Search Results: "Peter R. Breggin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A one-sided but forceful caveat emptor for anyone seeking mental-health services."
A psychiatric reformer takes aim and blasts away with both barrels. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A powerful polemic expressing the author's anger—and his ego."
Reforming psychiatrist Breggin (Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs, 1999, etc.) argues forcefully that antidepressants, stimulants and mood stabilizers do more harm than good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR AGAINST CHILDREN by Peter R. Breggin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"While drugging potentially violent youngsters is not the answer to our nation's problems, this overwrought book (with chapter notes and bibliography) does not challenge that approach in a sober or convincing way."
A passionate diatribe against the use of drugs to treat children who act out violently. Read full book review >

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OLD FENCES, NEW NEIGHBORS by Peter R. Decker
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

"This volume is—like the county it chronicles'small, but brimming with instructive examples of the hard choices facing the denizens of America's last, best places."
paper 0-8165-1905-6 Decker's "partial biography of a remote place" is a valuable small-scale primer on the complex land-use issues facing many rural, traditionally agricultural communities in the west and nationwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"Indeed, the wealth of detail and characters, coupled with a generally colorless translation, often makes this story feel more like a history textbook than a revealing portrait. Nevertheless, students of both China and modern history will not be disappointed by this evenhanded, unblinking biography."
Exhaustively researched biography of the revered Chinese premier who helped guide China through its infancy onto the world stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURGE by Peter R. Mansoor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Lively and vivid. Recommended for readers with an interest in military history and strategy or the challenges of nation building."
Deeply controversial at the time, the surge ended up being the most successful phase of the Iraq War, according to one of its architects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Overall, these are thought-provoking, generally well-based arguments, coupled with valuable advice."
Although the author goes overboard in arguing against the use of any psychiatric medications, this guide nonetheless raises worthwhile, challenging questions about inappropriate and excessive medicating. 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

HOSTILE WATERS by Peter Huchthausen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 1997

"An HBO movie with the same title will air this summer. (First serial to Reader's Digest)"
A riveting account (with an introduction by Tom Clancy) of a hell-and-high-water incident toward the Cold War's end, in which a missile-bearing Soviet submarine sank within a few hundred miles of North Carolina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A treasure trove of early 20th-century political humor and social commentary still relevant today."
A book offers a collection of an American humorist's vivid writings. Read full book review >