Search Results: "Frederick L. Coolidge"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An intriguing look at fellow beings who seem to have been 'inexact mirrors of ourselves,' perhaps not as conceptually advanced but not so dissimilar either."
An anthropologist and a psychologist apply concepts from their respective disciplines to speculate on the mental processes and social organization of our distant, Neandertal cousins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 19, 2012

"An intricate, action-filled, spy novel that moves at breakneck speed."
The names and the locales have changed, but the intelligence game remains the same in Malphurs' over-the-top techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: March 11, 1994

"Memorable, indeed."
Disorder and chaos at Manhattan's world-famous Bellevue Hospital Department of Psychiatry, told with bold first-person gallows humor by its scooter-riding chief psychologist since 1980, and by Kahn (the deftly eloquent Beyond the Double Helix, 1985). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INLAND by K.C. Frederick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2006

"Atmospheric and textured but lacking a payoff."
Muffled sketch of Cold War U.S. culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOWBOARDING TO NIRVANA by Frederick Lenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Lenz has written a comic masterpiece, whether he meant to or not."
Real-life snowboarder Lenz (Surfing the Himalayas, 1995) takes us, in what may be the most hilarious spiritual quest since Candide, on a most excellent pilgrimage through the mountains of Nepal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER SIMPLE by Frederick Marryat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"This is one of the most attractive and neglected early Victorian novels, and its selection alone bodes well for a very promising series."
paper 0-8050-5565-7 The enduring popularity of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels has fortuitously stimulated Norton's new Heart of Oak Sea Classics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gourmets and gourmands alike will savor Kaufman's keen, caustic anatomy of the American palate."
A series of trenchant arguments about the consistency of Americans' feelings for food, our great common denominator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 5, 1993

"He remains something of a cipher, recording but not reacting to the world through which he passes."
Uneven account of a 14-month-long exploration of the Gulf Coast as it arcs from the tourist traps of Key West to the temples of the Yucatan Peninsula. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE ON EARTH by Frederick Seidel
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is a trick akin to writing good natural history, and few poets since the ancients have done so well as Seidel does it here."
The second volume in Seidel's projected trilogy, very loosely modeled on the Divine Comedy but with the compass points grimly reversed: in this cosmos we are headed downwards and there is no Virgil to hold our hand. Read full book review >