Search Results: "Peter I. Bosco"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR OF 1812 by Peter I. Bosco
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Notes; important dates; glossary; further reading; bibliography; and a poor-quality index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Opening with the stirring battle between the British frigate Macedonian and the United States, Bosco goes back to explain the causes of the war and to give a chronological account of the high points, recounting battles along the Canadian border, the great sea battles, fighting in the (then) Northwest, British retaliation in the East, etc. Along with the great victories were ignominious defeats; one is struck with wonder that we won. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"A grim and gripping report."
Life within a ``hell and heaven, dungeon and sanctuary'' for the mentally ill, here given the fictitious name of Bedloe State Hospital. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1993

"Bosco captures the bizarre, frenetic nature of the case, but repetitive and extraneous material only adds to the confusion. (Sixteen b&w photos—not seen)"
The most interesting aspect of the 1984 New Orleans ``baseball bat murder'' of Janet Myers is that, despite two convictions, it's still not clear exactly who killed the woman—and why. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cycles of Intuition by I. Kostika
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2015

"A business fable uses transition in a family-run company as a catalyst for analysis and insight."
A father and son evaluate the operations of their family business. Read full book review >

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Released: May 30, 1989

Forensic psychiatrist Markman (with the aid of free-lance writer Bosco) illuminates the minds and methods behind some of the most brutal murders ever committed in California, concluding that all of us are capable of murder. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA WEPT by Rocco Lo Bosco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2003

"Really an extended sketch as much as a novel, but nevertheless chilling and affecting, narrated simply, without melodrama or bombast."
A slight but moving debut about life in Cambodia during the Pol Pot reign. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LEGAL BASES: BASEBALL AND THE LAW by Roger I. Abrams
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1998

"Interesting and illustrative, this is a book every thinking sports fan should read. (10 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A prominent sports-law professor (Rutgers Univ.) and baseball-salary arbitrator explains the obvious and not-so-obvious reasons why baseball players and team owners seem to spend more time arguing before judges than before field umpires. Read full book review >

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BEYOND REDEMPTION by Richard I. Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"A solid, entertaining political thriller, but readers should start with the prequel."
A mild-mannered chiropractor must solve the mystery of his brother's disappearance and unravel a vast government conspiracy in Levine's sequel to Eye of the Redeemer (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2009

"Readers who persevere may find this intense mixture of science and psychoanalysis to their liking."
Odd, often difficult but mostly engrossing account of Carl Jung's treatment of physicist Wolfgang Pauli and their search for symbols that reveal universal secrets. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS OF A WINE MERCHANT by Neal I. Rosenthal
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2008

"Exudes the supercilious attitude of a high-end sommelier who deigns to dispense superior wine wisdom."
A purveyor of fine wines offers his thoughts on the correct way to get the best reds and whites from Europe's cellars to New York's sellers. Read full book review >