Search Results: "Richard L. Barnard"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 13, 2012

"A fulfilling story about the efforts of one man to triumph over the corruption of big business."
A saga of two families from diverse geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds whose lives intersect because of the 20th-century asbestos scourge. Read full book review >

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THREE FACES OF VIETNAM by Richard L. Wormser
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Sparse, poorly reproduced b&w photos; bibliography; notes; index. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
With mixed success, Wormser attempts to put a personal face on the war, supporting a general overview with frequent, short extracts from the writings of American and Vietnamese participants, here and abroad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"An astute but not terribly encouraging outline of the partisanship of election boards and the jockeying for power among local, state and federal officials."
Loyola Law School professor Hasen (The Supreme Court and Election Law, 2003, etc.) keeps us current as he catalogs the old horrors and contests and new laws involved in the U.S. election process. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF ISLAM by Bryn Barnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"Enthusiastic, yes; judicious and well-organized, not so much. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Barnard's brave effort to cram such an immense subject into 40 pages leads to some debatable claims. Read full book review >

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THE NEW OCEAN by Bryn Barnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Only for readers old enough to handle the idea of environmental catastrophe. (sources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
What will happen to jellies, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae in the "New Ocean" of the future? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Presents a limited number of practicable tips based on others' research."
This compilation of scientific abstracts and anecdotal testimonies discusses the relationship between health and light exposure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ILLUSION OR VICTORY by Richard L. Knopf
Released: July 1, 1997

"A heated plea for unleashing the military to solve the drug problem."
A fictionalized argument for using the US military and, more particularly, Navy SEALS to attack the drug trade at its source—in Central and South America—by former Naval officer Knopf. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

Joseph Campbell meets the North Vietnamese Army in this ambitious but flawed Vietnam war memoir, in which the author interprets his behind-the-lines operations as a ``mythic hero- journey.'' Stevens (History/Univ. of Hawaii) spent three years in Vietnam, first as a Marine corporal and then as a civilian State Department adviser. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE CLICK by Richard L. Brandt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2011

"Suffices as a bare-bones account of a highly successful startup but fails to deliver on the inner workings of a website that changed e-commerce forever."
A cursory overview of the man behind Amazon.com. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"The author's scholarly work is certain to be shelved in law libraries and become required reading for politicians. However, the book is deeply geared toward legal minds and may frustrate general readers."
Hasen (Law and Political Science/Univ. of California, Irvine; The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown, 2012, etc.) examines the always-contentious issue of campaign finance.Read full book review >

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A SILENCE AT ARLINGTON by Richard L. Busenkell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2004

"Intricate, if occasionally wonkish, take on the Civil War."
An elaborately detailed rendering of the battle between North and South to court the martial savvy of General Robert E. Lee leading up to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"A book with important ideas for the gay community to consider, marred by easy-to-digest prose reminiscent of a light feature in USA Today."
Tafel's part memoir, part moral manifesto challenges gay politics to find freedom from the backstabbing of Clintonian-styled Democrats through the reputedly big tent of the GOP, as well as to create an ethical center from which to promulgate a libertarian view of an America receptive to gay people. Read full book review >