Search Results: "Richard A. Lertzman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MICKEY ROONEY by Richard A. Lertzman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A comprehensive portrait of Mickey the screw-up; those wanting a more considered portrait of the artist will be disappointed."
The scuzzy life and desperate times of a movie icon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2013

"A thin, mostly secondhand portrait of a misguided doctor and the harm he caused his famous clientele."
JFK, his rogue doctor and the conspiracy to kill a meth-addicted president. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Not a feel-good book, but a stat-packed call to salads."
In his debut, Oppenlander derides our animal-based diets and encourages awareness of food choices as they affect our lives and the planet. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER CHARIOT KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1996

"But, with quietly engaging Lindsey at the center, this leisurely, fanciful whirl of subplots and curious digressions holds some old-fashioned appeal, if few surprises."
The sixth outing for Denver insurance investigator Hobart Lindsey (The Cover Girl Killer, 1995, etc.) once again colors a modern mystery with historical sidelights. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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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 >