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: Dec. 7, 1993

"A triumph of presentation on many levels, not the least of which is Firmage's narrative voice—congenial, well-paced, wide- ranging, and gifted with a clear sense of his readership."
Firmage, usually an editor and designer of other's books, has himself written, designed, illustrated, and typeset this learned and occasionally comic homage to the Roman alphabet—the building blocks of his trade and, he makes clear, of Western civilization itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS by Richard A. Posner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Dour."
Is the state of public intellectualism in decline, or is Posner just really smart and terribly grumpy? Read full book review >

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BREAKPOINT by Richard A. Clarke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Some may be confounded by this international cyber-maze, which reads more like a textbook than a novel."
Former presidential adviser and terrorist specialist Clarke (The Scorpion's Gate, 2005, etc.) offers a lights-and-sirens futuristic techno-fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Worthwhile reading for anyone involved in divorce and child- custody issues."
A psychologist specializing in child-custody issues argues forcefully for overhauling the adversarial process by which custody decisions are usually made—and for abandoning the ``motherhood mystique,'' the assumption that mothers have superior custody rights because they are uniquely suited for raising children. Read full book review >

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AN EYE DOCTOR ANSWERS by Richard A. Driscoll
Released: June 15, 2012

"A valuable, authoritative consumer health guide."
An optometrist answers patients' frequently asked questions regarding eye diseases and conditions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Western history buffs will enjoy this entertaining but middling account, burrs under the saddle and all."
The story of an inspired stunt on the part of Buffalo Bill Cody, who organized a horse race from Nebraska to Chicago, the winner claiming his prize in the arena at Cody's Wild West Show right next door to the world-changing Columbian Exposition of 1893. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOW by Richard A. Muller
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Not for the faint of heart or mathematically averse, but Muller is a masterful guide within this survey of cosmology."
Educated readers know that time is one of four dimensions, but most can't shake the feeling that it's the odd man out. They will enjoy this popular account of "an extremely simple yet fascinating and mysterious concept." 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 >

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 >