Search Results: "Philip A. Scheinberg"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SURVIVE WITHIN OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM by Philip A. Scheinberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2013

"A blunt, useful guide to approaching health care with more knowledge and less blind trust."
This short booklet of 12 chapters serves a clear purpose: to raise awareness about individual accountability in the fields of health care and medicine. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 2010

"An inspirational tool for personal and professional growth."
Berry presents his positive plan for life and career transformation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A heartfelt plea for further progress, which raises as many questions as it answers."
Both experts in government and history, Klinkner (Hamilton Coll.; The Losing Parties, not reviewed) and Smith (Yale; Civic Ideals, not reviewed ) mean to "sound an alarm" about the still poor state of race relations in the US. Read full book review >

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Released: April 21, 1992

"Well intentioned but dully written, and delivering a more depressing view of new parenthood than the authors probably intended."
The authors, clinical psychologists at UC Berkeley, present the results of their 18 years of study of one hundred couples making the transition from partners to parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

Compiled by the coordinator of the Pediatric HIV Psychosocial Support Program and the Chief of Pediatrics at NIH's National Cancer Institute, plus an artist who lost her son to AIDS, a selection of art and writing by young patients at the Institute. Read full book review >

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BE AN ACCOMPLICE
by Michelle Martin

In Philip Nel’s newly published monograph Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, he concludes his intriguing analysis of the insidious and steadfast presence of racism in children’s literature historically with a manifesto, a concrete list of “action items” that children’s-literature professionals can do to start to make the genre an inclusive one. Point No. 11 of the manifesto is ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES by Philip Giordano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A winner. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lifting flaps reveal the simple geometry underlying the world around us. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE AND HIS VIOLIN by Philip Hopman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Delightful whether or not you've ever attempted to play a stringed instrument. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Valentine's violin teacher says he's doing very well, but the effect of his playing on others is dramatic in a different sense. Read full book review >

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ROSIE AND THE NIGHTMARES by Philip Waechter
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Similarly, the seemingly random arrangement of illustration types (full bleed, spot, cropped and more) is redeemed by the constant presence of the small, determined heroine, whose outlook seems rosy indeed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this amusing paean to overcoming monster-sized fears, Rosie wakes shaking from yet another nightmare. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD BROTHERS IN LOUISBOURG by Philip Roy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This rather dry offering may find a place in a history classroom; however, the lack of an absorbing story and truly compelling characters will cause most casual readers to soon abandon the tale, if they pick it up in the first place. (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
In 1744, two brothers, unbeknownst to each other, arrive at the French fortress of Louisbourg in what is now Nova Scotia and find themselves swept up in what is destined to be an important battle between the French and English. Read full book review >