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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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: 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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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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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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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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THE RASHERHOUSE by Paul A. Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

A well-intentioned but heavy-handed first novel about an Irish women's prison, where inhumane conditions turn a teenage mother from a petty thief into a heroine addict. 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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Fast Money and French Ladies by Paul A. Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2015

"An enjoyable novel based on a piece of recent economic history."
A fictional account of the Greek financial crisis. Read full book review >

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Betrayal in Europe by Paul A. Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"An intriguing, historically grounded imagining of behind-the scenes machinations during a crucial moment in European history."
Myers' (Greek Bonds and French Ladies, 2013) historical novel explores Parisian politics on the eve of the Second World War.Read full book review >