Search Results: "Robert Galbraith"


BOOK REVIEW

CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The book ends on a cliffhanger worthy of Harry Potter, and Rowling's readers will eagerly await the next installment."
J.K. Rowling continues her investigation of the dark side—this time giving us three gruesomely twisted suspects—in her latest pseudonymous mystery. Read full book review >

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THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith
Released: June 19, 2014

"Rowling proves once again that she's a master of plotting over the course of a series; you can see her planting seeds, especially when it comes to Robin, which can be expected to bear narrative fruit down the line. It will be a pleasure to watch what happens."
In her second pseudonymous outing as Galbraith, J.K. Rowling continues her examination of fame—those who want it, those who avoid it, those who profit from it. Read full book review >

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THE CUCKOO'S CALLING by Robert Galbraith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"A quick, fun read. Rowling delivers a set of characters every bit as durable as her Potter people and a story that, though no more complex than an Inspector Lewis episode, works well on every level."
Murderous muggles are up to no good, and it's up to a seemingly unlikely hero to set things right. Read full book review >

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THE FISHING BROTHERS GRUFF by Ben Galbraith
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Illustrated with a garish tangle of photo-manipulated found objects, scowling painted figures and harvested fish—plus the occasional die-cut hole—this import will be best directed toward readers who need their lessons bludgeoned home. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Taking the familiar folk tale as his model but revising the ending considerably, Galbraith fashions a blunt cautionary tale aimed at heedless degraders of the environment. Read full book review >

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THE RISING SUN by Douglas Galbraith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The recent revival of interest in historical fiction has produced some of the best novels of the last decade. Few are equal to this exemplary debut performance."
A bold, doomed exploratory venture—the Darien Expedition of 1698—is the rich subject of this unusually assured first novel by yet another first-rate Scots writer. Read full book review >

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INEQUALITY by James K. Galbraith
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2016

"An arguable thesis, perhaps, but an evenhanded view of a topic generating much heat."
Economist Galbraith (Univ. of Texas; The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth, 2014, etc.) ventures an anti-Pikettian view of the sharply divisive fact that not all wallets are created equal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1998

"Sophisticated but accessible and powerful arguments for the open-minded."
A tour de force by an economist not so handicapped by theoretical orthodoxy that clear thinking is impossible. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An intelligent, entertaining look at the unique and not-so-unique issues that gifted teens face. (Self-help. 11 & up)"
While gifted teens may seem to be best prepared of all adolescents to cope with life, this effort offers specific, often pithy advice for a sometimes-neglected group's special needs. Read full book review >

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Released: March 2, 1989

Galbraith (Economics/U. of Texas; and former executive director of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress) weighs in with a neomercantilist solution to America's trade and budget deficits. Read full book review >

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Released: May 27, 1958

"A book which deliberately sets out to disturb, provoke, criticize — and it does all this, loquaciously."
The author of American Capitalism and The Great Crash, 1929 attempts here to demonstrate that the economic ideas which guide our society — an affluent society — are not only rooted in the past but are largely relevant only to the past, to a time when grim scarcity and poverty were the overwhelmingly dominant economic and human concern. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO KENNEDY by John Kenneth Galbraith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 1998

"Reports on politics in India and a military clash with China will be of moderate interest for students of south Asian politics, but ultimately there is little here to capture the attention of the general reader."
Collections of letters are precious when the correspondents are prominent and the content is of enduring value, for example the Adams/Jefferson letters. Read full book review >