes the time by daydreaming. Read full book review >

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RANDY RILEY'S REALLY BIG HIT by Chris Van Dusen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A cunning twist on the heroic home run that wins the game. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Randy's first and only home run saves his town from disaster. Read full book review >

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THE PILLOW BOOK OF LOTUS LOWENSTEIN by Libby Schmais
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Chick lit par excellence. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
What begins as assigned diary entries à la Sei Shonagun's late-tenth-century The Pillow Book turns into Lotus Lowenstein's tart, irreverent take on sophomore year, written in "franglais." Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S BANK by Roger Lowenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Lowenstein doubts the Federal Reserve Act could be passed in today's volatile political climate, but he provides an unusually lucid history of our nation's central bank."
The story of the creation of the Federal Reserve. Read full book review >

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BUFFETT by Roger Lowenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

A blue-chip biography that not only brings Warren Edward Buffett to vivid life but also pays detailed tribute to the integrity, patience, and acumen that have made the low-key Nebraskan arguably the greatest investor ever. Read full book review >

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THE END OF WALL STREET by Roger Lowenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2010

"A well-delineated chronicle likely to cause readers to ask who put the clowns in charge of the circus, and why aren't they confined to prison cells."
A veteran financial/business journalist examines the past three years of economic collapse, chronicling actions and inactions from dozens of villains and a few heroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"With a lucid style and a sense of humor and amusement, Lowenstein guides us through the thickets of high finance in the computer age."
An entertaining and informative history of Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM), the hedge fund whose 1998 collapse rattled the financial markets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2008

"A chilling anatomy of one bad decision followed by another—and another."
Lowenstein (Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing, 2004, etc.) probes a dangerous miscalculation made by American private and public enterprise: laying off responsibility for workers' pensions and retirement health benefits on some unspecified future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2004

"Are there any lessons to be drawn? Yes, many. But as long as the culture 'tolerates lying, even in seemingly marginal ways,' Lowenstein suggests, the great humbling of 2002 may foretoken worse to come."
A wide-ranging examination of the stock-market boom of the 1990s and its resounding crash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Of value to poets as well as anthropologists, the book also holds universal appeal through the compelling way Inuit symbols and traditions are brought to life, illuminating humanity's cycle of dark, wintry dreams and hopes of plenty in the spring."
In this gripping study of the Alaskan Inuit people, British poet Lowenstein narrates Tikigag (Point Hope) seasonal rituals and each year's culmination—the spring hunt for the bowhead whale. Read full book review >