Search Results: "Roger Thurow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2012

"A business-based approach that redefines the notion of food aid to Africa."
Toiling one step ahead of famine: a firsthand chronicle of a year in the life of small farmers in Kenya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"In-depth research and personal stories bring the issue of malnutrition in women and children to the forefront and provide evidence that, with proper support, children can flourish."
A presentation of research from around the world showing that good nutrition is critical in the first 1,000 days of a child's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1992

"A thoughtful, thoroughgoing analysis of a consequential conflict among economic superpowers, worthy of a wide readership."
A perceptive interpretive appraisal of the coming trilateral struggle for world dominion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Instructive and to the point, an overview of emerging economic realities, including scenarios for the US, Europe, and Japan. (Author tour)"
A lesson plan for coping with the realities of the economic future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUMBERS by Roger Priddy
by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Though creative, this selection doesn't shine. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This interactive concept book provides some visually appealing but poorly constructed images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1996

"A lively but partisan tract which fails to tell the whole story of what lies ahead for capitalism in the US and elsewhere. (Author tour)"
On the evidence of the text at hand, cynics could be excused for suspecting MIT economist Thurow (Head to Head, 1992, etc.) has produced an election-year version of the liberal agenda rather than a systematic inquiry into free enterprise's prospects in a volatile postCold War era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOYS by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"An unassuming little gem. (Board books. 6-18 mos.)"
A bright pink cover contains a simple yet ingenious vocabulary builder for young babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY TOUCH AND FEEL HONK! HONK! by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"A couple are pretty lame—the fire engine has shiny foil lights, the pickup a similarly shiny grill—and appeal more to the eye than the fingers, but overall, this bruiser will likely see plenty of use. (Ages 1-2)"
With testosterone fairly vibrating from its pages, this vertically oriented, slightly oversized book celebrates Big Machines That Go Vroom, including a semi, a dump truck, a fire engine, a backhoe, a pickup and a concrete mixer: "This is a very useful truck / With an important job to do, / Mixing up the concrete / And delivering it too!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2000

"Although Shattuck occasionally leaves us to converse with (or assail) more erudite companions, he nonetheless remains a peerless guide to this most intricate of creations."
The celebrated literary scholar (Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts, 1999, etc.) and authority on Proust guides readers through one of the most complex works in literary history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"Learned and readable, but not everyone will be convinced."
Hedge-fund manager Alcaly views with a sanguine eye the state of the American economy. Read full book review >