Search Results: "Arlen Specter"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"One too many war stories, but fun for political junkies. (16 pp. photos, not seen)"
After confessing that he has a "fetish for facts," Senator Specter (R-Penn.) proceeds to dish up plenty of them in this hefty memoir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"A highly readable battle cry from the moderate center—and timely, given the tenor of politics today."
Senator Specter, swept out of office in 2010, takes a hard look at what happened—and at the collapse, as he sees it, of civil politics. Read full book review >

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DEATH SITS DOWN TO DINNER by Tessa Arlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"A neatly crafted whodunit that drips with diamonds, titles, and scandals."
A countess takes time from her lavish social whirl to solve a murder. Read full book review >

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A DEATH BY ANY OTHER NAME by Tessa Arlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Arlen (Death Sits down to Dinner, 2016, etc.) follows up on her two previous Downton Abbey-era tales with the requisite stately mansion and quirky dramatis personae, although this third entry feels more labored than cozy."
A compassionate countess and her levelheaded housekeeper brave the thorns among the roses at a horticultural house party. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"An uneven biography that should still find an audience with budding journalists and those interested in a significant period in the history of print journalism."
An account of the adventurous life of Alicia Patterson (1906-1963), founder and editor of Newsday. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"Denialism, it would seem, includes denying that science has ever caused harm. Specter's spirited approach to his subject is admirable, but his brush is far too broad and his disdain far too deep."
From New Yorker staffer Specter, a sarcasm-drenched denunciation of all who will not kneel at the altar of science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"A fitting tribute, told in effective matter-of-fact style, to mostly obscure volunteers who showed great bravery in a time of cataclysmic change and great tragedy."
Hansen (who until his recent death taught English at the Univ. of the Pacific) compellingly tells the story of thousands of eager young Americans who volunteered to drive ambulances for the Allies in the Great War before the US army arrived in 1917. Read full book review >