Search Results: "George C. Rable"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 29, 1994

"When most readers are still surprised that the South held elections at all during its brief independent life, this book is a refreshing and provocative story that should appeal to Civil War buffs and casual readers interested in American politics."
A thoughtful and engaging study of political ethics and infighting in the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 1997

"In sum, some old, some new variations on the question of design (or the lack of it) in nature, by an old hand, who, if he hasn't quite the style of Stephen Jay Gould, is nonetheless well worth reading."
Williams (Ecology and Evolution/SUNY, Stony Brook) explores how organisms have evolved in nature to ``solve the problems of life.'' Williams accepts the so-called ``adaptationist program'' of ``plan and purpose'' in biology: that is, the idea that each attribute of an organism relates in some way to its efforts to survive and pass on its genes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 18, 1995

"Mongo's twelfth adventure (An Incident at Bloodtide, 1993, etc.) is as outrageous, inventive, and incredible a slice of retro-intrigue as all the others."
There've been 17 ice-pick victims already in the week before Thanksgivingthe death toll will rise past 50, mostly by less prosaic means, before the climax at the Rockefeller Center skating rinkwhen Margaret Dutton, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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DARK CHANT IN A CRIMSON KEY by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Strictly for tough guys—with bimbo brains."
Typical Mongo macho melodrama (torture by strategically applied feather/psychotropic drugs/martial arts mayhem): here, the celebrated dwarf detective is sent to Geneva by Emmet P. Neuberger to oversee Interpol and local agencies as they seek out ace con- man/criminal Chant Sinclair, who's pilfered ten million dollars from Neuberger's Cornucopia Foundation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An engrossing, close-up fix on the US Navy's TPS and its place in our national defense."
Washington Post correspondent Wilson (Mud Soldiers, 1989) offers a vivid, wide-ranging account of how and why America's Navy trains its test pilots. Read full book review >

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SECOND HORSEMAN OUT OF EDEN by George C. Chesbro
Released: May 15, 1989

The seventh escapade for the Frederickson brothers, Mongo and Garth—who now read a needy child's letter to Santa, discover that she's being sexually abused by Reverend Billy, and set out to rescue her. Read full book review >

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DREAM OF A FALLING EAGLE by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Less James Bond than Doc Savage, with a dozen weightless homicides filling the time while you're waiting for the cuckoo payoff."
When Mongo Frederickson casually remarks in the opening paragraph that ``we never went anywhere these days without our guns,'' you know you're in for nonstop action without a lot of big words or complicated ideas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KP Inside - 101 Letters to Us at Kaiser Permanente by George C. Halvorson
Released: Oct. 26, 2012

"A highly readable, surprisingly engaging volume for anyone interested in health care issues."
A collection of letters by the CEO of the nation's largest health plan to his 180,000 employees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN INCIDENT AT BLOODTIDE by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Love, my friend, is the greatest mystery of all'')—all done in a manner destined to please the converted."
The 11th adventure in which Mongo Frederickson (Dark Chant in a Crimson Key, etc.) uses superior intellect, circus tricks, karate, magic, and pretentious metaphysical folderol to foil various scourges of Western Civilization—here, the loathsome Sacra Silver, who's intent on breaking up the marriage of Mongo's brother and sister-in-law, illegally polluting the Hudson by dumping chemicals from his daddy's fleet of tankers, and making a few zillion on the side by selling parched Kuwaitis shiploads of the (contaminated) Hudson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Persuasive, straightforward, and worthy of attention in the ongoing national debate."
Crisp, clear analysis of health care—from the perspective of a businessman who applies a systems approach and focuses on the financial incentives that drive the system. Read full book review >