Search Results: "Martha Herbert"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"An important book with broader implications than its specific subject."
A neurologist breaks with professional orthodoxy to shed new light on the diagnosis and treatment of autism. Read full book review >

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SHADOW DANCERS by Herbert Lieberman
Released: June 7, 1989

A psycho-killer-stalks-Manhattan novel that recycles the middle-aged cop-hero and high-impact prose of Lieberman's best (Nightbloom, 1984) but that generates only the modest thrills of his The Green Train (1986) or Night Call from a Distant Time Zone (1982). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Western Civilization,'' and unlikely to appeal to general readers, but very useful, nonetheless, for serious students who really want to know what those twenty-dollar words mean. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Best-known for his exposÇs of conditions in inner-city schools, Kohl pursues educational reform at a different level with this dictionary of important terms in the arts, philosophy, logic, critical thinking, linguistics, and the social sciences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Hendin's own arguments against euthanasia and assisted suicide are not new, but his revelations about the Dutch experience are a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate."
Should the US follow the Dutch model of legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide? Read full book review >

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THE SUPERLATIVE MAN by Herbert Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Intended as a commentary on heroism and hero-worship, this arch narrative lacks the wit (or camp) to transcend its tired generic conventions."
A peculiar first novel that reads like a rejected scenario for a Superman adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1994

"Light and lively fare—containing just enough facts to satisfy."
A bright, breezy, and opinionated look at how the Food and Drug Administration has handled and mishandled its job in the past decade. Read full book review >

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WRITER IN RESIDENCE by Herbert Burkholz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"It's likely, though, that readers of this first volume will want to read the next."
First novel in what the author intends to be a trilogy focusing in an inventive, obsessive way on an American writer who lives for decades on the Spanish island of Ibiza and then returns to the US. Read full book review >

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BROKEN GLASS AND OTHER STORIES by Herbert Spohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2006

"An affecting and memorable volume."
Luminous collection of short fiction culled from the author's experiences as a World War II veteran and psychoanalyst. Read full book review >

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MURDER WITH FRIED CHICKEN AND WAFFLES by A.L. Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"This first in a planned series, complete with recipes, is funny and refreshingly straightforward."
A restaurant owner puts her cooking aside long enough to do some sleuthing. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF SLEATH by James Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Familiar stuff, working toward Sleath's invasion by a flesh- mist, but page by page Herbert grips by anchoring us into his skeptical psychic investigator."
For his 17th horror novel, Herbert goes back to Haunted (1989) to recover his footing after some weaker tries to scare the reader. Read full book review >

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Who We Are by Herbert Spohn
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A fine collection of poems that's quietly cumulative in its power."
A collection of spare, blunt and often dark existentialist free verse. Read full book review >