Search Results: "Robert Greene"


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THE 48 LAWS OF POWER by Robert Greene
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"If they are not, it's a brilliant satire. (Author tour)"
The authors have created a sort of anti-Book of Virtues in this encyclopedic compendium of the ways and means of power. Read full book review >

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MASTERY by Robert Greene
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Readers unfamiliar with the anecdotal material Greene presents may find interesting avenues to pursue, but they should beware of the author's quirky, sometimes misleading brush-stroke characterizations."
Greene (The 33 Strategies of War, 2007, etc.) believes that genius can be learned if we pay attention and reject social conformity. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD by John Robert Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 1995

"A fair, balanced account of a troubled time and of a decent man whose efforts left the White House in better shape than he found it."
Gerald Ford comes across here as an average nice guy who was thrust into the hot seat of a banished president and who tried to heal a demoralized nation in the aftermath of Watergate and Vietnam. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"An insightful, accessible examination of the way in which day-to-day speech is tangled in a complicated web of history, politics, race, economics and power."
A wide-ranging study of language, including the various political dimensions involved in how and why certain languages gain prestige while others become extinct. Read full book review >

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QUEEN SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

Sophie's little heart is breaking, but in a funny way. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO PLACE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Poignant and true. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Margaret's life is happy enough until all at once things seem to fall, like dominoes slowly knocking one another down. Read full book review >

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A BURNT-OUT CASE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1960

"Strong publisher backing and the author's name assure initial attention."
Almost all of Greene's serious works have been framed within the context of Catholicism, and while intimations of grace and disgrace hover over his new book here, there is no sterner conflict-no deadlock between the flesh and the faith. Read full book review >

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A SENSE OF REALITY by Graham Greene
Released: June 21, 1963

"These serious overtones qualify the collection as more than light entertainment, which it also is, although it may ultimately prove to be only peripheral as a part of this writer's permanent collection."
Three short stories, and one which is actually a novella, are affiliated by their concern with the intangible and illusory and they sometimes cross over into less finite areas where reality is blurred by fantasy, memory and myth. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1961

"Its small cast, and general sophistication of theme and tone, would suggest that it will be desirable for little theatre groups and while no more than it is an agreeable diversion."
The book publication of this Greene play, a sophisticated marital and extramarital comedy which was hugely successful in London (partly due to the excellence of its cast), will be timed here to coincide with its Broadway production. Read full book review >