Search Results: "T.R. Reid"


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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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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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JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIRROR by T.R. Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Worth a try for fans of the genre, but start with Book 1, Journey into the Flame."
The unexciting middle installment in the author's Rising World trilogy. Read full book review >

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CRY ME A RIVER by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1993

"The genius is not in the tale, but in the telling—generous in spirit, deft in design."
Pearson's latest comedy of bad manners (Gospel Hour, 1991, etc.) confirms his status as a master storyteller. 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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FOX WALKED ALONE by Barbara Reid
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The quality of the wry, understated text and the fascinating, unusual illustrations make this version stand out in a crowded sea of Noah's Ark interpretations. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The appealing cover of this Noah's Ark story shows the dapper Fox strutting along, turning his head toward the reader to smile invitingly. Read full book review >

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TWO BY TWO by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Music included. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Adopting the verse scheme of the traditional song, Reid recounts the building of Noah's Ark and writes a new couplet for each number up to ten (``And in came the animals six by six,/Pandas and penguins, all in a mix''). Read full book review >