Search Results: "Richard J. Ablin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Serious charges voiced in strong language, certain to be met with rebuttals from those whose ox has just been gored, and a must-read for any man concerned about his prostate."
The scientist who discovered the prostate specific antigen in 1970 explains emphatically why he considers use of the PSA test for routinely screening healthy men for cancer to be a profit-driven national disaster. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF GOLF IN AMERICA by Richard J. Moss
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Released: June 1, 2013

"A valuable survey of U.S. golf history, but a bit too dry and academic for casual readers."
Moss (History, Emeritus/Colby Coll.; Eden in the Pines: A History of Pinehurst Village, 2005, etc.) presents a study of golf's development in the United States. Read full book review >

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PORTO VECCHIO by Richard J. Bara
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Excellent dialogue, a beautiful story of male love and a thrilling adventure."
Bara weaves a captivating story of intrigue and love in the French island of Corsica. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH AT WAR by Richard J. Evans
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Released: March 23, 2009

"A resounding victory in historiography."
Superbly written finale to Cambridge University historian Evans's three-volume study of Nazi Germany (after The Coming of the Third Reich, 2004, and The Third Reich in Power, 2005). Read full book review >

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IN DEFENSE OF HISTORY by Richard J. Evans
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Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A deft, accessible work for anyone who wishes to learn what historians do, how they think, and where they fail."
A lucid, muscular, and often sly reflection on the nature of historical knowledge by an experienced practicing historian. Read full book review >

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THE PURSUIT OF POWER by Richard J. Evans
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Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"An immensely readable work that considers incremental continental developments up to the outbreak of war in 1914."
A 100-year survey of European history that moves by transnational themes emphasizing "power"—over industrialization, class, selfhood, wages, and nature. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH IN POWER by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"A superb account of the growth and day-to-day functioning of the Nazi state."
Attaining power is one thing, as the first volume—The Coming of the Third Reich (2004)—in Cambridge historian Evans's trilogy on Nazi Germany demonstrated. The challenge is keeping it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1996

"An essay pushed to book length, but a meaty and provocative appeal to put the safety of children ahead of established social policy. (Author tour)"
A radical reassessment of the current policy of keeping families intact, even when doing so means risking the continuing abuse of children in a family, must be changed. Read full book review >