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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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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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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RETURN TRIP TICKET by David C. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1992

"Don't expect too many answers in this affectless tour de force."
What begins as one more missing-heiress case swiftly develops into a postmodern homage to the Continental Op, as first-novelist Hall flits backs and forth between a fat, disillusioned p.i. named Wilson, of the Ajax Detective Agency in Chicago, on the trail of Elizabeth Dantry—who took off from Barcelona shortly after bolting director Ramon Munet's experimental theater/orgy—and repeated flashforwards stateside, after Wilson's caught up with Elizabeth and they're on the run to California a whisker ahead of two unsavory pursuers who call themselves the police. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Common-sense talk in a debate characterized by demagoguery."
A tonic exploration of the notorious Willie Horton case and the ``politics of fear'' that has hindered American justice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2010

"Though sometimes admiring rather than analytical, a thoroughly reliable portrait of a neglected novelist."
The life of a writer often celebrated by critics and admired by fellow novelists but who never achieved the popular acclaim and wealth he felt he deserved. Read full book review >