Search Results: "William L. Silber"


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VOLCKER by William L. Silber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Although not the first biography of Volcker, Silber's book is the most up-to-date and blessedly free of jargon."
From a fellow economist, an admiring biography of Paul A. Volcker. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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KILLED IN THE FOG by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Matt's eighth (Killed in Fringe Time, 1995, etc.) is labored, sketchy, and well below average for the series."
To oblige Lady Pamela Arking, his network's imperious partner in TV Strato, troubleshooter Matt Cobb, on leave in London, agrees to a cloak-and-dagger scheme to exchange envelopes with a mysterious courier in a crowd—and the next thing you know, he's talking to Scotland Yard about how they could prove that he never fired the murder gun if they'd just give him a test. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN IN FIRE by William L. DeAndrea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Booker's bright, chatty style is perfect for his frontier Ironside's unassuming debut."
DeAndrea (Killed in Fringe Time, p. 1310, etc.) inaugurates a third series starring US marshal Lobo Blacke, sidelined by a bullet in his spine, and his former amanuensis Quinn Booker, a New York dime novelist he's brought to Le Four, Wyoming, to work on his newspaper, the Witness. Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1955

"What he has set out to do- present the 'challenge' he has done- admirably."
Some years ago Marquis Childa' The Middle Way fascinated the American reading public with the program then getting under way in Sweden. Read full book review >

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Judgement's Tale by William L. Hahn
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitiously realized world dampened by an unfocused plot."
A collection offers Hahn's (The Ring and the Flag, 2015) four novellas set in his Lands of Hope fantasy realm.Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 26, 1989

"A fine, fitting conclusion to an important work of autobiography."
This third and final installment of the author/broadcaster's memoirs examines in human terms the forces that shaped the history of the past five decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"Expert advice, even though not entirely on new ground."
Ury (Beyond the Hotline, 1985, and coauthor, with Roger Fisher, of the hugely best-selling Getting to Yes, 1981) has returned to the subject he knows best—this time focusing on the most difficult negotiating opponents, whose resistance may take the form of stonewalling, threats, and assorted dirty tricks. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2012

"Ace preparation for the emotional abuse that comes in heaping helpings from today's dysfunctional workplace."
A broad indictment of the contemporary workplace as a miserable place, learned the old-fashioned way—by living through it (and reading a lot, too). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 1976

"At the close he's off to Gandhi's India and what may be a more inspiring volume two."
Foreign correspondent Shirer, it can conventionally be said, had led a full, rich life—at least from the age of twenty-one when, as a "raw Iowa youth," late editor of the Coe College Cosmos, he landed a job on the fabled Paris Tribune, never to go home again. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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