Search Results: "William H. Janeway"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A well-written, occasionally humorous book most appropriate for specialists but useful for general readers as well."
A rewarding memoir about the learning, training and life experience required to achieve mastery in the venture economy. Read full book review >

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CLAIM TO FAME by William H. Appelman
Released: June 15, 1993

"First-novelist Appelman doesn't have the sense of malice, or the sense of humor, to pull this off; maybe he's just a very nice man himself, unlike the glittering, tawdry showbiz types who hang around his two coasts waiting for a decent plot."
Wicked Hollywood, Unforgiving Hollywood, Felonious Hollywood- -they're all on display in this riotously inconsequential knockoff of The Player. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 1992

"Not a seminal work of history, but a well-told and worthwhile look at two important incidents in the history of American government. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
In a pleasant if unremarkable history lesson, America's Chief Justice (The Supreme Court, 1987) recounts ``two episodes in American history'' that were ``of extraordinary importance to the American system of government''—the impeachment trials of, in 1805, US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase and, in 1868, President Andrew Johnson. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2000

"The premise has the potential to pull together a wide range of responses to the first battles of the Revolution, but slick, simplistic prose and one-dimensional characterizations create the flat effect of advertising copy, not the complexity and texture of history. (illustrations)"
A brisk, lightweight overview of the beginnings of the American Revolution, tracing the reactions of patriots and loyalists as news of the Battles of Lexington and Concord traveled from Boston through New York and Philadelphia to the southern states and abroad. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Four virtuoso performances, playfully juggling exuberant prose with sly postmodern speculations on the nature of desire, fiction, and the soul. Read full book review >

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A WORLD HISTORY by William H. McNeill
Released: April 27, 1967

"One wonders why anyone needs A World History when the complete text of The Rise of the West is available in paper for only a dollar and a half."
William H. McNeill's The Rise of the West is perhaps the most lucid and intelligent one-volume presentation of world history in narrative form ever written. Read full book review >

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FINDING A FORM by William H. Gass
Released: Aug. 26, 1996

These 19 essays showcase precision intellectual workmanship, displaying intricate, multifaceted models of how writing and thinking relate to life. Read full book review >

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EYES by William H. Gass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Glum fun."
A set of stories about senses and sensory deprivation from contemporary American literature's longtime laureate of disillusionment. Read full book review >

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TESTS OF TIME by William H. Gass
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 6, 2002

"Like a brainier Seinfeld, Gass can write about nothing in particular and about everything, in essays humorous and arch, complex and accessible—and always good fun."
Essays on writers, writing, and contemporary culture by a master of the form. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2000

"For the establishment line, Touchette's The Diabetes Problem Solver is better; for context and consolation, try Butterfield and Roney."
The American Diabetes Association here attempts a more realistic tone in helping with the stresses of long-term management of the disease—but doesn't even come close to addressing the anguish and uncertainty reported by recent authors with diabetes, and thus can't really help wrestle with those demons. Read full book review >

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BILL AND HILLARY by William H. Chafe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"An illuminating glimpse behind the scenes, though fans and detractors alike will find much room for debate."
A fresh look at the political rise and fortunes of the Clintons, a saga conditioned, writes Chafe (History/Duke Univ.; The Rise and Fall of the American Century, 2009, etc.), by the best and worst in their natures. Read full book review >