Search Results: "Richard H. Sander"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"An interesting firsthand account of the physical and emotional recovery of a town."
McHugh's (Death Matters, 2009, etc.) fourth book offers a primary historical record of a small town hit by a violent and deadly tornado. 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 >

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by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A refreshingly different view of manufacturing that clearly identifies what is necessary to compete globally."
With the assistance of Cox (Lincoln and the Sioux Uprising of 1862, 2005, etc.), automotive industry veteran Dauch (Passion for Manufacturing, 1993) provides a unique view of manufacturing and its role in the future of the United States. 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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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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GASLIGHT LAWYERS by Richard H. Underwood
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An accessible, marvelously rigorous account of a bygone legal era."
A historical study of the often dysfunctional judicial system in late-19th-century New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"A sometimes-sad, sometimes-humorous look at ballads that have preserved a part of America's crazed, violent history."
A law professor explores the real-life events behind old American murder ballads. Read full book review >

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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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A PARENT'S GUIDE TO ASTHMA by Nancy Sander
Released: April 21, 1989

Thorough, practical, and up-to-date help for parents of children with asthma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Sander's interviews stand as a powerful testimony for urgent action, and her recommendations seem right on the money."
Sander, a therapist and associate director of continuing education at Sarah Lawrence, records the stories of a young black woman, her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as they tell of their childhood and of raising children as teenage mothers. Read full book review >