Search Results: "Donald Goldsmith"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNT FOR LIFE ON MARS by Donald Goldsmith
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 1997

"His book will have a short but vigorous life, the best account available until new ones supersede it. (15 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Goldsmith (who edited the 1991 PBS series on astronomy and wrote its companion volume, The Astronomers) reports on the biggest science story of 1996: NASA's claim to have discovered that life once existed on Mars. Read full book review >

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THE ASTRONOMERS by Donald Goldsmith
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

"A fine introduction to modern astronomy, just in time for next summer's spectacular solar eclipse."
Goldsmith brings the stars into crystal-clear focus in this down-to-earth companion volume to the PBS T.V. series, for which he served as editor and co-author. Read full book review >

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DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An accessible and extremely well written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology."
Companion volume to a PBS Nova special takes a look at the origins of life, the universe, and everything. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes aim at his longtime bête noire, "a modern P.T. Barnum selling tickets to a modern variation of the Feejee Mermaid." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP by Bandy X.  Lee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"As with most anti-Trump books, this one will shore up the opinions of those already convinced of his lack of fitness for the job but won't change the minds of his supporters, the vast majority of whom won't read it."
Mental health professionals and others make the case that Donald Trump is mentally ill, dangerous, or both. Read full book review >

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ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Reading at times rather like a commercial for recovery programs, this text may be best suited to a health class covering the subject matter; nevertheless, a crucial topic. (index, further information, glossary, selected bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A chronicle exposing facts and challenges confronting drug addiction and overdose in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"A remarkable story, told with clarity and appreciation for the joy and courage that characterized the Kulturbund. As the author puts it: 'Such hope. It breaks your heart.'"
A nattily written, moving history of the Kulturbund—a Jewish cultural agency that collaborated with the Nazis during the early years of the Third Reich—from NPR commentator Goldsmith, whose parents were members of the group. Read full book review >

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SWITCHEROO by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Contrived, yes, but hysterically funny—and after reflecting on the invisibility of women, the reader may find it no more contrived than, say, a Shakespearean comedy. (Film rights to New Line Cinema; $200,000 ad/promo; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
More monumental high-concept from Goldsmith (Marrying Mom, 1996, etc.), this time in a wonderfully funny fable about a wife and mistress who reverse roles—and a husband who apparently can't tell the difference. Read full book review >

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BOMBS OVER BIKINI by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A critically flawed chronicle of a significant chapter in the Cold War nuclear arms race. (source notes, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A brief chronicle of the nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands from 1946 until 1958, in which the U.S. military detonated 67 atom and hydrogen bombs over the region's Bikini and Enewetak atolls. Read full book review >

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY by Connie Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An efficient survey of a timely topic. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Traumatic brain injuries are a major concern not only for those hurt in war and sports, but also in many other areas. Read full book review >