Search Results: "David H. Freedman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2010

"Informative and engaging, if not groundbreaking news to more cynical readers."
A revealing look at the fallibility of "experts," and tips on how to glean facts from the mass of published misinformation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"While much remains to be done to match even the more conservative prophecies of AI pioneers such as Minsky, the accomplishments to date, are often fascinating and shed light not only on the future of computers, but on the nature of intelligence itself."
A lively, clear, and comprehensive survey of who's who and what they're up to in the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI to cognoscenti) from science journalist Freedman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 21, 1997

"With this extraordinary story and its hard-learned lessons, the authors should make more than a few of their readers wary of staking their privacy on the online world. (First serial to the Atlantic Monthly)"
A real-life tale of cops vs. hackers, by two technology writers with a flair for turning a complicated crime and investigation into a fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"The author concludes that al-Qaeda is on the decline, but more groups like it are on the rise. Soufan provides a sobering, sometimes maddening view from the front lines."
Could 9/11 have been prevented? By former FBI special agent Soufan's account, the answer is a resounding yes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"An intriguing, if not always convincing, reexamination of the biblical texts."
A distinguished biblical scholar argues that the Ten Commandments—and their violation—determine the meaning of the core narrative of the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRICE OF HONOR by David H. Hackworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"But 512 pages is too much military sprawl."
Sturm und Drang in a debut novel about a military hero's identity crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A solid, thoroughly enjoyable presentation of almost everything a layman might find useful about one of the strangest planets in our solar system."
Venus is sometimes described as Earth's twin planet; here's an up-to-date look at that world next door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POSTCARDS FROM STANLAND by David H. Mould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"As a genial travel guide, Mould, an academic who doesn't write like an academic, shows how one should resist the temptations to stereotype a culture too easily and understand it too quickly."
An illuminating travelogue through Central Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"An original and compelling assessment."
Lively history by free-lance jazz-journalist Rosenthal of a brief but important musical era falling between post-Charlie Parker jazz and Stevie Wonder-style tunes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HORN OF MOSES by David H. Brandin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Spunky seniors successfully turn the tables on terrorism. A well-written modern fairy tale that achieves believability."
Computer scientist Brandin (The Technology War: A Case for Competitiveness, 1987, etc.) invites the reader into the world of David Green, a semi-retired entrepreneur who plots revenge on Arab terrorists for the murder of his son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF FIRE by David H. Lynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Too many stories in an unbalanced collection, but containing proof, in the more measured pieces, of an energetic imagination."
Nineteen stories, six new, consider a range of choices and consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An entertaining, insightful, and tragic memoir about trying to make it in show business."
Lewis' (Flower Drum Songs, 2006, etc.) memoir recounts his love affair with Hollywood.Read full book review >