Search Results: "David E. Gumpert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2013

"Enriched with historical references ranging from Pasteur to de Tocqueville, this is an accessible, if at times exhaustively detailed, work valuable for its reportage of incidents that have remained largely unknown to the average citizen."
A blogger and advocate journalist stacks the deck against the government's over-regulation of food, employing salient stories of individuals "entangled in the enforcement crackdown" amid their efforts to provide nutrient-dense products, including raw milk and fermented foods. Read full book review >

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POPULATION by David E. Newton
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An impressively well-balanced account of a life-or-death issue: Is each new person an asset or a liability to life on earth? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Death Watch Beetle by David E. Huntley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2013

"A refreshingly earnest adventure that honors the work of World War II-era codebreakers."
An old-fashioned espionage yarn involving crafty coded messages, set against a post-World War II milieu buzzing with Soviet spies, fugitive Nazis and UFO sightings. Read full book review >

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BAGGAGE CLAIM by David E. Talbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Serenely silly and insubstantial. Pablum, packaged for quick sale as soul food. Don't bite."
An unmarried flight attendant's frantic search for the perfect man takes center stage, in this frothy debut from playwright Talbert (Love Makes Things Happen; Mr. Right Now!, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Nov. 26, 1993

"Glossary; further reading (including some middle-grade fiction); resources; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Addressing himself to young people like the patients he advises (and suggesting that if his simple text is too difficult, a parent can share it aloud), a pediatrician discusses the nature of learning disabilities, describes the several types, offers specific strategies for compensation and remediation, and issues a sympathetic but no-nonsense pep-talk: a good attitude and self- esteem are all-important; gains can be made, but there will be difficulties, and perseverance is essential. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AIDS ISSUES by David E. Newton
HEALTH
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The purpose here, well-accomplished, differs from most AIDS books: Newton explores social, political, economic, and ethical issues; trends and science information emerge in these contexts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG MAN by David E. Fisher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Follett crowd."
Fisher is a Bo Jackson of writing, an author whose yen to excel in two literary arenas—thrillers (Hostage One, 1989, etc.) and popular science (Across the Top of the World, 1992, etc.) seems to spread his talent a bit thin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"A compendium of discomfiting, implication-heavy facts, of particular interest to students of geopolitics."
Stanley Kubrick got it wrong in Dr. Strangelove: There was a Doomsday Machine, but it was in the other bunker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINGS OF COLORADO by David E. Hilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Not altogether unflawed, but a heartfelt portrait of young men in a bygone age."
An abused boy finds comrades-in-arms among his fellow inmates when he's sent to a remote reform school high in the Rocky Mountains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; extensive chapter notes; sources for further information; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
An excellent, balanced overview of gun control in the US. Read full book review >