Search Results: "David M. Skover"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A balanced history—sometimes admiring, sometimes blistering—of the writers who fractured the glass capsule of literary conformity."
The co-authors of The Trials of Lenny Bruce (2002) return with a sharp-edged history of the Beats. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Detailed, objective, and valuable. (b&w photos)"
Lenny Bruce's career was a rhapsody in blue material. His comedy made him a master of free speech; his death sanctified him. Here, two thoughtful lawyers explore in depth some of the comic's tribulations and trials. 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A valuable text—not just for the solution, but also for the refreshing philosophy behind it."
An unlikely criminal-justice pioneer revisits his innovative, immensely successful crusade against youth homicide in America's worst neighborhoods. 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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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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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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THE ANGEL TAPES by David M. Kiely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"Unrelentingly raw language and graphic sex scenes may be off-putting to some, but, still, most readers will stick with this hard-bitten, tumultuous story to the finish."
The Dublin police are shocked and mystified when a bomb explodes under a busy city street, killing six and injuring many othersthis, just days before the state visit of the US President. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Is all this pie-in-the-sky thinking? Perhaps so, but Smick's call for a fairer capitalism makes for bracing reading for students of the modern economy and polity."
The worst enemy of capitalism is…capitalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"For all its earnestness and its academic trappings, this study will persuade few who are not already believers."
The anxieties of an academic outgroup form the subtext of this collection of 11 essays by UFO and abduction researchers from both inside and outside he academy. Read full book review >