Search Results: "David R. Jacobs"


BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING SECRETS by Tormod Haugen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Although Nina's family seems happy, Nina already suspects that their happiness is a delicately assembled charade when, arriving at their summer cottage and finding that an intruder has violated the sanctity of the little house, her parents' paranoia surfaces and the family and its sunny pretense dissolves. 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: 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 >

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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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FED POWER by Lawrence R. Jacobs
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2016

"Accessible and, though of interest largely to fiscal policy wonks, a careful argument for balancing sound financial management and the public interest."
Who guards the guards? In the case of the Federal Reserve, a watchdog over the economy, that question has new meaning. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Will appeal mostly to readers considering a career in the military or veterans wondering if their memories exaggerate the intense eccentricity of the experience."
Anecdotal overview of basic training, the great social leveler of military service. Read full book review >

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THE DEAF MUSICIANS by Pete Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An unusual story, both stylish and uplifting. (author note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
After losing his hearing, a piano man finds new musical life. Read full book review >

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Animals Don't Blush by David R. Gross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Delightful vignettes about caring for animals large and small in the West make this book an enjoyable and satisfying read."
An entertaining memoir recalls the beginning of a veterinarian's career in the early 1960s in Montana. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION by David R. Dow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2010

"A book of uncompromising honesty and moral beauty."
Appellate lawyer Dow (Law/Univ. of Houston Law Center; America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great, 2009, etc.) delivers an unsparing indictment of capital punishment in America and the legal system that enables it. Read full book review >

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GROWING A REVOLUTION by David R. Montgomery
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Montgomery's fascinating exposé of how our food is grown will convince readers that soil health should not remain an under-the-radar issue and that we all benefit from embracing a new philosophy of farming."
An optimistic look at how regenerative farming can revive the world's soil, increasing food production, boosting cost effectiveness, and slowing climate change. Read full book review >