Search Results: "Daniel B. Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2007

"An appealing introduction to a mysterious phenomenon."
New York-based journalist Smith seeks to understand the experience of hearing voices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY MIND by Daniel Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A true treasure-trove of insight laced with humor and polished prose."
Intimate, compelling memoir exploring the boundaries of the author's severe anxiety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A wealth of information, frustratingly jumbled."
Mishmash of American history, ecological survey, and travel guide surveys the state of Lewis and Clark's route as it exists today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A treat for policy wonks and students of economics—and worth reading for anyone who plays the market."
If you have a rage for chaos, you'll love the stock market—beg pardon, the equity culture—of the future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Storykeeper by Daniel A. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2012

"A vivid, slowly unfolding epic of disaster and survival in 16th-century America."
A novel delivers stark tales from storytellers who chronicle a vanished Arkansas tribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLESIOSAUR PERIL by Daniel Loxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Go, Cryptoclidus! (Picture book. 6-9)"
Another prehistoric predicament from the creators of Ankylosaur Attack (2011) and Pterosaur Trouble (2013), with similarly nongory but otherwise photorealistic illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1995

"But in the end there are too many asides here, and too little matter. (maps, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
An earnest, sometimes overwrought, and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to link the famed Lewis and Clark expedition to modern environmentalist thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1914 by Charles B. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2014

"An information-packed but flawed novel of World War I."
This encyclopedic debut novel looks at the early months of World War I, as its initial, optimistic hopes for a quick conclusion devolve into dreary reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Smith's words may qualify for that rarest of family treasures: the true heirloom."
A man tenders heartfelt reflections on the meaning of fatherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Exquisitely revealing and written with real polish: a first-class account."
A history of the modern stock market, detailing its transmogrification from a "gambling hell" run by speculators and cronies to a rational, sophisticated exchange open to all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Death at Painted Cave by B A Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A plot-driven tale of intrigue and human attraction."
From the hills of Santa Barbara to a liaison in Nicaragua, Smith's (The Psychology of Sex & Gender, 2006) energetic mystery, the first in a planned series, pieces together a fast-paced tale of murder and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Readers can take comfort knowing that all six subjects survived, perhaps the only good news in these gripping though mostly painful stories about one of the many grim aspects of WWII."
A retired engineer who has taken up writing delivers fascinating accounts of six Japanese and Americans who passed the war in enemy hands. Read full book review >