Search Results: "Richard N. Ostling"


BOOK REVIEW

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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: 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 >

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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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TREES AND PEOPLE by Richard N. Jordan
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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 >

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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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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 >

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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

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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 >

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 >

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THE DIAMOND RING by N. Rajanna
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A vivid chronicle of calamity that yanks at the heartstrings."
Tragedy befalls an Indian girl whose elders preordain her marital destiny in this absorbing drama, based on a true story. Read full book review >