Search Results: "Richard Branson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIRGIN WAY by Richard Branson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Mostly entertaining autobiography beats out the usual business textbook approach."
Virgin Group founder Branson (Screw Business As Usual, 2011, etc.) reveals the methods that have helped him build his unconventional multibillion-dollar business empire. Read full book review >

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FINDING MY VIRGINITY by Richard Branson
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A welcome update from an irrepressible iconoclast who prides himself on 'effervescence, cheekiness and great service.'"
A sequel to the business magnate's 1998 bestseller, Losing My Virginity. Read full book review >

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SCREW BUSINESS AS USUAL by Richard Branson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Overwritten but inspiring."
Virgin CEO Richard Branson (Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen, and Blasting into Space, 2011, etc.) offers a stirring vision for a "new capitalism" that makes doing good for society a top business priority. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"In contrast to Martin van Creveld's polished, staid Age of Airpower (2011), Branson is above all enthusiastic about his subject and forward-seeing."
A quirky, eclectic history of great flights, from balloons to space shuttles—with some generous plugs for the author's own Virgin company. Read full book review >

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MILOSEVIC by Dusko Doder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A clear, well-crafted guide to a volatile region; a devastating analysis of the depravity of a despot. (1 map, not seen)"
Two experienced international reporters examine the life and political career of the Yugoslav president. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HAM THE ASTROCHIMP by Richard Hilliard
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Paying tribute to the "first truly intelligent being" in space, Hilliard traces the flight and later life of the chimpanzee sent aloft in a Mercury capsule in 1961. Read full book review >

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SLIM AND JIM by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"A heavily battered typeface adds to the generally raffish air of this droll, action-packed (and very silly) modern fable. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Channeling Aesop through Charles Dickens, Egielski (Locust Pocus! Read full book review >

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SLAVERY by Richard Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Contradictory statements, sweeping generalizations, and a general lack of focus make this history of slavery more an eye-glazer than an eye-opener. Read full book review >

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ADELINA’S WHALES by Richard Sobol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Accessible on many levels, it gives a personal face to conservation. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Photojournalist Sobol contrasts ten-year-old Adelina Mayoral's life in a Mexican fishing village with that of the gray whales that spend three months in the water just offshore. Read full book review >