Search Results: "Tom Jacobs"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A highly useful companion to making financial decisions, though not for the innumerate or the casual investor."
Densely structured handbook, full of subheads and tables and big numbers, on how to structure a portfolio. Read full book review >

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THE LIBERATION OF LITTLE HEAVEN by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Sometimes unfocused and rambling, but, still, these sensitive insider's stories give a vivid glimpse of a country that may always come across as foreign."
Thirteen stories in a second collection, mainly set in Paraguay, by US diplomat and novelist Jacobs (A Cast of Spaniards, 1994; Stone Cowboy, 1997). Read full book review >

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PARADISE FALLS by Jonnie Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"Jacobs (The Next Victim, 2007, etc.) gives her story good bones, then swathes it in layers of brooding introspection and musing on family dynamics that muffle its punch."
The abduction of a teenaged girl sends a happily blended family into a tailspin. Read full book review >

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MOTION TO DISMISS by Jonnie Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"Instead, Kali's third case (Evidence of Guilt, 1997, etc.) is a whodunit—and the best-turned puzzle of Jacobs's six novels to date. (Author tour)"
In the middle of launching a public offering of ComTech, his graphics chip company, Grady Barrett runs into a streak of rotten luck. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"An intimate, deeply engaging method of following historic events."
Historical ramble through the Revolutionary era via middle sister and intermediary Abigail Adams (1744-1818), who married best. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"A readable and neatly paced examination of recent history that sheds light on even more recent events."
Political economist Jacobs (Woodrow Wilson Center/Princeton Univ.; Pocketbook Politics: Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America, 2005, etc.) considers the effects of the 1970s OPEC embargoes on subsequent politics.Read full book review >

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DARK AGE AHEAD by Jane Jacobs
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2004

"Crisp, entertaining, scholarly, scary."
Social philosopher Jacobs (Systems of Survivals, 1992, etc.) warns that the collapse of Western Civilization is in the cards, unless we start reshuffling our economic, cultural, and political decks with alacrity. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF KINGS by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Either too short or far too long: all setup and terribly little payoff."
A kidnapping brings together a spy, an acclaimed novelist, and a diplomat—in a less-than-thrilling thriller. Read full book review >

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THE PLAN by Bernard Jacobs
Released: Dec. 31, 2011

"An engaging, conspiracy-laden tale with a frightening premise."
In this action-packed thriller, a charismatic American president with a secret agenda sets in play a global war against radical Islamists. Read full book review >

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COMFORT FOOD by Kate Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Not quite as satisfying as the title would lead us to expect."
The lives and loves of a TV chef, her daughters, neighbor and associates all receive a makeover in this lighthearted but sometimes sagging romantic problem-solver. Read full book review >