Book Reviews

How Shirley Temple got America to stand up and cheer

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:03
New biography follows the death of the child star earlier this year.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:15
Nevada Barr, whose “Destroyer Angel” is No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, came up with the idea for her mystery series while working as a law enforcement ranger for the National Park Service.






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Zachary Karabell’s ‘Leading Indicators’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:14
An introduction to the numbers economists and governments use to address fiscal questions.






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‘Fragile by Design,’ by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:14
Two scholars explore the role of politics in the evolution of banking.






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‘The Dismal Science,’ by Peter Mountford

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:13
Grief and political disagreements impel this novel’s protagonist, a World Bank official, to torpedo his career.






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‘The Bright Continent,’ by Dayo Olopade

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:10
A corrective to the image of Africa as a hopeless place, and an argument that the best solutions are local.






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‘America’s Fiscal Constitution,’ by Bill White

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:10
Bill White wants to restore America’s historical proclivity for balanced budgets.






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‘You Should Have Known,’ by Jean Hanff Korelitz

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:09
In this novel, an affluent Manhattan therapist who writes a book about women who make bad choices is bitten by her own.






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‘In the Light of What We Know,’ by Zia Haider Rahman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:09
A man whose career and marriage are coming apart receives a surprise guest at his London townhouse.






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‘Money,’ by Felix Martin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:09
An examination of money, its nature and history, as well as its politicization.






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‘What Works for Women at Work,’ by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:08
A view of the barriers working women face and suggestions for surmounting them.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:08
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:07
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Open Book: The Bottom Line From Both Sides

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:05
A look at some of our reviews of notable books about money throughout the years.






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The Shortlist: ‘The Hard Thing About Hard Things,’ by Ben Horowitz, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:05
New books by Ben Horowitz, Margaret Heffernan and Warren Berger.






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‘Flash Boys,’ by Michael Lewis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 08:30
The author of “Liar’s Poker” and “The Big Short” argues that today’s stock market is rigged in favor of secretive traders.






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John Boyne hates celebrity children's books

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:20
The author thinks celebrities should get out of the children's books game
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The Week in Pop: Whit's fave books, TV shows and more

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:36
From 'Wish I Was Here' to 'Batman '66,' Whitney lists the culture she's dug this week.
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‘The Divide,’ by Matt Taibbi

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:20
Matt Taibbi argues that this country’s unequal wealth is producing unequal outcomes in criminal justice.
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‘Young Money,’ by Kevin Roose

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:20
First-year investment bankers in the post-crisis era combine a sense of superiority with abject insecurity.
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