Search Results: "Richard H. Immerman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"Some future biographer will be grateful for the authors' interview-materials—for present readers, they've been used too earnestly and unimaginatively."
A showcase, in effect, for the attractive personality and deep-held convictions of octogenarian Milton Eisenhower—with little of the zest, acumen, or substantive interest of his memoir The President Is Calling. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 1980

"While the WW II section will serve for some purposes, the treatment of the presidential years is apologetic in tone and verges on palace, not critical, history."
A review of Eisenhower's use of intelligence resources and covert operations—first as Supreme Allied Commander in World War II, then as president—which, though variously flawed, does demonstrate a vital linkage between the two: because of his wartime experience, Ike was ready and willing, come the Cold War, to apply covert action by the CIA to any international problem, especially in the Third World. Read full book review >

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PETER OLAF by Richard H. Grabmeier
Released: Dec. 14, 2000

"A strong, debut historical novel."
A Swedish boy makes good in the New World in this rags-to-riches story. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT MEN by Richard H. Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Dickinson, a 12-year Air Force veteran, writes convincingly in a debut that both stimulates and informs—though his portraits of the Times correspondent and enigmatic Viet Cong sniper are generic."
Series kickoff follows US snipers in Vietnam, a solitary breed both indispensable and expendable. Read full book review >

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MISBEHAVING by Richard H. Thaler
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2015

"Readers with even the remotest interest in how the world really works will enjoy this work of the dismal science pleasingly, and even exuberantly, done."
The dean of behavioral economics—the study of how people behave in practice rather than in theory when it comes to dollars and cents—gives a spry account of his field. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"In all, a superior attempt at a broader view of millennialism, uncovering some intriguing recurrent motifs."
A sweeping yet nuanced intellectual history of the rise of millennialism in Protestant Christianity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"A comprehensive set of biographies that closely focuses on a group of Air Force veterans."
The first volume in a series of collected biographies of an Air Force class. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 17, 1951

"A revealing and disturbing book."
The MacArthur fans will find this a bitter pill to swallow. Read full book review >

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STRESS MAKES YOU FAT, WRINKLED AND DEAD by Eliezer  Ben-Joseph
Released: July 27, 2017

"Some useful health advice can be found amid the plethora of suggestions."
A debut book pinpoints the myriad sources of stress in modern life and offers tips for coping with it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2015

"Essential for students of the Revolutionary era and a pleasure for cartography buffs."
The story of the American Revolution capably told through maps. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The subject may be hard to talk about, but it must be, and this is a valuable contribution to opening that needed discussion."
Sure-to-be-controversial take on race-based considerations of student need and institutional diversity. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2017

"An elegantly constructed and organized scientific exploration and self-help work."
A comprehensive study of human behavior in an eminently readable format. Read full book review >