Search Results: "Joseph LeDoux"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

A lucid, accessible explanation of what recent research on the brain has revealed about the nature and origins of emotion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"While the general reader may find portions of the text challenging, LeDoux offers a fascinating view into that 'most unaccountable of machinery,' the human brain."
The author of The Emotional Brain (1996) elaborates on the theory that the particular patterns of synaptic connections in our brain provide the keys to who we are. Read full book review >

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ANXIOUS by Joseph LeDoux
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2015

"Not turgid enough for academia or lucid enough to be quality popular science, the book is a dense, detailed, often stimulating review of how the brain processes external threats."
This is no self-help book but rather a rigorous scientific analysis of brain function, heavy on research and theory. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RULERS OF THE PLAYGROUND by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Winning satire for the jungle-gym set. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two children vie for playground domination. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1973

"Nothing if not readable which is enough for his constituency."
A slight change from his two similar New Centurion-Blue Knight novels — a burly story of crime and punishment in which, dead or alive, all are victims of the same slugs with which two sociopaths kill one policeman but leave his partner to face another kind of destruction. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE POND by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Glints of potential elevate an otherwise derivative, digitally composed debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ernest D. transcends the ordinary by diving deep into his pond, encountering fantastic scenes that ultimately enhance his appreciation of home. Read full book review >

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FLOWERS IN THE SKY by Lynn Joseph
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Though imperfect, this story is a tale that needs to be told, its quiet, unflinching portrayal of a girl struggling to grow up in less-than-perfect circumstances an important one. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A coming-of-age story chronicles the challenges of moving to a new land. Read full book review >