Search Results: "Paul A. Ruggieri"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Top-shelf instruction on the mechanics of the medical economy.
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Surgeon Ruggieri (Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated…Life Behind the O.R. Doors, 2012) tutors readers on the economic forces that make the surgical theater tick.
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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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The Whispers of Dead Elms by Paul A. Jereczek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2015

"At its best when examining John's history, while the author smartly underplays the murder plot."
A young man's summer vacation on his grandparents' farm brings to light a 54-year-old, unsolved murder—and maybe the murderer as well—in Jereczek's debut thriller. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Unimaginatively reductionist."
Cantor (English/Univ. of Virginia) turns a semi-serious series of lectures on contemporary television into a more comprehensive volume. 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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1991

"Informed by court records and extensive personal interviews, a welcome contribution to the growing literature on child abuse."
From an attorney who specializes in defending children who kill parents, case studies that show how years of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse—sometimes all three—always provide the motive for these crimes. Read full book review >