Search Results: "Margaret I. Cuomo"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A harsh view of current efforts to battle cancer, certain to alarm patients and anger many researchers and clinicians."
Despite recent advances in the understanding of cancer at the molecular level, a radiologist argues that the war on cancer as presently waged is unwinnable. Read full book review >

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MOON DANCER by Margaret I. Rostkowski
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite those shortcomings, the book has a fresh and well- realized setting, and a sensitively handled romance between Max and Mira (no doubt about Mira's motivation there), and a spunky girl with strengths and interests of her own. (Fiction. 12+)"
Mira, 15, and older sister Jenny accompany their cousin Emily and her friend Max on a backpacking trip through a Utah canyon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"An odd mix of true crime and family history, but masterfully blended together. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A wonderfully absorbing look at the lives and careers of two very different cops who happen to be cousins: one a former New York City detective, the other a longtime firearms specialist and chief of a Suffolk County crime-scene outfit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIAL BY WATER by George Cuomo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Readers hungry for a strong plot with credible characters and settings should fall upon Cuomo's novel and devour it."
Ten years after his last novel (Family Honor, 1983), Cuomo makes a welcome return with this meaty small-town suspense story that adroitly encompasses family solidarity, class tensions, and teenage culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cycles of Intuition by I. Kostika
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2015

"A business fable uses transition in a family-run company as a catalyst for analysis and insight."
A father and son evaluate the operations of their family business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 1994

"Perhaps Cuomo's future campaign committee will buy and distribute this book; it has little other purpose."
An odd, self-serving mix—part New York handbook, part explanation of recent state initiatives, part future campaign manifesto—from New York's governor (Diaries of Mario M. Cuomo, 1984). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY LINCOLN MATTERS by Mario M. Cuomo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"Lively, Lefty, and—at times—laughable."
A former New York governor employs a sort of what-would-Jesus-do approach to viewing contemporary political issues through the eyes of Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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LEGAL BASES: BASEBALL AND THE LAW by Roger I. Abrams
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1998

"Interesting and illustrative, this is a book every thinking sports fan should read. (10 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A prominent sports-law professor (Rutgers Univ.) and baseball-salary arbitrator explains the obvious and not-so-obvious reasons why baseball players and team owners seem to spend more time arguing before judges than before field umpires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND REDEMPTION by Richard I. Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"A solid, entertaining political thriller, but readers should start with the prequel."
A mild-mannered chiropractor must solve the mystery of his brother's disappearance and unravel a vast government conspiracy in Levine's sequel to Eye of the Redeemer (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2001

"On firmer ground than John Cornwell's error-plagued Hitler's Pope, and far better written, Kertzer's study is nonetheless likely to be challenged."
A careful examination of the role of the Catholic Church in persecution, pogroms, and, eventually, the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2009

"Readers who persevere may find this intense mixture of science and psychoanalysis to their liking."
Odd, often difficult but mostly engrossing account of Carl Jung's treatment of physicist Wolfgang Pauli and their search for symbols that reveal universal secrets. Read full book review >