Search Results: "Marvin Cetron"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 1997

"It would be nice if everything worked out as the authors hope; but the prudent traveler into the future will be prepared to abandon his luggage more than once on the way to the year 2020. (Author tour)"
Here's the latest effort by two science writers who've made a career of forecasting the future of science and technology. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"Backed by only cursory analysis and little documentation, Cetron and Davies's guesses—sometimes thrilling, sometimes chilling—are, in the end, only as good as anyone's."
Not wholly convincing predictions of how the globe will coalesce into the ``New World Order,'' in which nations will ``cede sovereignty for the global good,'' resulting in interlocked trade for North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim, and likely starvation for those Third World nations with nothing left to sell. Read full book review >

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SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS by Marvin Terban
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nonetheless, this unusual work will intrigue children and may whet their appetites for other explorations of language. (b&w illustrations, indexes) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Explanations of the meaning and derivation (where known) of over 600 common expressions (``chew the fat,'' ``mad as a wet hen,'' ``straighten up and fly right,'' etc.). Read full book review >

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RENEWING AMERICAN COMPASSION by Marvin Olasky
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1996

"A useful but not profound contribution to the current debate."
Only the deserving poor should be helped, argues Olasky (Journalism/Univ. of Texas), as he makes the case for a return to 19th-century welfare strategies and ``traditional American values.'' When President Franklin Pierce in 1854 vetoed mental health legislation inspired by Dorothea Dix's impassioned pleas, he argued that even worthwhile appropriations would push the federal government down a slippery slope and that ``the foundations of charity will be dried up at home.'' For Olasky this event exemplifies the contrast between the true American values of neighborly charity noted by de Tocqueville and the very different movement toward federal welfare that triumphed in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Stinging often lyrical, Kalb excoriates those who have diminished the profession he loves."
A veteran journalist examines the behavior of the press during the initial days of the Lewinsky scandal—and finds much to condemn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Kalb presents the story of Nixon's rehabilitation as great and appalling copy, and gives the reader an illuminating peek into some of the darker recesses of the world inside the Beltway."
The distinguished former foreign correspondent for CBS and NBC news looks wryly and critically at a 1992 foray into foreign policy by Richard Nixon—and along the way, shows how politicians and press pundits manipulate one another to shape political consensus. Read full book review >

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FANTASTIQUE by Marvin Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"A fine performance by Kaye—the most ambitious and possibly the best of his dozen solo novels."
Kaye's previous credits cover a range from sf (Wintermind, 1982, with Parke Godwin) and mystery (The Soap Opera Slaughters, 1982) to sheer whimsy; his latest is probably best described as a thriller with parapsychological underpinnings. Read full book review >

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The Transformation of Adam Higgins by Marvin Amazon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2013

"Piques curiosity for the next installment, but too much detail stalls the action."
The wrath of deep-space gods imperils human existence in this fantasy sequel. Read full book review >

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The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"An often involving but ultimately uneven sci-fi tale."
A sci-fi novel about the pressures of motherhood that transforms into an action thriller about an alien invasion. Read full book review >