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: 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 >

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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 >

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A lifetime of scholarship and an elegant pen combine for an outstanding read."
A distinguished legal historian looks at how dissents have influenced our understanding of the Constitution. 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 >

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THE MONOGAMY MYSTERY by John I. Cline
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"Considered, considerate and engaging."
A Christian examination of monogamy. Read full book review >

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LOUIS D. BRANDEIS by Melvin I. Urofsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"An authoritative, impressive assessment of a man whose legal reasoning continues to influence our republic."
A comprehensive biography of an American legal giant. Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER OF HELL GATE by Dana I. Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Wolff has an intriguing premise and something fresh to say with the horror genre, but ideological concerns trump the scares, and the author fails to craft a hero as compelling as her thwarted, vengeful villain."
Typhoid Mary is alive and well off the coast of New York. Read full book review >