Search Results: "Burton Yale Pines"


BOOK REVIEW

America's Greatest Blunder by Burton Yale Pines
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A carefully and winningly argued case against military adventurism."
A detailed look at one of history's greatest turning points: the American decision to intervene in the first world war. Read full book review >

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UNCERTAIN ROADS by Yale Strom
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 31, 1993

"Maps; six songs, with music; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The author of A Tree Still Stands: Jewish Youth in Eastern Europe Today (1990) considers the Rom (gypsies) in similar format: their past, present status, and the lingering scars of the Holocaust (hundreds of thousands lost their lives to the Nazis); abundant candid photos, both b&w and in color; and extensive quotes from Rom of all ages in four countries: Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER’S MADNESS by Paul Pines
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Frantic and meandering in its delivery, but nonetheless a searing portrait of a family hobbled by chronic mental illness."
Poet, novelist, jazz promoter and psychotherapist Pines (Redemption, 1997, etc.) harrowingly depicts the incremental psychological breakdown of his younger brother. Read full book review >

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Deliver Us From Evil by Deb Pines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A light, entertaining read from a mystery author whose pleasure in her characters remains evident and welcome."
A sports editor encounters death and duplicity in a small-town newsroom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1992

"Pines capably provides a reassuring message—that jealousy is normal and even potentially beneficial—for those who suffer its pangs."
A remarkably eclectic approach to understanding and coping with jealousy, by Berkeley psychologist Pines (Keeping the Spark Alive; coauthor, Career Burnout—both 1988). Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING THAT SAVED A TOWN by Yale Strom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A sense of worthy values is stressed while offering a flavor of the marriage rituals in a nontraditional setting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With his village beleaguered by an outbreak of cholera, Pinsk's learned Rabbi Yamferd decides, as legend dictates, to initiate a miracle by officiating at a "black wedding" of two orphans in a cemetery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Not a how-to guide for the lovelorn but a serious, research-oriented work of special interest to those involved in couples— therapy. (11 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A couples— therapist's clinical look at how and why we fall in love removes some of the mystery from that most magical of human experiences. Read full book review >

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Life on Altamont Court by Trent D Pines
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"A heartwarming memoir featuring funny stories of suburban life."
Pines' debut memoir offers a lighthearted, entertaining tale about his time on Altamont Court—a small, suburban cul-de-sac in Morristown, N.J.—and the neighbors who became his surrogate family. Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by LeVar Burton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"With this wise, above-average debut, Burton is poised to tackle bigger, more ambitious themes. (TV satellite tour)"
Actor Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, etc.) debuts with a novel set in a chaotic 21st-century US, where the assassination of the first African-American president and a disastrous earthquake centered on the New Madrid fault have precipitated social and economic collapse and civil war. Dr. Rene Reynolds has invented the Neuro-Enhancer, a device that helps the body boost its immune system to banish all disease. Read full book review >

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GODSENT by Richard Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With its deeper, more sophisticated narrative, classifying Burton's brilliantly imaginative effort as a Da Vinci Code thriller sells it short."
Moving through recent history into the near future, Burton's debut novel finds Kate Skylar certain that God is real. Proof grows in her belly. Read full book review >