Search Results: "Peter W. Huber"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 1991

"Huber's appeal to good science and the noble search for truth are to be commended, but, it should be noted, manufacturers do make mistakes that cost lives, victims are often innocent, and medical science has yet to reach consensus concerning the cause and cure of many an ailment."
A polemic twice as long as it should be by lawyer/engineer Huber (Liability, 1988), now taking aim at the hired-hand expert witnesses who are called upon in liability cases where appeal to science is the issue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Huber's political polemics detract somewhat from an otherwise intriguing discussion."
Legal expert Huber (The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy, 2006, etc.) contends that government intervention in the science and practice of medicine is impeding progress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORWELL'S REVENGE by Peter Huber
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"But overstated and overlong as it may be, Huber's undertaking remains ambitious, strikingly original, and thoroughly provocative."
A curious, contentious, but always interesting sequel cum polemic that conjures up the ghost in Orwell's machine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2002

"Hassinger relies on long passages of simile-laden narrative, which can be lyrical when describing the Hudson River area, the story's setting, but fails to inject the necessary dramatic force. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year old Sander, who has just moved to the country with his family, sets off to explore his new surroundings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1994

"The answer would have been of interest to the hundreds of thousands who died on the Cold War's proxy battlefields."
Rodman swerves from objective scholarship to partisan cheerleading in this chronicle of the struggle between the US and the Soviet Union for control in the Third World. 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

PAIN WOMAN TAKES YOUR KEYS, AND OTHER ESSAYS FROM A NERVOUS SYSTEM by Sonya Huber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2017

"Frank, thoughtful reflections that should resonate with the 47 percent of Americans reported to be living with chronic pain."
Meditative, intimate essays consider the experience of suffering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPA NOBODY by Sonya Huber
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2008

"Bumpy, but a unique, imaginative take on the family memoir."
Political activist Huber (Writing and Linguistics/Georgia Southern Univ.) combines original research, historical fiction and personal recollections in her attempt to connect with the anti-Nazi grandfather she never met. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COVER ME by Sonya Huber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A harrowing though not uncommon story."
Huber (Creative Writing/Ashland Univ. and Georgia Southern Univ., Opa Nobody, 2008) chronicles her torturous efforts to navigate the health-care system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKESPEARE’S DAUGHTER by Peter W. Hassinger
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"There's spirited talk about language, theater, and most especially about music, and the plot elopes with ease. (Historical fiction. 10+)"
A lively fictional account of Susanna, the eldest child of Will Shakespeare. Read full book review >