Search Results: "Robert D. Hormats"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A careful study in economic history that deserves wide airing."
A vigorous account, by a Goldman Sachs VP and presidential adviser, of the high cost of combat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A useful, teeming point of departure for exploring these up-and-coming Eurasian dynamos."
An ambitious, somewhat amorphous look at the many "transition zone[s]" comprising traditional trading posts along the Indian Ocean that are now emerging as important strategic flashpoints. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"An affecting account of one man's irrepressible will to survive and succeed."
The fictionalization of a memoir that recounts an Armenian's attempt to flee Turkey at the dawn of World War I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Comport casts Margaret as a long-necked, pale-skinned beauty with waves of red hair as fiery as her spirit. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
Another woman-turned-warrior tale, this time set in Ireland. Read full book review >

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CHARITY DETOX by Robert D. Lupton
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"Radical new methods that could take charity to a new, more effective level."
New ideas and approaches toward charity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An insightful book that paints a disturbing picture of the collapse of the working class and the growth of an upper class that seems to be largely unaware of the other's precarious existence."
A political scientist calls attention to the widening class-based opportunity gap among young people in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A chilling, eye-opening report—and a call to action."
A fascinating, if terrifying, look at psychopaths: the often charming, glib, sane-seeming people who rape and murder—and rip- off S&Ls—without a second's thought because they utterly lack the emotions that add up to the defining human characteristic of conscience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"A provocative survey of a changing military charged—it seems ever more apparent—with making the world American, regardless of the world's view of things."
Prolific world-traveler Kaplan (Mediterranean Winter, 2004, etc.) goes where the boots are. And where they are, he suggests, there stands the American Empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2000

"A major work of social research."
A longer and much improved version of Putnam's controversial 1995 Journal of Democracy article of the same name, this is an important work that is likely to be the center of much debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A memorable portrait of an increasingly important region. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Timely and vivid view of the Balkans, by Kaplan (Soldiers of God, 1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1996

"But for sheer entertainment, vigor, sharp observation, and thoughtful comparison, Kaplan takes a lot of beating."
A ``brief romp'' through West Africa, Egypt, Iran, Central Asia, western China, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, and Cambodia by Atlantic Monthly contributing editor Kaplan (Balkan Ghosts, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >