Search Results: "David C. Brotherton"


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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

The inspiring, page-turning story of Col. Luz, a 25-year member of the Army Reserves who in 2007 was awarded a Bronze Star for her service in Iraq. Read full book review >

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Released: July 11, 2017

"A must-read for entrepreneurial experts that also will have a broad appeal for other professionals."
A marketing consultant shares his accumulated wisdom about developing and selling expertise. Read full book review >

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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 >

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FIRST FACTS ABOUT AMERICAN HEROES by David C. King
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A well-organized, skillful presentation. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
This entry in the First Facts series offers colorful snapshot biographies of 42 Americans in several accessible sections: ``Colonial America,'' ``American Revolution,'' ``Early United States,'' ``Civil War Era,'' ``Heroes of the West,'' ``Early Twentieth Century,'' and ``America Since 1950.'' Each section is introduced by a description of the era and a chronology of significant events. Read full book review >

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GOD IS A PARTICLE? by David C. Peterson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"A provocative and well-researched stand for intelligent design, weakened somewhat by overconfident conclusions."
A debut book argues that recent discoveries in science confirm the existence of God and a transcendently purposeful life. Read full book review >