Search Results: "David M. Ewalt"


BOOK REVIEW

OF DICE AND MEN by David M. Ewalt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A serviceable history of Dungeons & Dragons coupled with an insightful look at the game's allure."
A child of the polyhedral dice returns to the fantasy game of his youth in a reverential history of the innovative pastime that has launched billions of role-playing adventures. Read full book review >

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PHARAOHS AND KINGS by David M. Rohl
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The Learning Channel will begin airing a series based on this book in mid-January. (four-color and b&w photos, line drawings)"
Egyptologist Rohl compellingly presents a groundbreaking analysis of archaeological evidence for the historicity of the early books of the Old Testament. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Crisp, interpretive biography, taking intelligent measure of its controversial subject. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
A careful depiction of the haunted energy of a radical Episcopalian bishop. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE GAY by David M. Halperin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An unsatisfying and scattered analysis."
Halperin (History and Theory of Sexuality/Univ. of Michigan; What Do Gay Men Want?, 2010, etc.) attempts to deconstruct various aspects of gay male culture. Read full book review >

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The Surfman by David M. Schroeder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fine historical yarn, sure to appeal to many fans of maritime adventure."
In this engaging debut novel of historical adventure, the first of a planned series, a man fights the dangers of the Atlantic and a conspiracy of white slave trading. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 1993

"An incisive look at the rise of think tanks and at their impact on policy-making."
Ricci (Political Science and American Studies/Hebrew University, Jerusalem) analyzes the growth in numbers and influence of a distinctively modern Washington, D.C., phenomenon: the think tanks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1995

After the dense official 1989 biography of Synge (18711909) by David H. Greene and Edward M. Stephens comes this first book from Irish freelancer Kiely, a readable but lean digest version of the Irish Revival's playwright laureate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"A captivating study of medical innovation, the fallibility of science and two adventurous minds."
The wonderfully witty Friedman (A Mind of its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis, 2001) moves on to a more serious subject: the heralded aviator's partnership with a Nobel Prize-winning surgeon on innovations that laid the groundwork for organ transplants, cryosurgery and the artificial heart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

"However incomplete sociobiology and evolutionary psychology may be in explaining human relationships, they clearly affirm the value of raising the instinctual to the level of consciousness and the miracle, as Buss eloquently concludes, of modern marriage as a 'crowning achievement of humankind.''"
In a study involving over 10,000 people from 37 cultures, Buss (Psychology/Univ. of Michigan) uses evolutionary theory to explain the psychological mechanisms behind how and why people choose, keep and discard their mates. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2007

"A warm, touching look at the power of laughter."
A guide to using humor to improve your life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Unfortunately, like Foucault's work itself, probably too arcane for a general readership."
A self-described ``worshipper'' of Foucault takes on critics of the philosopher in two interrelated essays dealing with Foucault's sexual politics and his biographers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"A well-paced, revealing history of hard times."
An absorbing tale of a Southern prison whose name is synonymous with brutality. Read full book review >