Search Results: "Robert B. Reich"


BOOK REVIEW

SAVING CAPITALISM by Robert B. Reich
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Reich's overriding message is that we don't have to put up with things as they are. It's a useful and necessary one, if not likely to sway the powers that be to become more generous of their own volition."
An accessible examination of how the "apparent arbitrariness and unfairness of the economy [has] undermined the public's faith in its basic tenets." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2004

"All remains to be seen. But Reich offers a persuasive, and spirited, view of the present political landscape and how it might be remade."
To the barricades, liberals: according to former Secretary of Labor Reich, your hour is at hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Short and lively, this is a timely contribution to making the ongoing discussion more productive."
Reich (Public Policy/Univ. of California, Berkeley; Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, 2011, etc.) spells out what he thinks citizens need to do to ensure Washington acts on behalf of the public good, not special interests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FUTURE OF SUCCESS by Robert B. Reich
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"A work that should inspire citizens and policy makers to reflect on where we are going and if we really want to go there."
Former Secretary of Labor Reich (Locked in the Cabinet, not reviewed) considers the promise and problems of the new economy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2010

"Lucid and cogent."
Former Secretary of Labor Reich (Public Policy/Univ. of California, Berkeley; Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, 2007, etc.) argues that America will not have a sustained economic recovery until the middle class has more buying power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDENVILLE OWLS by Robert B. Parker
FICTION
Released: April 19, 2007

"A good bit of storytelling, though written from an older adult's vantage point—compelling basketball action, too. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Trying his hand at writing for a younger audience, the bestselling novelist wraps a tale of bigotry and spousal abuse around a pick-up basketball team's drive to the state tournament, and the hormone-driven confusion of its young coach. Read full book review >

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GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1974

"Cheeky, bright entertainment with a very ulterior transgressor."
Spenser of The Godwulf Manuscript is not trying to be like anybody else this time and he's a disarmingly casual private investigator who says anything which comes into his head and it's usually pretty funny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

An explosive, well-written look at the events leading up to the Japanese raid on Pearl harbor, including FDR's provocation of the attack, by a WWII veteran and longtime journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"This account has little of worth to contribute to Crimean War studies. (11 b&w photos, 2 maps)"
A messy book about a messy war. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE PLAY by Robert B. Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2004

"The talk is electric, the pacing breakneck, the cast colorful and empathic. After a couple of so-so efforts, Parker flat out nails it here."
Ebbetts Field, 1947. Robinson's penciled in at first, a guy named Burke has his back, Parker benches Spenser (Back Story, 2000, etc.), and we get a gem of a book. Read full book review >