Search Results: "Michael F. Roizen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Honest, teen-friendly advice from trusted sources."
America's favorite doctors Roizen and Oz (You: Having a Baby, 2010, etc.) answer teens' health and life questions with friendly, nonjudgmental guidance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Important but occasionally tedious analysis of a most critical period in our history. (map; 8 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
It wasn't slavery per se but the debates about the extension of slavery into new territories and states that sent the nation careening into civil war, argues Holt (History/Univ. of Virginia) in a work that aims at a broader audience than did his The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party (1999). Read full book review >

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Assured Destruction by Michael F. Stewart
Released: March 22, 2013

"A fun, fast-paced thriller guaranteed to distract teens from Facebook for at least a little while."
The real-world consequences of a teenage hacker's online exploits threaten to bring down her familybusiness in the first book of Stewart's (Ruination, 2012, etc.) projected teen thriller series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"A well-researched, well-documented, and highly readable account."
A history of the Hamitic hypothesis, from its origins in the story of Noah's disgraced son Ham in the book of Genesis to its presence in the Rwandan genocide of recent decades. Read full book review >

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UPRIVER by Michael F. Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An unusual study, elucidating of a people and braced by both self-doubt and honesty."
An anthropologist returns to the indigenous Amazon community of Awajún to observe startling changes since the mid-1970s and examine his own scholarly methodology. Read full book review >

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FIRESTAR by Michael F. Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"A dense, vastly overstated yawner."
Part one of an ambitious near-future multivolume saga from the author of Country of the Blind (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Of evident importance to specialists, but because of its massive size and detailed emphasis on the minutiae of state and local events, inaccessible to all but the hardiest general reader."
In a massively researched survey, Holt (American History/Univ. of Virginia) painstakingly details the career of an odd political party that flourished, then vanished in the three decades before the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"A persuasively argued, though dense and occasionally pedantic treatise—will appeal to students of literature and liberal politics."
Examination of the mid-20th-century novels that reenergized the Democratic Party's staid image. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY by Michael F. Patton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 14, 2015

"A fun, clear and clever introduction to the rich history of philosophy in the Western world."
An obscure, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher takes readers down the long river of philosophy, explaining movements, theories, breakthroughs and ethics with the help of a few special guest stars. Read full book review >

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QUIET CHAOS by Sandro Veronesi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2011

"Veronesi's point, that Pietro is no crazier than anybody else in a world that has lost its bearings, is made sympathetically but at too great length."
Your wife dies suddenly. You're left with your little girl. Now what? The Italian Veronesi (The Force of the Past, 2003, etc.) explores a widower's eccentric behavior in his prize-winning eighth novel, later an art-house movie. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research."
An investigative report of the current pope's "revolution" to reform Vatican finances. Read full book review >

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AGOSTINO by Alberto Moravia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Perceptive and razor-sharp insights into the agony of adolescence."
Originally published in 1945, this novel about the loss of innocence shines in a new translation. Read full book review >