Search Results: "Roger Lowenstein"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"With a lucid style and a sense of humor and amusement, Lowenstein guides us through the thickets of high finance in the computer age."
An entertaining and informative history of Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM), the hedge fund whose 1998 collapse rattled the financial markets. Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S BANK by Roger Lowenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Lowenstein doubts the Federal Reserve Act could be passed in today's volatile political climate, but he provides an unusually lucid history of our nation's central bank."
The story of the creation of the Federal Reserve. Read full book review >

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BUFFETT by Roger Lowenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

A blue-chip biography that not only brings Warren Edward Buffett to vivid life but also pays detailed tribute to the integrity, patience, and acumen that have made the low-key Nebraskan arguably the greatest investor ever. Read full book review >

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THE END OF WALL STREET by Roger Lowenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2010

"A well-delineated chronicle likely to cause readers to ask who put the clowns in charge of the circus, and why aren't they confined to prison cells."
A veteran financial/business journalist examines the past three years of economic collapse, chronicling actions and inactions from dozens of villains and a few heroes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2008

"A chilling anatomy of one bad decision followed by another—and another."
Lowenstein (Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing, 2004, etc.) probes a dangerous miscalculation made by American private and public enterprise: laying off responsibility for workers' pensions and retirement health benefits on some unspecified future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2004

"Are there any lessons to be drawn? Yes, many. But as long as the culture 'tolerates lying, even in seemingly marginal ways,' Lowenstein suggests, the great humbling of 2002 may foretoken worse to come."
A wide-ranging examination of the stock-market boom of the 1990s and its resounding crash. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Of value to poets as well as anthropologists, the book also holds universal appeal through the compelling way Inuit symbols and traditions are brought to life, illuminating humanity's cycle of dark, wintry dreams and hopes of plenty in the spring."
In this gripping study of the Alaskan Inuit people, British poet Lowenstein narrates Tikigag (Point Hope) seasonal rituals and each year's culmination—the spring hunt for the bowhead whale. Read full book review >

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DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >

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Nog: A Christmas Muse by Roger McManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A rambunctious, albeit protracted, fantasy tale."
Debut author McManus offers a novel about a muse's quest to continue after the death of the human he inspired. Read full book review >