Search Results: "A. Douglas Stone"


BOOK REVIEW

EINSTEIN AND THE QUANTUM by A. Douglas Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"A wonderful reminder that Einstein's monumental role in the development of contemporary science is even more profound than history has allowed."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is as famous for his paradigm-shifting theories of relativity as he is for his grudge against quantum mechanics, but Stone's (Physics/Yale Univ.) engaging history of Einstein's ardent search for a unifying theory tells a different story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"With a culture increasingly focused on the individual and the self, this book on developing the ability to accept and utilize the input of others constructively deserves a wide readership."
A guide to taking the bad feedback with the good and learning from what we're told. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Pungent, embittered, eye-opening observations of a conflict involving lessons still unlearned."
A scathing dispatch from an embedded journalist in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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HAPPINESS by Douglas A. Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A big thinker turns his mind to the essence of his happiness in a memoir that's easy to read and maybe even follow."
After his cancer diagnosis, a big company's CEO explains how he became a student and teacher of the practical skills of happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRONTE BOY by Douglas A. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"Martin has given himself a novelist's license, but has not used it to make Branwell's self-destruction affecting."
An impressionist portrait of the least known of the Bronte siblings. Read full book review >

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WHEN A GRANDPA SAYS "I LOVE YOU" by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's hard not to love this one—just like an indulgent grandpa. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"When a Grandpa says ‘I love you,' / he doesn't always say it / in the regular way. / That would be just a little too…regular." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIXON TAPES by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Essential for students of late-20th-century American history and the Nixon presidency."
Brinkley and Nichter (The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972, 2014, etc.) conclude their project of publishing highlights from Richard Nixon's infamous tapes with this volume from the last year of recording.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"The rub of conventional writing against novel ideas produces enough friction for some intellectual fire."
A political scientist identifies six aspects about modern democracy that require examination and revision. Read full book review >

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WHEN A DAD SAYS "I LOVE YOU" by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"This would be equally successful sharing one on one or with a group and may also be an engaging conversation starter about how actions often speak louder than words. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wood produces a cozy, gently humorous title that features a multitude of cuddly father-and-child animal pairs showcasing the innumerable ways a dad can show his love. Read full book review >

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CLOSE-KNIT by Julia Douglas
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"That said, Douglas and the engineers of this app have made Helmsdale seem a very attractive place indeed on which to pay a call. Watch for a spike in tourism—and, with luck, other apps like this celebrating local history and art."
Scottish artist Douglas finds a home—and a vast canvas—in the Highlands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2014

"Fascinating insight—though much must be read between the lines—into how the nation's data-mining apparatus works—and how it's supposed to work."
Does keeping America free from harm in the post-9/11 world require that Americans surrender their Fourth Amendment rights? The country's security apparatus behaves as if the answer is yes—the subject of this official report to President Barack Obama. Read full book review >