Search Results: "Doc Skeptic"


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Dissecting the Bible by Doc Skeptic
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"Skeptic exorcises his conservative Christian upbringing by matching literal Scripture to medical fact in this intriguing work."
In his debut, a physician raised in a conservative Christian sect writes about his discovery that biblical literalism and scientific fact aren't compatible. Read full book review >

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SKEPTIC by Holden Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Maybe this sniff-a-virus-give-off-a ghost concept has scientific validity, maybe it doesn't, but when the characters are flat, their dialogue wooden, and their behavior slavishly formulaic, who cares what emanates from them? (Author tour)"
A debut medical thriller in which the quick are not much livelier than the dead. Read full book review >

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SKEPTIC by Michael Shermer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Dense with facts, convincing arguments, and curious statistics, this is an ingenious collection of light entertainment for readers who believe that explaining stuff is a good idea."
A collection of 75 of the Scientific American columns by author and gadfly Shermer (The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >

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DOC by Mary Doria Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"Filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving—a magnificent read."
Doc Holliday is the tragic hero in this terrific bio-epic set in a revisionist version of the Old West—more realistic yet more riveting than any movie or TV western. Read full book review >

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DOC by Dwight Gooden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"Better than your average memoir of rise, fall and redemption."
Pitching great Gooden tells the story of his spectacular baseball career and the loss of it all through a devastating cocaine addiction. Read full book review >

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DOC by R.E. Losee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 1994

"As a memoirist, he's just fine; as a physician, we could use a few more thousand just like him. (Photos, not seen)"
Disarming tales from a frontier doctor, an appealing old coot who actually considers himself a mere mortal. Read full book review >

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THE SKEPTIC by Terry Teachout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"A balanced portrait of the muckraking newsman, and an excursion into American intellectual history and journalism."
The first full-scale biography in a generation of the great journalist, editor, and social critic (1880-1956), extending and in some ways supplanting the ones that have come before it. Read full book review >

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DOC DOC ZEUS by Thomas Keech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A complex, multilayered, and psychologically acute tale about a predatory physician: well done."
As a narcissistic gynecologist targets his next vulnerable patient, he comes under suspicion by the state medical board's inexperienced investigator in this novel. Read full book review >

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THE DOC by Timothy J. Desmond
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"Long on earnestness but short on polish."
Desmond's (For Thou Art With Me, 2005) thriller features a California doctor caught up in a conspiracy surrounding the death of a Civil War re-enactor and his daughter. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A useful and unpretentious contribution to the history of publishing. (Sixty-four personal, even idiosyncratic, b&w illustrations)"
The director emeritus of the University of California Press (now in its centennial year) offers informal reminiscences about the press's evolution into a major academic house. Read full book review >

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DOC-IN-A-BOX by Robert A. Burton
Released: Feb. 28, 1990

A doctor's fall and return to grace against a backdrop of medical and legal corruption: a neurologist's heavy-handed fiction debut. Read full book review >

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THE MONK AND THE SKEPTIC by Frank Browning
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A flawed but compelling discourse chronicling the 'dual dictates of devotion and desire.'"
The chance bonding of an outspoken NPR correspondent and a gay priest bridges the gap between faith and sexuality. Read full book review >