Search Results: "David M. Raup"


BOOK REVIEW

EXTINCTION: BAD GENES OR BAD LUCK? by David M. Raup
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"While the book is important for what it has to say about life on earth, it is also a marvelous exposition of think and double-think in science."
A remarkably candid book on what we know and (mostly) what we don't know about evolution and extinction. Read full book review >

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WRITE ME A LETTER by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Not as amusing or original as Angels, and the relentlessly peppy tone and wisecracks will lose readers fast."
Determinedly offbeat second hardcover adventure (Angels in Heaven, 1992) for geekishly tall San Fernanado Valley p.i. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A lively contribution to popular histories of New York and its institutions, worthy of shelving alongside Robert Caro's The Power Broker and Edwin Burrows and Mike Wallace's Gotham."
An eye-opening history of the Manhattan hospital whose name is a byword for asylums everywhere. Read full book review >

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VENETIAN HOLIDAY by David M. Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"A comedy/mystery that's only fitfully funny. Still, saucy, spunky Kate, who can't help being something of a sweetie, is hard to resist."
A female Raffles debuts in Venice and finds the water plenty hot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2014

"A basic primer for homeowners in a tough spot."
A no-nonsense guide for homeowners facing foreclosure. Read full book review >

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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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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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HENRY FRIENDLY, GREATEST JUDGE OF HIS ERA by David M. Dorsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"A dense and lawyerly but sometimes illuminating biography."
The improbable making of a brilliant jurist. Read full book review >

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Fire Your Shrink and Read this Book Instead by David M. Klein
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An honest, edgy and highly logical explanation of why analysis doesn't always work."
In Klein's debut nonfiction self-help book, the author turns a critical eye toward talk therapy and questions its ability to help a person change his life for the better. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1992

"By bringing solid scholarship to the pioneering efforts of Bud Hopkins and the hot prose of Whitley Strieber, this marks the next stage in UFO abduction research—and is just as likely to fly off the supermarket bookracks."
Next time you glance at your watch and find a few minutes missing, better rush to your local hypnotist—you, too, might have been unwittingly kidnapped by a UFO. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2005

"A provocative, diligently wrought explanation of why cops always count the husband as a suspect."
Buss (Psychology/Univ. of Texas) challenges the way the public, including guardians of moral values, view the act of murder and those who most often commit it. Read full book review >