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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Vivid and illuminating account of what it's taken, thus far, to get minority rights from the Constitution onto the street."
This revealing memoir from a half-century's immersion as a civil-rights lawyer is an attempt to answer the age-old question: "What's a nice, white, Jewish kid like you doing here?" Read full book review >

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AMONG THE ANGELS by William L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"An often moving, if overlong, homage to teachers."
A former lawyer assists his wife, a kindergarten teacher, in this anecdotal debut memoir applauding her students. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 17, 1960

"As November choice of the Book-of-the-Month, it should be an immediate success."
This is an extraordinarily interesting piece of the history of our times, made possible first by the fact that an excellent reporter was on the scene and lived through much of it, second by the wealth of primary source material secured at the time of the defeat and fall of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"A less than ideal presentation, then, for an important American commentary on life in Nazi Germany."
An often gripping, but seriously under-edited, series of the famed correspondent's news reports for CBS radio, published for the first time. Read full book review >

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STRANGER COME HOME by William L. Shirer
Released: May 27, 1954

"Let's hope that some who refuse to recognize what is happening, as reported in the daily press, will find it more convincing when recorded in human terms in a novel."
Factual transcripts and autobiographical records of American citizens accused by Congressional investigatory committees have — for many readers — scooped the market, explored the interest, broadened the understanding of the conflicting and continuous stream of news stories and commentary. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 1961

"A knowledgeable dramatic account."
This is an important book recommended for every awakening teenager and guaranteed to capture and sustain profound attention from the first to the last page. 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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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 >