Search Results: "Michael A. Hiltzik"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1991

"Sympathetic and sensitive reporting, as well as an astute commentary on the problems of maintaining an independent judicial system in a one-party state. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The death of Julie Ward in a Kenyan game park made headlines around the world in 1989, and her murderers have yet to be tried. Read full book review >

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THE NEW DEAL by Michael Hiltzik
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A timely, well-executed overview of the program that laid the foundation for the modern progressive state."
A sweeping, lively survey of the Roosevelt administration's efforts to restart the American economy nearly 80 years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Highly recommended."
In the late 1960s, Xerox founded a research center at Palo Alto, Calif. In time, that facility, known as PARC, became ground zero of the computer revolution, as recounted here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fascinating biography of a physicist who transformed how science is done."
Europe's Large Hadron Collider cost more than $10 billion, paid for by a consortium of nations. Its success owes much to charismatic physicist Ernest Lawrence (1901-1958), who invented the cyclotron, the Collider's ancestor. Read full book review >

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HARRY S. TRUMAN by Michael A. Schuman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"With few biographies of Truman available, this is an accessible, on-target entry. (b&w photos, not seen, notes, chronology, further reading, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Workmanlike but involving, this well-organized and fact-rich biography in the United States Presidents series gives readers a balanced assessment of the 33rd President. Read full book review >

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THE INHERITORS by Michael A. Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2000

"Strictly for fans."
The Inheritors ($25.95; Mar. 13; 384 pp.; 0-312-86639-9): This third helping of the Jeremiah saga finds the evil genius whom Smith (Jeremiah, 1997; New America, 1999) unleashed upon the world two installments back now approaching the end and looking for ways to perpetuate his work after he's gone. Read full book review >

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"A uniquely effective story of crime-fighting kids."
Carestio's children's mystery/adventure successfully updates the classic kids-solving-mysteries genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Still, Sells's well-written, impassioned, and informed book represents a deepening of the ongoing discourse about the collapse of Yugoslavia."
A penetrating argument that the heady mix of religion and modern nationalism are at the heart of the Bosnian catastrophe. Read full book review >

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CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT by Michael A. Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"In a switch from his police procedurals (Sacrificial Offerings, 2012, etc.), Black presents a promising but unexceptional thriller that draws on his years of police experience. It's slow to get going but builds to an exciting climax."
A military officer is willing to do whatever it takes to get the promotion so far denied him. Read full book review >

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THE OCCUPIERS by Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A valuable view of the explosive movement that gave voice to outrage over our new gilded age."
Sociology doctoral student Gould-Wartofsky debuts with an inside look at the "new, new Left" that emerged when fewer than 2,000 people seized New York City's Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street, in 2011, sparking similar protest rallies against the wealthiest "1 Percent" in some 1,500 towns and cities. Read full book review >

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THE FLINCH FACTOR by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"The tale sags as it lumbers toward its foreordained conclusion, but it's all worth it to hear Judge Flinch tell a witness who's taking the Fifth: 'You're plenty incriminated already.'"
Back from a 10-year sabbatical, ebullient St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold (Trophy Widow, 2002, etc.) is faced with a Frankenstein civil suit that just won't be settled. Read full book review >