Search Results: "Harriet A. Washington"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Conclusion: an unproven but undoubtedly provocative case. Expect dissent and discussion."
A pitch for infections as a major cause of mental illness, arguing for a paradigm shift from mainstream psychiatric doctrine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A gripping, revelatory account."
A searing look at the medical-industrial complex and its ability to patent genes and other biological products, resulting in an opportunistic and powerful pharmaceutical industry that often ignores the most pressing global-health issues in order to make a profit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Sweeping and powerful."
Medical ethicist and journalist Washington details the abusive medical practices to which African-Americans have been subjected. Read full book review >

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COME SEPTEMBER by Harriet A. Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sometimes-saccharine but positive collection of personal and imagined accounts."
A woman charts her own life's journey and provides an account of the African-American experience through a kaleidoscope of nonfiction essays and fictionalized vignettes. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"A well-written, inspirational, uplifting book with spiritual overtones that should spur readers to achieve better things in life."
Advice for succeeding in life, packaged in an easily digestible format. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"For a picture of strict belief in class distinctions and the stupidity of the fools who accede to the good of the whole, please step this way. For anyone else, take a pass."
As the great-nephew of the first president, Washington writes about a forgotten book he claims molded the Founding Father's personality: H. de Luzancy's A Panegyrick to the Memory of His Grace Frederick, Late Duke of Schonberg (1690). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A plain history that doesn't take up the social and intellectual issues that drew so many to Theosophy and continue to draw people to its descendant—the New Age movement. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
With healthy skepticism and heavy-handed irony, Washington chronicles the tortuous history of the Theosophic movement. Read full book review >

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IRON HOUSE by Jerome Washington
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"Righteous anger, pointed questioning, and a plaintive voice that cannot be denied—but a far cry from the rage and fury of the best prison writing."
Vignettes of prison life, as told from inside the ``big house.'' Washington, who spent 16 years in federal jails after being convicted of murder (he claimed self-defense), serves an anedcotal smorgasbord of prison life and people. Read full book review >

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THE EXILE by Craig Washington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A worthy twisting of fantasy and history."
A masterful melding of fantasy, history, thriller and full-throttle action. Read full book review >

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BLACK JUDGES ON JUSTICE by Linn Washington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"This is an uneven but insightful series of observations that, though generally liberal, covers the political and geographic spectrum."
Washington, executive editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, conducted these interviews of black judges with the conviction that they would have an important and unique point of view of the judicial system. ``Teach'' vies with ``justice'' for the honor of most-used word in the book. Read full book review >