Monday, February 20, 2017

Author du Jour: Eric Beaumard, "The Wines of My Life" ‎
"The Wines of My Life, " by Eric Beaumard

(Abrams pp 280, $45.00)

"The Wines of My Life" is a very important book for two reasons. First it was written by, perhaps, the most influential sommelier in the world, Eric Beaumard,...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Author du Jour: K. J. Howe, "Freedom Broker"

Freedom Broker” by K. J. Howe

(Quercus, pp 374, $ 26.99)

At “Books du Jour,” we pay special attention to first-timers. They are an important step to the continuity of the book business. Reviewing established authors calls for a safe stance. Taking risks . . .

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Author du Jour" Miroslav Volf, "Flourishing"

Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World,” by Miroslav Volf

(Yale University Press, pp 304, $28.00)

Do religions still hold value in our lives in an age of globalization?  There is indeed a paradox in the reactionary violent stance with religions given that both globalization

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Author du Jour: Richard Haass, "A World in Disarray" ‎
A World in Disarray,” by Richard Haass

(Penguin Press, pp 341, $28.00)

This book has a lot of merit. The timing could not be better, given the current environment at the White House.  Though I do not subscribe with all the solutions, the author clearly chisels . . .

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Author du Jour: J D Vance ‎

Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a family and Culture in Crisis,” J. D. Vance

(Harper, pp 272, $ 27.99)

A book that could not be more timely. The “Hillbilly Elegy,” is a memoir about poor white folks in a Rust Bell town . . . Read book review . . . HERE.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Author du Jour: Satyajit Das, "The Age of Stagnation" ‎
The Age of Stagnation: Why perpetual Growth is Unattainable and the Global Economy Is in Peril,” by Satyajit Das
(Prometheus Books, pp 340, $25.00)

Although the title of Das’s book is enough to make anyone go back to bed, the book is not only an eye-opener but also a great clarifier. Written in a clear . .  . Read book review