Search Results: "Susan Drucker"


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KUNU'S BASKET by Lee DeCora Francis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Gentle and only slightly didactic, it makes not only an attractive intergenerational story but shows how much work and patience go into one of those beautiful baskets, a number of which are illustrated on the last page. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The men of Indian Island, Maine, make baskets—but young Kunu wants to do it right now by himself. Read full book review >

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THE SAVIOR by Eugene Drucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Bitter, beautiful, profound—like Mahler in its intensity."
Forced by the SS to give concerts at the camps, a violinist agonizes: Can music really tame the savage beast? Or, more to the point, revive the living dead? Read full book review >

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THE BIG PICTURE by Vanessa Drucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"At least the proportions are right: with Susannah it takes about three sentences."
A second novel by Drucker (Winner Takes All, 1990) that asks the question: Can readers come to love a heroine who on page one gets boffed by her artist boyfriend at a downtown Manhattan subway station and then goes through the rest of the book with a ``sticky crotch?'' After all, the experience puts stains on her suede coat and nearly makes her late for dinner at the East Side palazzo where she keeps house for Emil Papier, a Swiss millionaire art collector. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 1968

The humanist view of the world which always held to some fundamental truth about experience, whether objective or subjective, has for a long while now been on the defensive. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Afterword. (Fiction. 8+)"
Left with an aunt when their widowed father escaped Poland in 1940 (``It's not safe for Jewish men...[but] No civilized country would hurt women and children''), Jacob Gutgeld and his brothers were sent to different hiding places outside the Warsaw Ghetto as the Nazis' intentions became evident. Read full book review >

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KINDERTRANSPORT by Olga Levy Drucker
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A fine addition to the many other remembrances of the period. (Autobiography. 10+)"
An autobiographical account—compelling in its authentic details—of the author's WW II years as a Jewish refugee in England. Read full book review >

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"But on this stand, he is persuasive and stimulating, and writes with clarity and force."
Drucker's bold look-ahead proceeds from many of the economic and engineering facts of life in present-day America. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1982

"Still: these are elegant people elegantly pondering diplomacy, etiquette, finance, adultery, anti-Semitism, history, old age, and the approaching Great War—and readers partial to a sedate, old-world sensibility will be richly rewarded."
Stately, low-key fiction from the well-known management guru: loosely connected vignettes (Drucker compares them to the movements of a quartet) from the lives of four distinguished Europeans who reach their later years around the turn-of-the-century. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 1980

"So much, too, for Drucker's latest go at managing the world from a swivel chair: it satisfices."
Some directives for business and institutional managers, some global-think for the Executive Board. Read full book review >

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MANAGING FOR RESULTS by Peter F. Drucker
Released: April 22, 1964

"And, yes, while you're at it — make some money."
"The business of America," in the unforgettable words of our 30th President, "is business." Mr. Drucker has a penchant for comparable profundities. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S LATKES by Malka Drucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Grandma's facts aren't completely straight—the ancient Jews didn't cultivate potatoes; still, a fine introduction to the celebration and background of this holiday. (Fiction. 6-8)"
It's time to make latkes for Hanukkah, and Molly is finally old enough to help, to learn her grandma's secret recipe (reprinted at the end), and to hear the story of the miraculous oil. Read full book review >

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Released: May 6, 1970

"Neatly argued, with points enumerated, expanded, illustrated, and tucked away, this is an accessible sampling of Drucker's insights on technological trends, their management, and their social implications."
Drucker has assembled twelve essays from his substantial backlog of conference papers and magazine articles of the past dozen years to convey the shape and substance of his thought on "how Man works." Read full book review >