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After all the pain of recession that we’ve been through, it’s a bit hard to remember that there was once a dot-com boom era in which high-tech startups found it amazingly easy to find financing, an

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When I was six, thousands of large, black, ants suddenly covered the floor of my bathroom. I have been fascinated by ants ever since.

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If Vicki León’s name isn’t familiar perhaps some of her books are: the very popular Uppity Women and Outrageous Women series as well as books about animals and aspects of history for both children

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?“More than anything else I wanted not to disappoint my father.” So speaks the heart of a young man, who uses that lifeline to struggle between two worlds: one, a world of a biracial family distinc

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This will be an instant classic. If you are a designer you should beg, borrow, buy or steal this book (as a reviewer, I got it for free).

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The title of Millicent Borges Accardi’s poetry chapbook, Woman on a Shaky Bridge, does not come from any of the lines of the 16 poems in this collection but rather from its preface, which

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Few of us who live “in the lower 48” have any idea about what it is like to live in Alaska.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin has written what many consider the definitive book on both Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis.

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 When The Wisdom of Bees first arrived in my mailbox, I greeted it with a bit of trepidation, thinking that this was going to be another business book shoehorned into a contrived theme.

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The cover is striking, a rich blue, defining a solitary cloud.

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In The Pox and the Covenant, Tony Williams challenges readers to reevaluate everything they thought they knew about colonial America, the Puritans, and science.

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Being a dad is just about the easiest thing in the world. It’s merely a matter of placing some sperm in the right place at the right time.

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This novel is a real-time, disturbing blitzkreig. It is also an important, exhausting, and challenging book about our army during today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Ian Bremmer ought to have an easy time proving his basic premise: “only genuine free markets can generate broad, sustainable, long-term prosperity.” Yet he fails.

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“It’s laissez-faire until you get in deep shit.” This is how Michael Lewis ends his latest book, The Big Short. This pretty much sums up his feelings and how the book unfolds.

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Memo to: Messrs. O’Reilly & Tennant

From: Your Book Reviewer

I read your book.

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(Wiley, February 2010 )

 

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How timely, that on the day I began reading this excellent book, in mid-January 2002, the weekly magazine Science News included an article whose headline was “Record Science Budget Evaded

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The more appropriate title for this book would be “A Love Letter” from the Edge of the Catwalk.

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Thank goodness not everyone can make a living off of their childhood ambitions. Otherwise, who would serve as insurance actuaries?

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