Search Results: "Michael D. Sheimo"


BOOK REVIEW

Alcan Heavy Biker by Michael D. Sheimo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2014

"A road trip that doesn't feel dangerous or realistic enough to become a fully engaging adventure."
Nonfiction author Sheimo's (Stock Market Rules, 2012, etc.) first novel tracks a traveler's motorcycle journey from Alaska to Minnesota on the treacherous Alcan Highway in the summer of 1970. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"Move over, Nancy Drew! (diagrams) (Mystery. 10-14)"
Clad in their red high-school blazers, three friends become amateur sleuths who decipher an intricate puzzle leading to the priceless Ring of Rocamadour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FATHER IMMORTAL by Michael D. Weaver
Released: Feb. 22, 1989

Ludricrous post-nuclear yarn, space orphans and fireproof mutants in search of a plot, from the author of Mercedes Nights (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Lots to think about—not the least of which is why we don't have a sensible government policy that would allow both private and public science to proceed with sensible caution and controls."
The CEO of Advanced Cell Technology, the Massachusetts firm that began human cloning experiments in 2001 to generate embryonic stem cells, gives a passionate account of his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMP by Michael D. Eisner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"A well-told story of the raw ingredients of growing up, free of bluster but full of brio. (Eight-page photo insert, not seen)"
A valentine to summer camp from recently deposed Disney CEO Eisner, who makes it clear why the camp reverberates for him to this very day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Immensely informative—and lots of fun. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen)"
A reader-friendly survey of the current state of astrophysics and cosmology, weaving together up-to-the-minute observations, the most recent theories, and profiles of the major figures in the field—along with enough rudimentary background to make it all comprehensible to an intelligent lay reader willing to invest some effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

"An able spokesman for the poor and chronically ill, those whose voices he believes are seldom heard in the debate over health policy in this country, he has given us stories to remind us that abstract policies affect individuals who could be us or those we love."
Using his patients' personal stories to illustrate dramatically how medical care once worked and how it works today, a concerned and caring physician makes clear just why he fears the current system has a very poor prognosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEW RECRUIT by Michael D. Beil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A suspenseful series opener with an admirably heroic protagonist. (Thriller. 9-13)"
Do you always do the right thing? Do you have what it takes to become an Agent of the Glass? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN GOOD KIDS KILL by Michael D. Kelleher
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Voyeurism takes the reins over insight into 'good kids' who murder; sadly, we are no better off than when we began in understanding the 'why.'"
Here's a report that could be a handbook for programmers of afternoon talk shows: "Teens Who Murder Their Parents," "Mothers Who Kill Their Newborns." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NATIVE'S TONGUE by Michael D. Dennis
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A memorable tale with direct, sincere characters, though readers may want to brace themselves for a cheerless experience."
Dennis' debut is a dark drama about a Los Angeles man's apparent indecision between a rich older woman and a young girl, which leads to a tragic event and someone in prison. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A rewarding account of two scientists who not only made great discoveries but enjoyed world recognition during their long, eventful lives."
Richly detailed biography of the man who discovered the planet Uranus and partnered with his sister to lay the foundations of modern astronomy. Read full book review >