Search Results: "Richard R. Beeman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2009

"Masterfully told American history for the scholar and general reader alike."
A judicious history of "one of the most important gatherings in modern history." Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2013

"A welcome addition to a rich, indispensable field of scholarly study."
To create this lively study of the main players of the two Continental Congresses, Beeman (History/Univ. of Pennsylvania) draws on his wealth of research from his previous, award-winning works, Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution (2009) and Patrick Henry (1974). Read full book review >

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A MINUS TIDE by Robin Beeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Writing that's earnest but unseasoned; to borrow a metaphor from wine, this has promise but isn't yet quite ready for decanting."
One of a slim little pair (see Huddle, below) in this publisher's novella series: author of the collection A Parallel Life (1992), Beeman labors here to rise above the saccharine. Read full book review >

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A PARALLEL LIFE by Robin Beeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1992

"The collection itself seems to be a step in a long grieving process, but there's enough offbeat comedy and touching reminiscence here to avoid lugubriousness."
A debut collection of ten stories, including the title novella: sparse yet vivid fictions dealing mostly with end-moves following diagnoses of cancer, or with other steps in the grieving process. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Casual readers of the Civil War genre (and many die-hard buffs, as well) may want to leave this superbly researched yet ultimately too specialized study for the historians to ponder."
A competent, well-executed addition to the ever-growing horde of Civil War literature, by Duncan (History/Georgetown Univ.). Read full book review >

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THE EUREKA FACTOR by John Kounios
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Being good scientists, the authors' secrets of success lack the dramatic specificity of more commercial authors, but readers will appreciate their ingenious, thoughtful update on how the mind works."
"Things just clicked." "It was a spark of inspiration…a bolt of lightning…an epiphany…." Readers curious to know what happens when we solve a problem in a flash will find the latest research here. 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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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Can American business assume a green mantle? Yes, assure Freeman, Pierce, and Dodd. Will they? Not until enough individuals demand it."
Freeman (Business/Univ. of Virginia), Pierce (Medicine/Univ. of Nebraska), and business consultant Dodd argue that US business must not content itself with meeting environmental standards mandated by the state: it must instead assume a leadership role in the struggle for conservation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2014

"Fascinating insight—though much must be read between the lines—into how the nation's data-mining apparatus works—and how it's supposed to work."
Does keeping America free from harm in the post-9/11 world require that Americans surrender their Fourth Amendment rights? The country's security apparatus behaves as if the answer is yes—the subject of this official report to President Barack Obama. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF GENESIS ILLUSTRATED by R. Crumb
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An erudite and artful, though frustratingly restrained, look at Old Testament stories."
The Book of Genesis as imagined by a veteran voice of underground comics. Read full book review >