Search Results: "Paul A. Offit"


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BAD FAITH by Paul A. Offit
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"A thought-provoking discussion of the conflict between society's right to protect all children and the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom."
"Every year, tens of thousands of Americans refuse medical care for their children in the name of God," writes Offit (Vaccinology and Pediatrics/Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Do You Believe in Magic: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine, 2013, etc.) in this exposé. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A much-needed book with solid evidence—deserves all the publicity it can get."
Offit (Vaccinology and Pediatrics/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure, 2008, etc.) takes aim at the anti-vaccine movement in America and scores a bull's-eye. Read full book review >

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PANDORA'S LAB by Paul A. Offit
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Another rousing, pull-no-punches piece from a physician set on educating the public about the fallibility of scientists."
Tales of scientific errors whose unintended consequences have been disastrous. Read full book review >

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? by Paul A. Offit
NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2013

"A rousing good read, strong on human interest and filled with appalling and amazing data."
A pull-no-punches attack on the hucksterism of alternative medicine and an exposé of the federal government's failure to regulate the vitamin and supplement industry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"Makes a strong case that people get more excited by miraculous cures than by vaccines that save unseen multitudes by preventing disease in the first place."
Comprehensive biography of the self-effacing, amazingly productive scientist who developed vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis A and B, pneumococcus, meningococcus and Haemophilus influenzae type b (HiB—a child killer). Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

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PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

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A Farewell in Paris by Paul A. Myers
Released: Nov. 28, 2012

"A historical novel that's more interested in famous names than emotional resonance."
In Myers' (Paris 1935: Destiny's Crossroads, 2011, etc.) latest novel, a veteran literary agent makes his way through the literary scene of interwar Paris. Read full book review >