Search Results: "T.R. Reid"


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T.R. by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 17, 1997

"Missing some of the brio of Edmund Morris's The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and of the colonel himself, but a life that pays its subject the ultimate tribute of taking him seriously as an adult. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Theodore Roosevelt emerges as considerably more than his toothy Rough Rider legend in this extensively researched, psychologically penetrating biography of our 26th president. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"Salutary arguments abound here for those tired of homegrown complainers about high taxes and states' rights. A sturdy companion to Will Hutton's Declaration of Interdependence (2003), written with an eye to an American audience."
Winston Churchill's dream is fulfilled: a former "coal-and-steel trading arrangement" has grown from common market into globally powerful international community. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Reid presents an interesting thesis but doesn—t quite convince. (Author tour)"
A readable if superficial analysis of the moral basis of east Asian society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A reasoned, well-balanced, highly readable account, especially welcome as the national debate over health care gets underway."
A timely survey—filled with important lessons for the United States—of how other nations have created systems that provide universal health care for their citizens. Read full book review >

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A FINE MESS by T.R. Reid
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Though Reid's topic may be anathema to many readers, he makes it relentlessly revelatory and simple to understand."
An exploration of the absurd complexity of the American tax system and an astute comparison to many examples of simpler, effective tax collection by other governments around the world. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY INTO THE FLAME by T.R. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Fans of Dan Brown will find this book worth a try for its action and mystical angle. Other thriller fans may just feel burned."
This adequate New-Age thriller, offering a vision of an apocalyptic future, is the first volume of Williams' Rising World trilogy. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY FOR ASHES by T.R. Wilson
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"Old stuff, but always welcomed by the readers of quiet English dynasty tales."
Leadoff novel in a new trilogy (Wilson's Morholm trilogy concluded with The Straw Tower, 1991): a romantic dynasty novel that again touches upon the virtues of a class-straddling English family, here from 1877 to the end of WW I. Hannah was eight when she met Isabel, a poor little rich girl from the Manor House—spoiled, mean, and grabby. Read full book review >

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BLUE RIDGE by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2000

Fans of Pearson's six wonderful novels, especially of his Carolina trilogy and Cry Me a River (1993), may find his latest disappointing. The prose here is leaner, with little narrative expansiveness and less backslapping geniality. Read full book review >

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THE STRAW TOWER by T.R. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 1991

"Disappointingly stilted, and lacking in its predecessors' fire."
The final installment of Wilson's 18th-century English trilogy (Master of Morholm, 1987; The Ravished Earth, 1989) proves the most staid by far as the well-off children of the passionate Hardwick family live out their Fenlands destinies in orderly, bourgeois style. Read full book review >

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GOSPEL HOUR by T.R. Pearson
Released: Feb. 19, 1990

With this his fifth novel in almost as many years, Pearson promises to become—if he isn't already—one of the most welcome, durable, and necessary comic voices in American fiction. Read full book review >