Search Results: "Joseph D. Beasley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A disheartening look at the hazards to health we all face, and an urgent appeal to the medical community—and to the individual—to take action to deal with this sea of troubles."
An argument for a systems-approach to health that looks at ``the full spectrum of ills that are afflicting our planet, from the destruction of the seas and rain forests to the compromising of the human immune system.'' Beasley is director of Bard College Center's Institute of Health Policy and Practice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A tough and refreshingly unsentimental overview of what is essentially the end of the American Mafia."
The man who went undercover as Donnie Brasco acts as tour guide to the downfall of the New York Mafia: a long-coming event he was instrumental in bringing about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SACRED BAND by Joseph D. Carriker Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"An engaging story that punches, kicks, and takes flight, just like its heroes."
Carriker evokes comic-book action and disturbing current events in this debut novel.
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BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1980

"Not for serious sf folk, and no substantial nutrition for anybody—but a serviceable enough bedside anthology for those who get a yen for just a taste of something silly or tricky before going to sleep."
One hundred miniature sf short stories, most of them too gimmicky to induce more than a shrug—but a few old pros do provide some mini-pleasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1981

"One misses the lighter British touch here, perhaps (and the one Michael Gilbert piece is disappointing), but mystery readers who like a light five-minute read just before bed (or between bus stops) will find this a solid source of mild mini-pleasures."
A generous collection of "short-shorts"—crime stories whose brevity (2000 words or less) is often their major attraction; most of the plot twists here are familiar, but there's no time for the belaboring or padding that afflict so many of the longer mystery-magazine stories. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One strange afternoon, 10-year-old Micah Tuttle finds out that magic is real. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Missing here is the firm hand of an editor that might have shaped a verbose and rather shapeless narrative into a compelling story, for the facts of the matter deserve a better telling."
A story of racism, injustice, corruption and greed run rampant in 1930s Georgia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A concise book that shines a light on some largely forgotten history."
A series of fascinating footnotes to the story of American communism, civil rights, and Richard Wright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROBBER AND ME by Joseph Holub
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is a sophisticated read, for those who like to escape to times past and lands far away, with a translator's note to provide context. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-14)"
It's hard to ask for more than this: an old-fashioned story that starts with an orphan, includes a mystery, and ends happily. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE & BLUE by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An original, highly engaging story about the power of friendship, family curses and blessings—and what it means to be a hero. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
Two friends, both seemingly cursed, join forces to alter their destinies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"Uneven but humane and informative."
Former American Scholar editor and award-winning poet Beasley's debut memoir is a fascinating—though at times disjointed—account of living with severe allergies. Read full book review >