Search Results: "William J. Bernstein"


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MASTERS OF THE WORD by William J. Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A smart take from an unusual angle on a much-discussed media trend."
Financial historian Bernstein (A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, 2008, etc.) shifts gears slightly to focus on communication as an engine of change. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"An excellent exposition of key factors in a perennial economic conundrum."
How trade has evolved to impact nations and cultures in ways that are always dynamic but not always predictable. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"An excellent introduction to what it means to live with someone who is physically challenged. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Imagine having a parent who is deaf, blind, mobility impaired, or an achondroplastic dwarf. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Drawing on their experience as high-school teachers, Glenn and Bernstein continue their series of vignettes of urban teenagers, begun with Class Dismissed! (1982). Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 1989

Another business self-helper, no worse than others but with a new hook: the gimmick here is that most business folk (like the rest of humankind, one supposes) operate with only a rudimentary part of the brain. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"While some of the notions presented are old-fashioned, students will find useful—not only for research purposes—the lessons of how to be a good friend, a good citizen, and a successful businessperson. (appendix, chronology, index) (Anthology. 12-15)"
The core beliefs of the US's founding fathers are presented in this anthology from Bennett (The Book of Virtues for Young People, 1995, etc.), adapted from his Sacred Honor (1997). Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AARRGH! by William J. Brooke
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

PLB 0-06-023394-X Here's some caveman satire from Brooke (A Brush with Magic, 1993, etc.), who focuses on young Mog; his invention of the Word revolutionizes the lives of his parents, Brog and Pog, and everyone else in the club-wielding tribe. Read full book review >

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THINGS INVISIBLE by William J. Reynolds
Released: May 25, 1989

The fourth outing for Omaha-based private-eye Nebraska (last seen in Money Trouble, 1988) dishes up the same ingredients as usual, but in an especially tasty broth. Read full book review >

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DRIVE-BY by William J. Reynolds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Less whodunit than howcatchem, with a hero whose long sabbatical has mainly sobered him from an inveterate wiseguy to a gasbag anti-gang moralist."
The Omaha police think Darius LeClerc, gunned down for being in the wrong place at the wrong place, was just another random casualty of gang violence. Read full book review >