Search Results: "Turney Duff"


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THE BUY SIDE by Turney Duff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A fast-paced memoir of the easy-money hypercapitalist dream-turned-nightmare."
Former Wall Street party boy tells his cautionary rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A must-read for the business crowd."
Nicely crafted debut recounting JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's climb to the pinnacle of American finance. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMY OF ILLNESS by Kat Duff
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Readers accustomed to more straightforward accounts may find Duff's musings difficult to accept; still, her insights into common attitudes toward illness, and into the changes wrought in an individual by illness, are often enlightening."
From the sickbed of a woman of ``mystical temperament'': very personal, sometimes quirky, essays on illness, blending 20th-century psychology with holistic spirituality. Read full book review >

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ONCE WERE WARRIORS by Alan Duff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Duff shows courage in attacking the view that assimilation is the first step out of poverty, and he does so by spinning a compelling tale."
Upon its New Zealand publication in 1990, this controversial debut novel rocketed to the bestseller list. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"A tome that alternates between a useful exposé and a slog—best for HBS alumni and business historians."
A massively detailed history of Harvard Business School since its founding in 1908 and a searing critique of the school's impact on American capitalism. Read full book review >

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TURTLE SPRING by Deborah Turney Zagwyn
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 1998

"Fluid watercolor illustrations in glowing jewel tones ably capture both changing seasons and changing moods. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Klee feels like a lost moon as crowds of relatives orbit around her new brother's crib. Read full book review >

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THE HOLY BOOK OF THE BEARD by Duff Brenna
Released: March 1, 1996

"Stylistically assured, then, but badly stunted."
Brenna (The Book of Mamie, 1989) comes of age a second time, here in the guise of a biker called Jasper John—an adolescent rebel who eventually settles down with some help from assorted weirdos who work in a San Diego diner. Read full book review >

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HORSES OF WAR by Duff Hart-Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 1992

"Like all fictional versions of desperate journeys, the trek itself carries its own suspense, and, here, there are convincing, evocative views of old Russia and some solid horse-talk."
A deft hand with adventures in exotic places (Katmandu in The Heights of Rimring, 1981; a flooded mountain mine in Level Five, 1982), Hart-Davis here follows the trek of an English horse-trainer as he leads two prize stallions 600 miles to safety through the carnage of the early days of the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >

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SLEIGHT OF HAND by Sue Duff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"The plot thickens and danger mounts in the series' best installment thus far."
Revelations abound in this third volume of Duff's (Off Beat, 2017, etc.) Weir Chronicles as erstwhile magician Ian Black learns that he may be just a pawn in someone else's game. Read full book review >

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IT'S SO EASY by Duff McKagan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"McKagan doesn't add much to the oft-told GNR story, but fans will be thrilled by this honest, detailed memoir."
Do we need another tell-all from another Guns N' Roses member? Sure, why not? Read full book review >