Search Results: "Paul R. Epstein"


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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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 >

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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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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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 >

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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: Oct. 24, 1991

"So: what we have here, besides the venerable Ehrlich name, is an overview from their perspective, for their followers."
The Ehrlichs, best known for The Population Bomb (1970) and The Population Explosion (1990), say here that the present book was written "to fill in the rest of the picture, to explain how overconsumption and the use of faulty technologies contribute to the deterioration of the environment.'' Read full book review >

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ROOKIE DAD by Rick Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1992

"Despite an occasional lapse of good taste, Epstein's humor is engaging and his observations, though shallow, are sharp."
A lightweight but clever look at the sometimes comical, occasionally grievous, trials of modern suburban fatherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A cogent and satisfying primer on the mind of the perspicacious Gallic theorist who discerned a new form of government in America."
Essayist Epstein (Friendship, 2006, etc.) presents his take on America's most quoted, least vexing Frenchman in this latest addition to the Eminent Lives series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2010

"Baseball fans and non-fans alike will revel in this loving look at a long-gone era."
A delightful history of the "weirdness, hairiness, overall funkiness, and sheer amusement" that was America's pastime in the 1970s. Read full book review >