Search Results: "E. Fuller Torrey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 1996

"Controversial ideas, forcefully presented."
The crisis, simply put, is that 2.2 million of the estimated 5.6 million Americans with serious mental illness are not being treated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2013

"An important book by a refreshingly candid author who shares his vast knowledge in the interests of the needy."
Psychiatrist Torrey (The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens, 2008, etc.) returns to the battleground of reform with another book about the inability of government agencies and private institutions to care well for the severely mentally ill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 1992

"But Torrey's extremist tract will not help in the ongoing attempt to find the right balance between biology and Freud, nature and nurture."
A shrill, lopsided attack on Freud's theories, those who advanced them in America, and the resulting excesses; from Torrey (Nowhere to Go, The Death of Psychiatry, etc.), a firm believer in the genetic/biological approach to personality and mental illness. Read full book review >

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A WORLD WITHOUT ISLAM by Graham E. Fuller
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2010

"A cogent argument demonstrating that a knowledgeable awareness of the rich dynamics that drive societies will better help diffuse tensions."
Without the establishment of Islam, writes former CIA official Fuller (New Turkish Republic: Turkey As a Pivotal State in the Muslim World, 2007, etc.), the religion of the East would predominately still be Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and probably as hostile to the West as it was before the fall of Constantinople. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1992

"An informed and informative exegesis that spells out many of the reasons why a weary world may have to wait yet a while for a genuinely millennial age."
Several years ago, Fuller and Francis Fukuyama (see above) were colleagues at RAND Corp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2015

"A complex, heartfelt political thriller."
Fuller (Turkey and the Arab Spring, 2014, etc.) examines the precarious morality of interventionist American foreign policy in this political thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE by Graham E. Fuller
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"An honest, straightforward memoir of adoption, addiction and loss."
In his affecting memoir, Fuller (A World Without Islam, 2010) recounts the struggles his family endured as they watched his adopted son, Luke, succumb to drug addiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG, BOB by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Quiet and clever, just like Bob. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy narrates a story about his dog, Bob, who can do amazing things around the house but can't accomplish standard dog tricks. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST TERRIBLE PLAYDATE by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A mostly delightful look at the importance of compromise among friends. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A boy and a girl with different ideas of imaginative play find middle ground. Read full book review >

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ALLY-SAURUS & THE VERY BOSSY MONSTER by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 5017

"A message for the bossiest of friends but also a quiet lesson in valuing differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The tiny tot-turned-dinosaur (in her imagination) is back, this time facing a new challenge: a domineering friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"But still, because or no because, it's a pleasure to see Jack learning to negotiate his way through the world, from longing questions to innocent answers that reveal far too much plain honesty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since Torrey's wobbly, irresistible artwork tells the whole story, there is no reason to ask any explicit questions—such as, "Why is half the cake eaten?" or, "Why are you covered in Band-Aids?"—but young Jack always has the answer. Read full book review >