Search Results: "William J. Bernstein"


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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1992

"Here's the way the business world works, described in a superior self-helper that actually gets down to business."
Bernstein and Rozen advance from their popular self-helper, Dinosaur Brains (1989), and the result is an avuncular, honest guide through the workplace. 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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UNTOLD TALES by William J. Brooke
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 30, 1992

"An irrepressibly clever book that will appeal to like- minded readers. (Fiction. 11+)"
In the manner of Brooke's A Telling of the Tales (1990, ALA Notable), four more sequels to, revisions of, and extrapolations from familiar stories. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF A DOUBT by William J. Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Charley stays on the wagon, all right, but the clichÇs flow like bonded bourbon toward a conclusion that even your grandmother could see coming a million miles off."
A big, foursquare courtroom novel that poses the timeless riddle: Can recovering alcoholic lawyer Charley Sloan get his old lover Robin Harwell's beautiful, affectless stepdaughter Angel acquitted of killing her rich father before he gets disbarred because of demon rum or the judge's animus? Read full book review >

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Harmony by William J. Rewak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Would that all poets could write with such tact and humor."
That Rewak (The Orphan Bear, 2014, etc.) is a professor, a university chancellor, and a monk only makes the fact that he is also an accomplished poet more impressive. Read full book review >

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EXECUTION EVE by William J. Buchanan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Photographs—not seen). (First printing of 20,000; film rights sold to Multimedia Motion Pictures)"
One of the strangest, most convoluted true-crime tales of the year, recounted with skill by Buchanan (Creative Writing/University of New Mexico), whose father figured prominently in the case. Read full book review >