Search Results: "G. Wayne Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"With the medical profession under financial and ethical siege, Miller's breathless suspenseful reminder of the life-and-death-but-mostly-death drama of medical research, as well as the pathological risk-takers that drive it forward, could not have come at a more opportune time."
An unflinching, blood-and-guts look at the science and despair of modern open-heart surgery, framed by a biography of a giant in the field, Dr. C. Walton Lillehei. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"But his mostly successful exploration of their interests, anxieties, hopes, and dreams is certainly worth a look. (17 b&w photos, not seen)"
After a year of hanging out with Dave Bettencourt, a Rhode Island high school senior, Providence-based journalist Miller (The Work of Human Hands, 1992) concludes that, ``yes, it is more difficult to grow up'' in today's violent, media-plagued society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A well-researched, well-told tale of surgical expertise transforming bodies and lives. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs- -not seen.)"
An engrossing profile of Hardy Hendren, chief of surgery at Boston's Children's Hospital, whose skills are devoted to undoing ``nature's worst mistakes.'' Miller, a staff writer for Rhode Island's Providence Journal-Bulletin, entwines a second tale with Hendren's—that of a family (the ``Moores'') whose daughter Lucy is born in late l989 with gross deformities affecting many of her internal organs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Still, it's worth brushing aside the formulaic dressing for the solid, detailed cross-section of the mass-culture machine that lies just beneath. (Author tour)"
Hours of fun for business-epic junkies of all ages. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A must for car lovers and plenty of interesting material to keep other curious readers flipping pages."
A chronicle of the frantic, ultracompetitive, and heroic early days of automobile manufacturing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Suggestive but not entirely convincing. A modest addition to the popular psychology/self-help shelf."
A debunking of the popular treatments of "the alleged great [vertical] divide between the 'analytical/logical' left and 'artistic/intuitive' right halves of the human brain." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"A concise, enlightened examination of various perspectives on Christ."
Johnson (Whitey, 2011, etc.) investigates competing religious views of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Vegetable Kids in the Garden by Nancy J. Miller
Released: May 14, 2015

"An ample serving of entertainment, a full measure of health education, and a dash of Christian thought, perfectly blended and served in a nonpreachy way."
A clan of curious children and health-conscious grandparents discovers the joy of vegetables in Miller's (Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success, 2012) Christian children's book.Read full book review >

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ON BECOMING A SWAN by Alice G. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A memoir about the power of listening by a passionate psychotherapist."
After surviving an abusive childhood, a Christian woman goes on to become a counselor and psychotherapist in this highly readable memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORST OF TIMES by Patricia G. Miller
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Wade."
Being published on the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion: a heartrending compilation of personal tales of abortion prior to Roe v. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RESTLESS by Gerty Dambury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A chorus of voices brings humanity to a little-known moment in Caribbean history."
A schoolgirl seeks answers when her city explodes after long-simmering tension. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Glossary; further reading; list of organizations; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Pedestrian, redundant writing and fuzzy focus undermine this effort from its first chapter (``This book is about lowland tropical moist forests...They grow in the tropics at low altitudes, as opposed to mountaintops, and are damp'') to its concluding plea for conservation (``Like a watchful lifeguard, we need to be aware that the rain forests are in trouble and heed their urgent cries for help''). Read full book review >