Search Results: "Donald A. Norman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"An engaging work by a benign technocrat who has designs on our minds."
It's coping with the technology of quotidian life that wears us down, of course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"His book could be one of them."
Cognitive psychologist Norman searches for humane technology and just plain user-friendliness in the paraphernalia and artifacts employed in everyday life. Read full book review >

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RUNNING THE MAZE by Jack  Coughlin
Released: March 13, 2012

"Add a corrupt astronaut, sniper rifles with a two-mile range and a former British SAS fighter who is now a rich industrialist willing to support Trident clandestine ops with weapons and transportation, and Coughlin and Davis (An Act of Treason, 2011, etc.) hit the action-adventure 10-ring again."
Mohammad al-Attas is a genius construction engineer in service of jihad. He is also a Djinn, a blood-thirsty demon. Not to worry. Special-ops sniper USMC Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson has al-Attas in his sights. Read full book review >

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ON SCOPE by Jack  Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"The outcome is never in doubt, but Coughlin and Davis keep things moving with suspenseful sniper scenes and a little graphic violence, including a truly grisly death by flaying."
U.S. Marine sniper Kyle Swanson saves the world from terrorism once again in the seventh fast-moving installment of Coughlin's (Time to Kill, 2013, etc.) Sniper series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GONNE-YEATS LETTERS 1893-1938 by Anna MacBride White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"Too lopsided to be of general interest, but Yeatsians will lap it up. (Photographs.)"
With only 29 Yeats letters to Maud Gonne extant (the others were destroyed in the Irish Civil War), and 373 of hers to him, this is hardly a two-way exhibition—and you have to have a great taste for either Celtic myth, occultism, progressive Irish politics, or the plight of a gorgeous, plucky woman to stay fully involved here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Academic in tone, though full of good dish about the likes of Lippman and the Alsops. Of much interest to students of national politics and the media."
A thoughtful if sometimes ponderous history of the capital's newshounds from the New Deal to the present. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL JACKSON by Donald A. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A handy introduction to the military genius whose philosophy of war was 'draw your swords and throw away the scabbard!'"
Brisk entry in Palgrave's Great Generals series spotlights the battle prowess of Dixie's warrior-saint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2005

"Of most interest to military history buffs and students of the air war in the Pacific."
A well-paced, action-packed narrative of a minor episode in WWII that had major results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE CROSSHAIRS by Jack  Coughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Coughlin and Davis (Long Shot, 2016, etc.) have the action/revenge formula down to a science, making this another enjoyable if predictable page-turner."
Marine-turned-CIA sniper Kyle Swanson is back to take on two targets at once, the Taliban and the Mexican drug cartels. Read full book review >