Search Results: "Robert Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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BRIGHTON ROCK by Graham Greene
Released: June 10, 1938

"Plus sale in the mystery section."
A blend of horror, adventure, mystery and morbid realism for this weird, sometimes original story of murders at Brighton Rock, the London Coney Island. Read full book review >

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Satan's Elixir by Pippa Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This book's juxtaposition of the earnest and the downright zany make it a biting work."
Debut author Greene offers a satirical horror novel about the intersection of Colonial America and higher education. Read full book review >

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DUTY by Bob Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"A dull and sentimental read."
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Greene's (The 50-Yard Dash, 1997) memoir is touched off by the death of his father in central Ohio, in the same town where Colonel Paul Tibbets (the "man who won the war") also lived. Read full book review >