Search Results: "Paul R. Abramson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Sure to spark intense debate among those concerned with the study of human sexuality."
A fresh and theoretically enticing approach to the study of human sexuality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"Revealing glimpses, sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling, of a world where spirits are accepted as a part of everyday life."
An American doctor who served as a government psychiatrist for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health draws on his clinical experiences to create a beguiling account of culture shock in a hospital setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"Although academic and largely unspecific, the book offers much fodder for the running debate about America's role in the world."
Understanding the naïve, distorted prism through which the United States views the rest of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2011

"A harrowing look at the road ahead that should urge immediate, proactive change."
A comprehensive read on climate change, its environmental and health impacts and the actions that can be taken against it—as seen through a health professional's eyes. Read full book review >

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UNSAID by Neil Abramson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Readers will either adore or despise this combination of animal-rights zealotry and love-conquers-all spirituality."
The premise in lawyer and animal-rights activist Abramson's first novel—about a recently deceased veterinarian keeping her eye on the humans and animals she's left behind—is that the "consciousness" of all living beings must be respected equally. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 1995

"Nonetheless, this meticulous and well-rendered treatise draws history onto important ground—tracking the influence of a single, powerful symbol in an age when political power came to reside increasingly in media spectacle."
A look at the turns JFK's legacy has taken since his death, and at how his and brother Robert's ghosts have haunted both Republican and Democratic successors. Read full book review >

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572183 IS A PRIME NUMBER by Paul R. Gardner
Released: March 29, 2011

"The characters need more electricity to make this thriller explode."
Two suburban families may have inadvertently helped terrorists smuggle an atomic bomb into the United States in Gardner's thriller. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE OF FAR: STORIES by Paul R. Lilly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2014

"Thoughtful, well-observed, haunting—a great debut collection."
In this strong collection of short stories tinged with uneasiness, regret or loss, characters grapple with making sense of things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A thoroughly documented, cogently argued work by an author with vast personal experience of his topic, but perhaps too wide-ranging to be effectively pulled together into a single volume."
A career intelligence officer reflects on the uses and abuses of intelligence and the agencies that gather it. Read full book review >

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SHADOW GIRL by Deb Abramson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"The memoir as reduced to recitals of dysfunction."
A competently written, unremarkable coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >

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POSTMORTEM by Jeffrey Abramson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1996

"A small contribution to understanding an overblown story."
A collection of essays on this season's ``trial of the century,'' edited by lawyer Abramson (Politics/Brandeis Univ.; We the Jury, 1994). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Despite the surprisingly short shrift given to the Menendez trial, a terrific introduction to criminal defense by a master practitioner. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 150,000)"
Erik Menendez's defense attorney proves why she's one of the best in the business. Read full book review >