Search Results: "James B. McClintock"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Entertaining natural history."
A richly informative memoir from a veteran scientist who has devoted his career to Antarctica. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Enjoyable reading for sport fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts who can look past any issues regarding cruelty to animals."
Personal and professional lives come together for McClintock (Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land, 2012), an Antarctic marine biologist and passionate sport fisherman.Read full book review >

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ANIMAL FABLES FROM AESOP by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A delight. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Nine of the more familiar fables in gracefully phrased, slightly expanded versions that incorporate the morals in their amusing dialogue. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Useful reading for investors, inventors, and students of technological history."
A solid history of a technological gold rush, as narrated by an early prospector. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"An imperative analysis that begs for discussion by industry watchdogs and consumers alike."
A succinct, disturbing report on the prevalence of malpractice in modern medicine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Thus, we—re left to guess about his psychotic motives and thought processes."
The shocking story of Dr. Michael Swango, who, despite being a convicted felon suspected of murdering dozens of his patients, was allowed to practice medicine. Read full book review >

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I LIKE IT BETTER NOW by James B. Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Despite some implausibilities and flat spots: a jazzy aria redolent of life in contemporary America."
Fifteen stories from Hall (Music from a Broken Piano, 1983, etc.)—gritty, hard-luck pieces about disappointment told in a variety of voices. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A splendid addition to any Civil War library."
A brilliant account of the doomed effort to end the Civil War through diplomacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Shame on Twitchell for this diatribe disguised as cultural critique."
``I prefer polemic to precision,'' notes Twitchell (Adcult USA, 1996). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"Like advertising's favorite medium, TV, Adcult rivets attention powerfully, even brilliantly, but edifies little. (181 illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
A virtuosic survey of advertising in America, this book is a romp through the land where you (and your wallet) are the most desirable, sought-after creature in the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1999

"Racing from one datum to the next, Twitchell concludes that we get the material culture we deserve—in our case, a culture of abundant junk."
A pop-science, impressionistic examination of the American lust for all things material. Read full book review >

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DEN OF THIEVES by James B. Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1991

"A sorry and cautionary tale of world-class scofflaws, brilliantly reported by a savvy journalist with a sure sense of right and wrong."
A damningly detailed rundown on the predatory conspirators whose willful violations of securities law and ethical standards gave Wall Street a deservedly bad name during the takeover frenzy of the 1980's. Read full book review >