Search Results: "David M. Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"Like its subject: not for everyone, but a model of its kind."
Everything you always wanted to know about man's closest friend. Read full book review >

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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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WILDE IN AMERICA by David M. Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Although Friedman fashions a lively narrative, this book does not significantly embellish the already well-known image of the outrageous, self-aggrandizing Wilde."
An account of the notorious author's American tour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"An elegant, thoughtful survey of the parallel growth of America's legal culture and the nation itself."
The dean of US legal historians traces the development of our vast and peculiar "legal culture." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1993

"More legal brief than biography as the personal Myra Bradwell is subsumed in the political figure—but a welcome revival of a forgotten reputation."
A dry, bare-bones biography of Myra Bradwell (1831-94), whose plea to practice law was denied by the Supreme Court because she was a woman, and who went on to become the publisher and editor of the influential Chicago Legal News. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 26, 2006

"Grammar aside, Friedman offers sound, operational advice."
A compact guide to managing intergenerational sensitivities in the real-estate workplace. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An intriguing exploration of jealousy's power to destroy and renew relationships."
A provocative analysis of the role that jealousy plays in romantic relationships. Read full book review >

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SEE THE THREAD DROP by David M Schuster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"An intriguing premise with vivid melding of science and myth."
In this science-fiction novel, a group of rebels defies the Guild, a monopoly that controls nanotechnology-based health care. Read full book review >

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THE THREAT by David M. Jacobs
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Jacobs knows that people think he's crazy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 1991

"A savvy, provocative progress report that's fine fare for Fed sophisticates, albeit with precious few rewards for nonspecialists."
A quasi-insider's evenhanded evaluation of Alan Greenspan's stewardship as chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors—an account that almost surely tells readers more than they care to know about the nuances of monetary policy. Read full book review >