Search Results: "M.D. Prothrow-Stith"


BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY CONSEQUENCES by M.D. Prothrow-Stith
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1991

"A comprehensive and seemingly workable blueprint—and Prothrow-Stith seems enough of a powerhouse to get her message to those in positions to act on it. (For another, more profound look at male violence, see Myriam Miedzian's Boys Will Be Boys, reviewed above.)"
``As the former public health commissioner of Massachusetts, as a physician, as a parent, as a black American, and as an inner- city resident,'' Prothrow-Stith, now assistant dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, brings impressive credentials to the writing of this book—and to the sensible array of solutions she offers to the growing problem of homicide as the leading cause of death among young American men. Read full book review >

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CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M.D. by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

A ``First Book'' that introduces the pioneer behind the Red Cross Blood Bank. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"After reading this absorbing autobiography, readers will too. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Just what one would expect from the no-nonsense Elders: an unvarnished account that tells as much about our society as about her remarkable life. Read full book review >

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A GENERAL THEORY OF LOVE by M.D. Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Eloquent writing gives weight to a simple, albeit New Age-ish message: feelings count more than intellect in fashioning a healthy psyche. (Charts and illustrations, most not seen) (Author tour)"
An engrossing argument that emotion plays a profound and perhaps prevailing role in a human being's ability to develop and find happiness. Read full book review >

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RECKONING INFINITY by John E. Stith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"A taut, solidly developed adventure with well-handled character interactions: Though Stith dodges all the really tough alien-contact question, this is his best outing so far."
Alien-contact yarn from the author of Reunion on Neverend (1994), etc. Ironically, the part-bionic Lieutenant Commander Alis Mary Nussem and the man she blames for the accident in which her original body was damaged, scientist Karl Stanton, end up on the same ship near Pluto when a body the size of a small moon hurtles into the solar system. Read full book review >

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PROTOTYPE by M.D. Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2014

"A good run at constructing an out-of-the-ordinary romance that never quite succeeds."
The sequel to Waters' dystopian Archetype (2014) is set in a world where women are in scarce supply and cloning has a creepy, but increasingly important, role in society. Read full book review >

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ANGEL DANCE by M.D. Grayson
Released: March 9, 2012

"With two more books in the works and a cast of interesting characters awaiting development, this author is worth watching."
A PI operates his firm with a tattooed female partner in this Pacific Northwest noir. Read full book review >

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CITY OF ONE by M.D. Cournos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"Inspiring, insightful, and thoroughly engaging, offering hope and awareness to all who have experienced pivotal losses. (Author tour)"
A poignant, affecting memoir of growing up orphaned and its injurious impact on adulthood. Read full book review >

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THE SCLERODERMA BOOK by M.D. Mayes
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A sound resource, both informative and practical."
A little understood disorder, scleroderma is a particularly thorny medical problem: neither cause nor cure is known, and the disease presents in multiple guises. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Like Barbara Kirwin's The Mad, The Bad, and The Innocent, this book focuses too much on the analyst. (Author tour)"
A psychiatrist who meets the criminally insane tells all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"An exceptionally clear explanation of the nature of scientific evidence, and a powerful plea for broader public understanding of it."
A well-crafted demonstration of how differently the law, the public, and science regard evidence, using the breast implant controversy as a case in point. Read full book review >