Search Results: "William J. Holstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"If wishful thinking were dollars, this book would be a gold mine. As it is, Holstein provides an optimistic but not necessarily candy-colored view of a resurgent American economy."
Prescriptions for saving our skins from the Chinese economic juggernaut—a replay of the 1980s Japan-as-number-one scare, writes economic journalist Holstein (Why GM Matters, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF VIRTUES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by William J. Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The virtues espoused, assumed to be objective categories rooted in common sense and in universal moral imperatives, are as perennial as the grass, and even if they have become buzzwords in today's political climate, the book is not just for the ethically challenged. (Anthology. 11-13)"
A book with a mission—its purpose, in some people's minds, could not be more timely nor more necessary. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM IN RUSSIA by William J. vanden Heuvel
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A well-executed anthology on a difficult subject, with a strong variety of insider perspectives on the Russian chimera."
A variegated, intense compendium of contemporary thought on the Russian future, providing a plenitude of useful and thought-provoking viewpoints. Read full book review >

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SPACE AGE by William J. Walter
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An awful lot like a standard space trip: spectacular blastoff, then lots of monotonous information-processing with occasional glimpses of heavenly glory. (Myriad color photos.)"
By-the-numbers history of the space age, a companion volume to an upcoming six-part PBS series. Read full book review >

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IN THE PRESENCE OF ENEMIES by William J. Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 1993

"But Coughlin, who died early last year, keeps you burning the midnight oil up to the very end."
A precariously placed Detroit lawyer with no trial experience finds himself thrust into the courtroom defense of a billionaire client's will. Read full book review >

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THE JUDGMENT by William J. Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"Overplotted, with finely wrought characterizations and a practiced novelist's respect for the way in which unanticipated tragedy can bring on moments of quiet insight."
Satisfying, if meandering, Detroit-area legal procedural continues the adventures of Charley Sloan, in a second posthumous thriller from Coughlin (Heart of Justice, 1995). Read full book review >

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CHAINS OF COMMAND by William J. Caunitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 1999

"The people are genre staples, and the prose often pedestrian, but sheer storytelling power places this one among Caunitz's successes."
From the author of Pigtown (1995), etc.: a savvy, compelling police procedural, completed by Christopher Newman after Caunitz's death in 1996. Read full book review >