Search Results: "Robert L. O'Connell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1992

"Shrewd, informed commentary on the socioeconomic and political state of the union."
From the editor of The Wall Street Journal—an ebullient and persuasive argument that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the 1990's could prove a belle Çpoque for industrial powers like the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1992

"These cavils apart, an astute audit of an economic dilemma that demands analytic consideration of the sort at hand rather than the alarmist attention it so often has attracted."
A journalist formerly with Forbes and Reuters offers a wide- ranging and consistently perceptive assessment of Japanese investment in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"In short: Get thee behind us, Milton Friedman—there's a new accountant in town, and he's counting megawatts and felled forests."
Of inputs, outputs, and invisible hands: a prolegomenon to a future economics that takes environmental costs fully into account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMLAND by Robert L. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Anderson creates a spellbinding landscape but then leaves it achingly underexplored. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Reality blurs into nightmare when a dream-walking girl breaks all the rules to help the boy she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATHERHOOD IN AMERICA by Robert L. Griswold
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1993

"Provocative, informed, wide-ranging, and full of specific detail without being academic. (Illustrations—not seen)"
Griswold (American History/University of Oklahoma; Family and Divorce in California, 1850-1890, 1983—not reviewed) surveys how, since 1800, fatherhood in America has been shaped by economic necessity, political opportunity, social expectations, and, recently, by the personal needs of fathers themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SATURN RUKH by Robert L. Forward
Released: March 1, 1997

"Thrilling speculations, sub-par dramatics: Once again, Forward's remarkable ideas run way ahead of his ability to express or dramatize them adequately."
Another sf venture from physicist-writer Forward (Camelot 30K, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFF TRACK by Robert L. Spevakow
Released: Oct. 30, 2009

"A compelling story of spirituality, emotional desolation and forgiveness whose characters could use some life."
A Vancouver-based wholesaler's life takes a nosedive after his best friend kicks the bucket at the peak of his physical, emotional and financial success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A delightful, edifying tale written with intelligence and emotional sensitivity."
A brief history of the creation of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2012

"A useful guide to the evolution and future of computing."
Fascinating insights into the past, present and future of computing. Read full book review >