Search Results: "Paul A. Offit"


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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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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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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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FISHNET by Paul A. Toth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Second-timer Toth (Fizz, 2003) tries for a metaphysical leap into contemporary ennui, but his prose is so choked in metaphor that the slender novel feels denser than it is, stoically literary but fairly unreadable. A self-conscious work offering little pleasure, much stylistic angst."
A writerly, claustrophobic story about the collapse of a California marriage. Read full book review >

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STORM ON THE HORIZON by Paul A Winters
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A sleek sci-fi novel packed to the brim with rewarding surprises."
This charged sci-fi debut finds the U.S. military desperate to outmaneuver a strange, violent force of alien invaders in the American Southwest. Read full book review >

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IN HARM'S WAY by Paul A. Breeze
Released: July 1, 1995

"Breeze's clichÇ-free style promises even richer harvests ahead."
Realistic first novel by a British chemist and bio-researcher now turned to suspense fiction, specifically a medical detective thriller. Read full book review >

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MEMOIR OF THE BOOKIE'S SON by Sidney Offit
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 1995

"A son's personal recollection that may strike a chord for others."
A journeyman author recounts his coming of age under the guidance of an admirable outlaw father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 1993

"Impressive and meticulously documented: an essential chronicle for all who would understand the bitter reality of AIDS in America today."
An insider's detailed view of the desperate measures taken by those suffering from AIDS to find an effective treatment; by ex- Hollywood whiz-kid Sergios, who became a driving force in the AIDS underground after testing HIV-positive. Read full book review >