Search Results: "David G. Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 1992

"Not another quick-fix book, but a sober look at what's known about the nature of human happiness. (Twenty-five illustrations- -not seen.)"
Myers, a research-oriented social psychologist whose views, he acknowledges, are colored by his Christian values, offers an ``interim report on a fledgling science''— the study of happiness. Read full book review >

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``JEWISH LIFE, JEWISH HUMOR'' by Sidney Brichto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Kudos to Brichto for answering many sensitive questions. (illustrations)"
Former executive vice president of England's Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues, American-born Rabbi Brichto has written a lighthearted but substantial book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1992

"A thoughtful, well-researched look at the current pronounced conservatism of a most enigmatic and influential institution. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Los Angeles Times reporter Savage engrossingly chronicles a sea change in the nation's high court—its transformation, under Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, from guardian of an expansively interpreted Bill of Rights into a highly restrained and, toward government authority, profoundly deferential court. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 1999

"If you considered Australia too remote and sparsely populated to be science fictionally important—well, think again."
Not the first volume of Australian SF (editor Van Iken's rather indiscriminate collection arrived here in 1984) but by far the most significant: 20 substantial tales from the modern era, the majority of whose authors will be familiar to Kirkus regulars and SF-story buffs. A. Bertram Chandler (1912—84) offers an ingenious explanation for why Australian Aborigines revere Ayer's Rock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An enjoyable and insightful read for anyone interested in increasing their personal and professional effectiveness."
A modern, holistic approach to leadership, framed around a commitment to authenticity, the ability to listen and an awareness of the feelings of employees and constituencies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"The thick historical detail may amount to overkill for the average reader, but it's a winning hand for the true student of gambling."
Man's unending thirst for the jackpot, from primitive dice games in early antiquity to the current online poker craze. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Swamp Witch by David G. Horton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"A tale that derives its chills from a moody atmosphere and an unrelenting, unknown antagonist."
An ex-convict gets caught up in a murder investigation in a town full of stories about a local, bloodthirsty witch in Horton's (Small Towns, Country Roads, & Autumn Leaves, 2010) horror yarn.Read full book review >

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VIETNAM 1945 by David G. Marr
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Meticulous and objective, an indispensable document for understanding the roots of American involvement in Vietnam. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
A winning combination of scholarly tome and readable history, examining the portentous events culminating in the ``August Revolution'' of 1945, when Ho Chi Minh declared the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Read full book review >

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ISLANDS IN SPACE AND TIME by David G. Campbell
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1996

"All in all, a fine testimonial to the Nature Conservancy's ongoing work."
An information-dense, beautifully illustrated tour of ten endangered landscapes. Read full book review >