Teachers will appreciate Danza’s advocacy, and perhaps readers who know him from TV will be moved to consider the urgent questions he raises.
Dionne presents a mash-up course in philosophy and graduate-level American history, written in an avuncular style with choice nuggets of deadpan wit.
Forget world records like most consecutive hiccups while upside-down or most railroad spikes jammed up a guy’s nose. Give me the more accessible couch-spud freakdom that is setting video game records.
Essential reading for anyone who works for a living.
...a succinct, lucid book by Bruce Bartlett, an economist who spent many years in government working for Republican congressmen and in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
...the former NBC news anchor diagrams what's wrong with the country and how to fix it. Education reform, he says, is a silver bullet every bit as important to the nation's progress now as civil rights was in the 1960s.
Though Garfield’s death had little historical significance, Millard has written us a penetrating human tragedy.
Mr. Lessig’s analysis of the distorting effects of money is, in the main, dead on.
If you choose to give this delightful book to your high school or college graduate, tell the recipient it’s not necessary to start at the beginning with the “Thirteen Rules” - just pick it up anywhere and enjoy.
But what makes "Little America" so compelling and disturbing is the breadth and carefulness of Chandrasekaran's reporting.
...Glaeser explains that it is the very closeness of urban life, the opportunity for face-to-face interaction, that makes cities such dynamic and exciting spaces which continue to attract both the poor and the wealthy.
...a visually entrancing collection of illustrations...
Kurlansky manages to capture not only the humanity of the man who helped wield the final death blow to regionality and seasonality but also the fact that, in his era, a completely different world-view and logic dominated.
Aside from too many lurid terrorist scenarios, this is an intelligent account of the mess we are making of the planet; the unsettling conclusion: that humans may survive because we are resilient, not because we can fix matters.
A well-balanced narrative of varied humanity, captured in their simultaneously glorious and worrisome diversity.
Many of the 50 recipes are made with plenty of butter and sugar; a flawless rendition of dulce de leche brownies is sure to become the home baker's equivalent of that très chic little black dress, returned to again and again.
...an already compelling plot, with its near-perfect marriage of the technical and the psychological, and with its (mostly) endearing cast of characters (from Devi and Badim to Freya, her generation of friends, the agreeable and naysayers alike, and the absolutely delightful and radically essential ship computer itself), even more compelling.
“The Price of Inequality,” is the single most comprehensive counterargument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories
Rich in detail, enthralling, and moving: a classic Presidential biography.
But a book about politics is only about politics. Silver's aiming for something bigger here: He wants to change how we think about predictions in every aspect of our lives.