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: Aug. 5, 1996

"A surprisingly lucid and useful book, and about as appealing as economics gets. (National radio satellite tour)"
Friedman, son of venerable ``No Free Lunch'' economist Milton, here analyzes the familiar to elucidate economic theory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A major achievement in objective historical writing that should be a legacy to generations of students seeking authoritative reference material on the period. (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the Atlantic Monthly; author tour)"
The latest volume of the Oxford History of the United States, an exhaustive survey spanning 16 years of crises, ordeals, fears, and insecurities. Read full book review >

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AS SHE RIDES BY by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A hilariously good time is had by all the characters, though readers are left to fend pretty much for themselves."
Survivors of V. (Vic) Daniel's two previous hardcover exploits (Write Me a Letter, 1993, etc.) already know whether they want to continue their relationship with the relentlessly jokey stringbean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Despite his considerable skill as a writer, the author's initial tone of logic and thoughtfulness morphs into barely checked irritation, which makes reading difficult."
Humor and moral outrage share the stage in this semisatirical look at Western culture. Read full book review >

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IN ENEMY HANDS by David M. Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Ludicrously overburdened with titles and honorifics, and with comic-book villains, cardboard backdrop, and invisible plot: an unutterably tedious experience."
Weber's hardcover debut extends an established paperback series (Honor Among Enemies, etc.) about Honor Harrington, a genetically engineered warrior whiz, now a commodore in the service of the good-guy Alliance against the evil-empire People's Republic, or Peeps—the circumstances of which we learn all about during a prolonged and tiresome introduction. Read full book review >