Search Results: "David C. Brotherton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"The lessons to be learned are many, but, the editors conclude, the regulatory mechanisms meant to preclude future meltdowns, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, are now under assault. Stay tuned."
Think Bernie Madoff was an outlier? To gauge by some of the contributors to this volume, the whole speculative economy is a vast Ponzi scheme. Read full book review >

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NICOLE'S NEW FRIEND by Dawn Brotherton
CHILDREN'S

"An unevenly written, message-heavy story of sports and friendship."
Young softball players get lessons in sportsmanship in the third book in Brotherton's (Margie Makes A Difference, 2017, etc.) middle-grade series.Read full book review >

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SPIDER STAR by Mike Brotherton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid science and ideas aplenty, but none of the characters act or react with any real intelligence, and it's deeply unsatisfying that their problems are solved by extraterrestrials rather than by their own efforts."
Far-future alien-contact yarn from astronomer Brotherton (Star Dragon, 2003). Read full book review >

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SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Rob Brotherton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A thoughtful, general analysis of conspiracy theories arguing that belief in secret plots is neither new nor unusual but a time-tested part of the human experience."
Combining historical anecdote and psychology research, Brotherton endeavors to explain how the human mind concocts conspiracy theories and the effects of these theories on society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Though historians may not particularly value the book, Unger presents clear arguments about the futility of trying to make America invulnerable."
A compelling polemic wrapped in a shallow history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"The reader, however, is likely to feel manipulated. (photos, not seen)"
A glib, carefully crafted memoir by a middle-aged family therapist probing into his past with the help of another therapist and family members. Read full book review >

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DONNELLY'S WAR by David C. Brown
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"A notable kickoff to an intriguing alternate-history series."
Teleported to a strange, alternate-history version of Appalachia's untamed frontier, Afghan War vet Rex Knight leads an uprising against an amoral slave trader trying to ingratiate himself with competing colonial empires. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WORK by David C. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Sturdy, studly historical cop drama that's not as smooth or playful as Elmore Leonard but a good deal more accomplished than Max Allan Collins."
Taylor's criminal traversal of the 1950s leaves behind J. Edgar Hoover (Night Life, 2015) to focus on an assassination plot against newly hatched dictator Fidel Castro.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 1999

"An amalgam of physics, biology, and politics, with a dollop of philosophy, this manifesto is as troublesome as any zealot's call for morality."
In the '80s, capitalism defeated communism. Read full book review >