Search Results: "Jordan Smoller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"An informative overview of research in neuroscience that provides a scientific foundation for understanding mental disorders."
Smoller (Psychiatry and Epidemiology/Harvard Univ.; co-author: Psychiatric Genetics, 2008) suggests that "[l]ike the purloined letter of Poe's tale, many of the most fundamental features of the normal mind have been hidden in plain sight." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JORDAN by Mitchell Krugel
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Includes a handy listing of Jordan statistics and records, and some interesting basketball lore and history; but there's really little new here. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Yet another book about the ``retired'' basketball superstar, this one with passages written as if by Jordan, from ``Michael's perspective,'' though not in his ``exact words.'' Krugel, a sportswriter for the Hammond (Ill.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING JORDAN by Heidi W. Boehringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A first novel as testimony to a mother's hell—without transcendence."
Motherhood sinks to an all-time low in Boehringer's bleak debut, set in the soulless suburbs of South Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Hussein's legacy, Shlaim holds, is 'the possibility, at least, of peace in the Middle East,' toward which he contributed a share—indeed, a lion's share. A worthy biography."
A comprehensive, highly readable life of the well-known but much-overlooked Middle Eastern leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSING THE JORDAN by Samuel Segev
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Still, he has uncovered an enormous amount of fascinating information, and has written a book on seminal years in Israeli and Middle Eastern history designed for those who like their diplomatic history thick, rich, colorful, and nuanced."
A detailed account of the highly circuitous, incomplete Israeli journey toward a modus vivendi, and possibly a long-term settlement, with the Palestinians and a full-fledged peace with Jordan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2002

"A chilling account."
From journalist Toth (Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, etc.), a disturbing story of a 14-year-old boy who axed to death his foster mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN by Dana Canedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"A gut-wrenching memoir of love unexpectedly eviscerated."
In spare, poignant prose, New York Times assistant national news editor Canedy bares the human cost of the Iraq war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR BOYS NAMED JORDAN by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Required reading for prospective parents. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What price faddish baby-naming? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSING OVER JORDAN by Linda Beatrice Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Confusing and oppressive."
A well-intentioned novel about how the psychic scars of slavery manifest themselves through generations of African-American women. Read full book review >