Search Results: "Richard N. Ostling"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"For Protestants and other 'Gentiles,' Mormon America is an invaluable primer; Latter-Day Saints will find the book a useful refresher course."
A thoroughly researched, impartial treatment of that homegrown American religion so shrouded in mystery and myth: Mormonism. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1998

"Not really a play, not really a novel, and not really too interesting at all."
A plodding stage play that explores, or more precisely fails sufficiently to explore, Galileo's conflict with the Church. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Informed and humane. Some presidential candidate would be smart to sign this gentleman up as a healthcare adviser."
Through the use of a simple quadrant device, Fogoros gives consumers an understanding of how various healthcare systems work, and their multifarious-not to mention nefarious-implications. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A unique perspective on how war policy was formed by two very different presidents."
A former member of both Bush administrations compares the two Iraq wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2012

"A hot-button issue intelligently scrutinized."
The history and evolution of the controversial death-with-dignity movement. Read full book review >

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TREES AND PEOPLE by Richard N. Jordan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A valid comment, but far from the final word on the fate of our forests. (Photos, not seen)"
A contribution to the debate over professional forestry's environmental impact by someone who believes that people take better care of trees than nature does. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite its ungainliness, this volume leaves one wondering why we have no such spirited paper as the Aurora today."
Here is a view of America's postrevolutionary era so subversive it makes Gore Vidal look like a traditionalist: John Adams wants to be king, George Washington is a hypocrite, a standing army is a mercenary force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2013

"Lessons learned from the recent past and presented thoughtfully as a viable new course."
Council on Foreign Relations president Haass (War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars, 2010, etc.) makes the case for "a new approach to domestic and foreign policy." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"For the most part a helpful, clearly written user's guide to the human emotions."
A compelling argument that ``far from being irrational, the emotions have a logic of their own,'' and some advice on how to identify and change counterproductive emotional patterns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Indisputably an important window into a little-discussed social abuse, fed here by gender and class volatility and contemporary blue-collar angst."
A disturbing, though overwrought, odyssey through same-sex harassment in the workplace, in this case the improbable, dangerous setting of an Alabama railroad yard. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
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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