Search Results: "Richard C. McPherson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"A smart introduction to philanthropy in the digital age."
Technology is transforming philanthropy. Read full book review >

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DOMESTICATED by Richard C. Francis
NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2015

"A highly illuminating look at the cross-species biological basis for human culture and sociability."
"The human population explosion has been bad for most other living things, but not so for those lucky enough to warrant domestication," writes science journalist Francis (Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance, 2011, etc.) in this provocative account of the latest developments in the field of evolutionary biology.Read full book review >

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Cancer Family by C. Richard Boland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2015

"A hopeful account of the value of persistence, cooperation, and science in understanding and conquering disease."
A physician describes his lifelong quest to solve the riddle of the cancers that afflict his family. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN PORT AUX BASQUES by Richard C. Thuss
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"A laid-back and enjoyable mystery."
In Thuss' (The Effect on the Soul, 2011, etc.) thriller, a vacationing widower becomes ensnared in an international terrorist plot in Newfoundland, Canada. Read full book review >

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"An engaging, inspiring account of those willing to place themselves in danger in order to save lives."
A Korean War saga with implications for modern medical care. Read full book review >

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REDSKINS by C. Richard King
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"In the meantime, King shows why this controversy matters well beyond the football field."
This academic analysis suggests that the team name of the NFL's Washington, D.C., franchise is both reprehensible and indefensible. Read full book review >

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BUDDHALAND BROOKLYN by Richard C. Morais
Released: July 17, 2012

"Morais writes with sensitivity and insight about the many ways American life challenges the Reverend Oda's equanimity."
A gentle Buddhist priest from Japan is given the task of building a temple in the Little Calabria section of Brooklyn, and the results are both calamitous and sweet. Read full book review >

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY by Richard C. Morais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Will this book eventually become a Merchant-Ivory film, laden with choice roles for Indian actors and featuring (a no-brainer, this) Meryl Streep as Mme. Mallory? An appetizing idea, n'est-ce pas?"
Precise descriptive writing offers much to savor in this bouillabaisse of a first novel from a former Forbes editor. Read full book review >

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Return of the Aeons by Richard C. Cook
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"Otherworldly but approachable New Age philosophy through a personable lens."
A lifelong student of Gnostic and esoteric philosophies laces a meandering path through his own life story with an encyclopedic overview of the wisdom of gurus and channeled beings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A well-reported take on the Midwest's precarious economic, political and social condition, with a provocative prescription for its survival in the global world."
Nearly three years after Thomas L. Friedman famously declared the world "flat," a former Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent and native Iowan examines the Midwest's struggle with the new world economy. Read full book review >