Search Results: "Yaron Brook"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"What would Howard Roark do? Maybe find a more persuasive apology for Randian money-grubbism."
"Capitalism is the system of selfishness—of rational selfishness." Ayn Rand acolytes Brook (Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea, 2010) and Watkins sing the same old hymn, with a slightly different chorus, to the same old choir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A magic-carpet conducted by a genial, learned host."
Details in the noted Dutch artist's paintings lead readers through doorways into the period when the world was becoming increasingly interconnected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL FRIENDS by Holly Brook-Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A bright and pleasant tactile title. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
The world of animals is explored in this touch-and-feel board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"The debut of a sharp new pundit, just in time for an overdue national debate."
An impassioned new voice proffers political self-help for a downtrodden polity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AFTERMATH by Rhidian Brook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Uneven storytelling fails to do justice to a fascinating moment in history."
The ruins of post-World War II Germany provide the complicated emotional background to a sensitive but inconsistent story exploring the fallout from epic catastrophe and loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY OF ENGLISH by Donna Brook
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1998

"Zallinger's artwork takes a realistic approach that works well covering both the language's ancient origins and its more contemporary influences. (maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
This spirited tour of the origin and growth of the English language, only slightly longer than a picture book, can get boosterish ("in India, gaining education, power, and wealth means learning English"), but illustrates well the simple fact that languages don't evolve in a vacuum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRONE GUNMAN by Jean-Patrick Manchette
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"Brutal and bracing: Terrier's tale fascinates even as it chills."
The second English translation of the late Manchette (Three To Kill, p. 146). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A Byzantine tale of sports, commerce and politics, nimbly shuffled by the astute journalist Larmer."
Newsweek's Shanghai bureau chief tells dynamically the story of two Chinese basketball stars who made their ways to the NBA through the thickets of Middle Kingdom politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Solan Atlas: The Atlantean by Brook Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2013

"A debut novel full of adventure from another time and place."
In author Simmons' debut novel, Solan Atlas, a 16-year-old prince of an unnamed island kingdom near Europe, sets out alone in his boat to experience the sights and sounds of France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1994

"A bloated magazine article heavy on hearsay, light on insight."
Tedious coverage from the front lines of dating by freelance magazine writer Hersey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMEM STATE by Alan Brook
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"An eye-opening reassessment of the concept of personal data."
A reconceptualization of the very idea of identity—human or otherwise. Read full book review >