Search Results: "Gerald M. Oppenheimer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"A cold and revealing history of an American archetype, sure to appeal to readers whose lives have been affected by AIDS, and it might do well as required reading in medical school."
A detailed oral history of the first decades of the AIDS epidemic, told from the vantage point of the treating physician. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1992

"We can not yet, and perhaps never will, eliminate philosophy or psychology from the discussion."
``Strenuous'' is how Nobelist (Physiology or Medicine, 1972) Edelman describes the difficulties readers will encounter as they ply their way through yet another texty analysis of what it means to be a mind. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINS OF BENJAMIN HACKETT by Gerald M. O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2017

"Tackles a serious theme of forlornness with sincerity, buoyancy, and wit."
O'Connor's debut is a coming-of-age tale of an Irish teen in 1996 who, on learning he's adopted, plans to track down his birth parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"An important, culturally sensitive portrait of success, failure and atonement."
Posthumous memoir of the first African-American managing editor of the New York Times. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A lucid account of the Revolutionary War from the point of view of its most successful general."
Rhode Island journalist Carbone gives a little-known Revolutionary War leader his due in this admiring biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1999

"Absorbing, meticulously researched, limpidly written, and authoritative: should be regarded as a groundbreaking study of the remote past of Southeast Asia, and of civilization itself."
In an exhaustively researched and creatively argued reassessment of mankind's origins, British physician Oppenheimer, an expert in tropical pediatrics, contends that the now-submerged area of Southeast Asia was the cradle of ancient civilization. Read full book review >

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IN MY POCKET by Dorrith M. Sim
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Reproductions of the author's traveling papers, complete with photo, serve as a poignant reminder of the story's origins in history. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sim's first picture book powerfully universalizes a life- altering event of her childhood, the sending of German Jewish children away from their parents to the UK where they would be safe from the Nazis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 1992

"Still, Oppenheimer's familiarity with Cuban history, psychology, and culture—combined with extensive research and interviews—place his account well above standard left-bashing. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Real-life thriller about Fidel Castro vs. perestroika and glasnost; by Oppenheimer, Pulitzer-winning foreign correspondent for The Miami Herald. Read full book review >

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CRAZY RICH by Jerry Oppenheimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A gossipy, character-driven saga suggesting that the spoiled rich are their own worst enemies."
A prolific biographer of the rich and infamous, Oppenheimer (Madoff with the Money, 2009, etc.) digs into five generations of the Johnson family, "the most dysfunctional family in the Fortune 500." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1996

"Mexico watchers expect hard times to come for that country, and Oppenheimer's excellent book explains just why."
NAFTA, Zapatista guerrillas, and Wall Street form the backdrop for this fine journalistic account of Mexico's current tumult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2005

"Good stuff, lacking only a center to pull it all together."
Wide-ranging exploration of modern American b'nai mitzvah customs and practices. Read full book review >

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EXIT RIGHT by Daniel Oppenheimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Whether his subjects are viewed as champions or apostates, Oppenheimer's insightful narrative should inspire some soul-searching among political believers of every stripe."
"A political identity is always a negotiation, between what it demands and who we are," asserts freelance journalist Oppenheimer as he explores "the negotiation of specific left-wing identities…and how those negotiations fell apart." Read full book review >