The way the book progresses is so powerful, it tends to hold on even after you've closed that perfect last page. Every child in the world must read this, or must have Malala's story read to them.
An entertaining, well-researched account of the quest that brims with our fond hopes, foolishness and even desperation.
The book is well researched, the writing is very good, it is not hard to understand or comprehend but on the contrary, it is very informative.
The problem...is that we “tend not to take notice of such long-developing trends...The first and perhaps largest barrier to halting police militarization has probably been awareness.” After reading Balko, you’ll be aware, alright—and scared.
What its authors hope is that politicians will take the message they have uncovered in the data seriously, and start basing policy on evidence rather than ideology.
...on the whole he makes a good case that certain genetic, neurological and physiological factors do predict violent behavior. Some of these findings might be obvious.
Putting aside the sensational ideas proposed in “Time Reborn,” it is a triumph of modern physics that we are even asking such questions as what determined the initial conditions of the universe.
How to Create the Perfect Wife is adroitly written, making the book at times feel less like a history tome and more like a novel.
The Black Swan author's latest book is full of important warnings and insights – and a whole lot of hubris
This broad approach toward harnessing our "negative capability" deserves wide readership
This book is not for all, but for those needing a certain kind of scriptural rock, it is solid. (
Future developments could bring changes. Nonetheless, the book is a good reference work despite those uncertainties.
The freshest portions of “The Oath” tend to deal with interactions among the justices, and the ways temperament and past experiences inform their philosophies and decisions.
Mr. Holt’s wit and intellect never fail him, however. He’s good company on the page, strewing offbeat words like a latter-day William F. Buckley Jr...
Dobson captures empathetically the skill and insight of modern neo-despots – in much the way their more successful opponents do.
...Mr. Romano seems to have missed a crucial point: The greatest pragmatists in this country have always appealed to the people's taste for principle.
Mr. Irving is unfailingly respectful and broad-minded in exploring these subjects...
Sandel doesn't address the more challenging question, whether there's a viable alternative to the market-driven hamster wheel that we're apparently trapped on.
Wilson believes that complex patterns of social behavior are the result of selection at both group and individual levels, but he doesn’t go into enough depth (which would include mathematical analysis) to be completely persuasive.
"Why Nations Fail" is a vital work for these times, directing our attention to the big picture regarding the poverty and prosperity of nations.