Search Results: "Peter D. Sieruta"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Though it's unlikely to reach far beyond children's-literature scholars and enthusiasts, it will offer that audience a whole lot of enjoyment and no small amount of edification. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
A chatty inside look at some of the stories that have shaped modern children's literature. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A competent history of WMDs combined with a captivating account of books and films that predicted their discovery—and then got it all wrong."
This massive but lively history of 20th-century superweapons and the media that exploited them contains no identifiable Doctor Strangelove but plenty of interesting characters. Read full book review >

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FREUD by Peter D. Kramer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"The book, while missing features useful to general readers, remains a clear and sometimes eloquent introduction to the life and thought of the world's first shrink."
A generally sympathetic treatment, though also attentive to those many occasions when Emperor Freud wore no clothes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A blunt, vivid warning."
More doom and gloom about rising sea levels. Read full book review >

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SPECTACULAR HAPPINESS by Peter D. Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2001

"The voice—measured, pensive, soft-spoken, self-deprecating, lightly ironic, quizzically humane—recalls the early Walker Percy. Just think what Binx Bolling might have made of himself if he'd quit going to the movies and started blowing up his neighbors' houses instead. "
This debut fiction from psychiatrist Kramer (Listening to Prozac, 1993; Should You Leave?, 1997) is a love letter a fond father writes to his long-estranged son while he waits for the FBI to gather evidence that will convict him of a series of terrorist bombings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1997

"Beautifully illustrating the passion, curiosity, intellect, and sensitivity therapists bring to their work, Kramer has produced a tour de force, a book of non-advice more illuminating than any how-to could ever be."
Not only is this a stunning and moving look at the many- layered complexities of intimacy, it is also a neat literary trick. Read full book review >

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ORDINARILY WELL by Peter D. Kramer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Written with the compassion, verve, and style that are the author's trademark, this book offers an invaluable overview on the state of treatment and the options available."
The 1993 publication of Kramer's Listening to Prozac set off a controversy about the use of mind-altering drugs in the treatment of mental illness that has still to be resolved, a situation the author finds deplorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2016

"Students of American history will appreciate the detail and the thoroughness of this account of what Churchill called the 'first world war.'"
MacLeod (The Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years' War, 2012, etc.) uses diaries, letters, and other personal accounts to demonstrate the effects of the pivotal battle of the Seven Years' War, showing how it resounded throughout the Western world for years.Read full book review >

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ASSIMILATION, AMERICAN STYLE by Peter D. Salins
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 1997

"While Salins's argument is essentially a conservative one, his book is pragmatic and solid, and should convince many of the value and continuing importance of assimilation."
A thorough and convincing examination of assimilation in America: how it worked in the past, why it is necessary for the survival of the nation, and what to do about the recent and ominous assault on it. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF IBIS by Peter D. Boas
Released: May 12, 2009

"The story of a life under the radar that will enthrall memoir fans and '70s history buffs."
An inside glimpse at counterculture life in the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1991

"Kirkpatrick and Abrahams tell their story with cinematic precision (film rights have already been sold), using the lush, exotic landscape as the perfect background for their suspenseful, moonlit tale. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
From journalist Kirkpatrick (A Cast of Killers, 1986) and novelist Abrahams (Pressure Drop, 1989, etc.) comes a crisply narrated story of how an American college professor took on one of the world's biggest drug-smugglers in a scenic Bahamian resort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2003

"Far from cheerful, but fascinating."
Geologist Ward and astronomer Brownlee combine disciplines to tell us how the world will end. Read full book review >