Search Results: "Richard A. Arenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"An impassioned and cogent defense of the Senate's most controversial practice."
Two Senate veterans stand up for a little-understood and much-maligned legislative tactic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1989

Isay (Psychiatry/Cornell Medical) contends that homosexuality is genetically endowed and that, like heterosexuals, gay males consolidate and integrate their sexual identity in a series of developmental stages, each of which is fraught with pitfalls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 17, 1989

An analysis of the origins and growth of the wire services as a social insitution and cultural force in the US; by Schwarzlose (Journalism/Northwestern). Read full book review >

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THE BESSIE BLUE KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 1994

"There's no poison in you,'' Marvia tells Lindsey, and she's right: the gentle, reluctant detective suffuses this entertaining nostalgia binge with tenderness."
In his hardcover debut, International Surety claims agent Hobart Lindsey, sent to ride herd on an umbrella policy for the filming of Bessie Blue, a film about black airmen in WW II, finds the production halted by producer Ina Chandler and technical advisor Lawton Crump's discovery of dead janitor Leroy McKinney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"His thesis that an unregulated health care system will ultimately provide better care and better access to greater numbers of people is, if not disingenuous, certainly disputable."
A legal scholar's densely written argument that the good old days of laissez-faire were better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Serrano's an adequate writer, and the story could have been a decent long-form magazine article. As a book, however, there is just too much mystery-free filler."
A Civil War story only for those who can't get enough of the War Between the States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRACTICAL JOKERS by Richard A. Davis
Released: July 8, 2014

"An uplifting look at a cowboy's coming-of-age that will appeal to adventurous young readers."
In this short but sweet middle-grade Western, a gruff but good-hearted cowboy teaches an awkward kid how to handle the bullying he suffers at the hands of others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"Revealing and inspiring."
A dramatic demystification of suicide from detailed accounts of failed suicide attempts, their circumstances, and their aftermaths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STING OF THE DRONE by Richard A. Clarke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"Well worth reading, both for its quality as a riveting tale and for the issues it exposes. Americans profile people and kill them from air-conditioned offices half a world away. Then they commute home, kiss their spouses and answer the question, 'How was your day, honey?'"
The latest thriller by counterterrorism expert Clarke is both exciting and disturbing. Read full book review >

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FRAG BOX by Richard A. Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Well-constructed and deftly character-driven, with a nice little love story for leavening."
Herman Jackson, bail bondsman with a heart of mush (Fiddle Game, 2008), goes the extra mile for an ill-used Vietnam vet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMERALD CAT KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"The last in Lupoff's Lindsey and Plum series reveals whodunit early on. It really doesn't matter, for the sterling tale is complex and packed with well-developed characters."
A retired insurance adjuster is called back to solve just one more case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING LEONARDO by A. Richard Turner
Released: Oct. 11, 1993

"Mona Lisa. (Sixty-nine illustrations—not seen)"
A clever conceit—how each century creates its own version of Leonardo, revealing truths about both the painter and the evolution of culture—artfully constructed. Read full book review >