Books by John Langone

Released: June 30, 1995

"Strongly recommended for pre-med students, Harvard-bound or not."
An impressionistic portrait of Harvard Medical School that reveals the pluses and minuses of research-oriented medical education. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 3, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Understanding is the theme as Langone summarizes Japan's history (succinctly, but clearly) and surveys its society— customs, beliefs, home life, gender roles, youth, and the workplace (but not financing medical care, which would have been useful at this juncture in our own debate). Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Source notes; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In a passionate denunciation of racism and other forms of prejudice, Langone documents travails suffered by African- Americans, Jews, immigrants from around the world, women, gays, and religious minorities, primarily in the US. Read full book review >
NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Detailed source notes; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A sobering attempt to present a more ``balanced'' view of the dangers to life on Earth than environmentalists' accounts: Langone recognizes the seriousness of problems but presents basically industrial-oriented perspectives and partial solutions. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1990

Concluding with "I hope that this book will make you think a little bit more about aging, what it is and what it is not," Langone, in a conversational tone, considers a full range of topics—including the causes of aging, the most prevalent ailments associated with it, other problems in adapting, myths and stereotypes, and contrasting customs of other cultures (especially Oriental). Read full book review >