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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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 >

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THE SIDON INCIDENT by C. David Priest
Released: July 2, 2010

"Da Vinci Code fans will be mildly intrigued."
A globe-trotting, perspective-shifting thriller filled with conspiracy theories and secret societies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Shallow and nasty enough to make readers queasy. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Dogged diva biographer Heymann (Liz, 1995, etc.) purports to show that governments rose and fell by the promptings of those in DC's glittery ghetto. From his report, however, the signal events were simply what Susan May told Missy and what Oatsie said about Rip and Adlai. Read full book review >

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MEEK MOUSE AND HER GLADE HILL FRIENDS by C. David Priest
Released: Nov. 24, 2012

"A story with charming characters and an exciting plot that could come to life if the author edited and reformatted the text and added illustrations."
A timid mouse must find food for her young without becoming food herself. Read full book review >