books about: follies
On Folly Beach
I recommend highly!
When Emmy Hamilton's husband dies in the war in Afghanistan she struggles with her sadness and isolates herself in her hometown in Indiana. Her mother encourages her to buy a bookstore in Folly Beach, South Carolina, where she herself grew up. She takes the plunge, and from the first moment, she is hurled into a world of beauty, and interesting, unique characters. As she examines some old ...
The Power of Collective Wisdom: And the Trap of Collective Folly
12 reviews, ...
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009
Profound and Practical Wisdom on Every Page
As an OD consultant with over 20 years of experience in organizations large and small, I have read countless books on change, leadership, organizational development, etc. None has captured as profoundly and poetically the critical and central role of authentic, productive relationships that allow groups to learn, grow, and solve problems by accessing something greater than what any one "expert" ...
The Miracle of Castel di Sangro: A Tale of Passion and Folly in the Heart of Italy
a book about soccer?!
When our book group chose this book, I was totally prepared not to like it. To my surprise, I very much enjoyed the book. The writing style is entertaining while being informative. McGinnis explains the world of European soccer so even a complete novice can understand it. His descriptions of the people are terrific and bring the story alive. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story ...
Not as good as the first book in the series, but a decent conclusion to the story.
Dead Man's Folly: Hercule Poirot Investigates
HarperCollins e-books, 2005
WILL SOMEONE LET THE WOMAN SPEAK?
What "improvements" have been made for the Berkley edition? There are already major differences in punctuation, word choices, and scene breaks between the original Collins and Dodd Mead editions of this novel. There are further differences between the Dodd Mead editions republished by Random House/Avenel and the Dodd Mead editions republished by Simon & Shuster/Pocket. There are further ...
The Praise of Folly
Public Domain Books, 2005
A modest disclaimer
"It is not wisdom to be always wise, and on the inward vision close the eyes" That is Santayana's wisdom. To play with it a bit ," It is not foolish always to be a fool, and on the outward shows and games of mankind make endless mockery. For who is the fool in the one place we are all to go?" I remember reading this work in graduate school. A dutiful plodder wondering why I was not laughing out ...
The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
Barbara W. Tuchman
Some of the best writing I've seen on how we got into the debacle of Vietnam; most interesting and readable essay on the American Revolution.
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
Carmen M. Reinhart
Princeton University Press
Analyzing the Commonalities in Causes and Consequences of Centuries of Financial Crises.
"This Time Is Different" presents a quantitative history of financial crises -debt crises, bank crises, currency crises, inflation crises- with an eye to commonalities in the run-ups and aftermaths of these crises. Of course the authors' point is the reverse of the book's title: this time is never different. Economists Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth B. Rogoff demonstrate that financial crises ...
Folly du Jour
Soho Constable, 2007
Joe Sandilands delights us again
Barbara Cleverly gives us another wonderful read with Joe Sandilands. Her delightful character Joe Sandilands is now in France. He is called to the aid his old friend from India and the plot unfolds. Her historical setting is so believable that the reader is transported back to the days of Apollinaire in France. Once you read one you will need to read them all. I hope she is busy writing as I ...
FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
Three Rivers Press, 2007
FDR the real truth
This book tells the real truth of FDR. Not the FDR I was told about in school. FDR tryed hard to stop this great nation by taking control of almost every industry in the nation. It is like today when a president takes over control on the biggest industry in the nation and dictates how they will run things. The unions as well. If you believe FDR was a good man then you must read this book.
Miss Foster's Folly
Carina Press, 2010
A humorous, sexy read
Miss Foster's Folly is a rolicking trip accross the Atlantic through the English countryside. Along the way, the reader meets a gaggle of quirky noblemen and women, including David's grandmother, Lady Harriet Winslow, the Dowager Marchioness of Derrington, who redefines the meaning of a little old lady. In addition to Lady Derrington stealing the show, Juliet herself is no romantic, determined ...
Death at Daisy's Folly
Lovely pieceof historical fiction
I got started in the series with one of the later books, Death at Blenheim Palace, and was totally taken by the historical detail and the quality of the characters, so I purchased several more in the series. As with the other works, the husband-wife authors have worked magic with their thorough research of the period in which they have set their action. Susan Wittig Albert is a former ...
The Praise of Folly: Second Edition
Yale University Press, 1924
Hypocrisy and Wanton behavior
by those who are entrusted with responsibility: Prince-Kings, Pope- Cardinals, and even a monk should go after their duties in a more Spartan manner. To hold a responsibility and have others count on you should mean one behaves without frugality and strict prudence. Erasmus of Rotterdam makes the argument that those who should be the most serious live their life with the most disregard. Folly can ...
Just a nice book
The previous readers have done a good job of reviewing, so I won't repeat. I just want to say that my wife and I thought this is one of the best books written. This along with Nun in the Closet, of course.
The Brooklyn Follies: A Novel
Henry Holt and Co., 2005
The modern-day, sentimental novel Brooklyn deserves.
Paul Auster lives in Brooklyn, NY. He's written the modern-day, sentimental novel Brooklyn deserves. Sentimental isn't a word often associated with Auster. He's one of our nation's best literary writers. He's totally eclectic & refuses to bend to the wind of whatever's popular. Sometimes, Auster is a writer of character-driven novels. At other times, he's a minimalist with graphic ...
My favorite of all her books thus far
First Sentence: The gray-haired woman stood with her boots planted on the rocky promontory and watched what was left of her family pull away. Rae Newborn is a woodworker whose work appears in galleries and museums. She is also a woman who has known tragedy, severe depression and attempted suicide more than once. Working to put her life back on track, Rae has come to Salvation Island to ...
The Pier: A Folly Beach Mystery
The Second Installment is another winner!
Bill Noel is at it again. In the second installment of the Folly Beach Mystery Series main character Chris Landrum has made the perminent move to his home on Folly Beach. At his house warming party friends Tammy, Amber, Charles, Bill, Bob, and his new friend Chief "Brian" Newman are enjoying drinks and food when the sirens are heard. And so the adventure begins. When a "floater" off the pier ...
Jesus the Fool: The Mission of the Unconventional Christ
Provides the contextual framework for understanding Jesus and the missional mindset
This is a book I had heard about for a few years but never had the chance to read until just recently, as it was just published in expanded form in the United States for the first time. And what a joy it was to finally get my hands on it! As it happens, I was reading it during a time of particular heartache, but I think my personal situation made the book's words permeate more deeply into my ...
Del Rey, 2003
Solid entry in the series, but readable as a stand-alone
What's on New Riviera that would interest the psychically gifted young man whose one constant companion is an empathic flying snake? Although New Riviera is an incredibly welcoming world to Humans, he hasn't come to enjoy its beauty or to study its flora and fauna. This planet is "home" to Clarity Held, who six years ago was 18-year-old Flinx's first real love. Baffled and exhausted after a pair ...
Folly and Glory: A Novel (The Berrybender Narratives)
Simon & Schuster
Once again Larry McMurtry has managed to capture my heart. This series of books is always entertaining, always surprising.
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