Search Results: "Frank P. Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 1993

"Dramatic, sometimes even melodramatic, writing in the historical parts may heighten the book's appeal to some, but it lessens the credibility of the genuine alarm being sounded in the conclusion. (Twenty-four b&w photographs—not seen)"
A lively account of how scientists worked for years to tame tuberculosis—only to find the disease rebounding with increased virulence as drug-resistant strains developed and as the emergence of the AIDS virus triggered a surge in deadly TB infections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"A rewarding scientific journey, connecting laboratory with living planet and scientist with society."
Physician and science writer Ryan (Virus X, 1997, etc.) forcefully argues that Charles Darwin overlooked the importance of interaction between and among life forms in his theory of evolution. Read full book review >

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HELP IN OUR TIME AND MANET'S GENRE PAINTINGS OF EVERYDAY LIGHT by Ryan P. Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"An effective exploration of the commonplace."
A Christian poet searches for meaning in the mundane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

Bancroft Prizewinning historian Ryan finds the roots of American democracy at its best in the public passions of New York City, New Orleans, and San Francisco, circa 182580. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2010

"An entertaining, illuminating adventure story by a modern-day explorer."
The memoir of a world-renowned archaeologist and Egyptologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

"Detailed, Berton RouechÇstyle accounts of medical detection in support of a powerful doomsday warning. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Radio satellite tour)"
From the author of The Forgotten Plague (1993), which sounded an alarm about the resurgence of tuberculosis, comes another dire warning, this time about the threat of new plagues from emerging viruses. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF THE HUMAN GENOME by Frank Ryan
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"An enlightening account of past and present knowledge and the future possibilities of human heredity."
The information revolution in silicon gets the headlines, but a revolution in genetics has been running in parallel and will soon affect our lives even more profoundly. Plenty of authors are paying attention, but British physician and researcher Ryan (Metamorphosis: Unmasking the Mystery of How Life Transforms, 2011, etc.) delivers an up-to-date history that will be definitive—at least for a few years.Read full book review >

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Brotherhood of Iron by Frank P. Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sharp, immersive family drama played out against the ravages of war."
Slaughter (Echoes of Distant Thunder, 2011) continues the saga of the Castor family against the backdrop of World War I and the mining industry.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A fascinating event in the history of football, told in a humdrum style."
How the Fighting Irish used their 1913 game against favored Army to become a national football power. Read full book review >

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The Veteran by Frank P. Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2016

"An ornate, gruesome, and rigorously crafted Civil War novel."
Slaughter tells the story of a Civil War veteran's attempts to silence his ghosts while working in the lumber camps of Michigan in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A fine story hour choice. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
An American anthropologist of Basque descent retells a story remembered from his childhood. Read full book review >