Search Results: "Robert A. Benson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2009

"A one-way trip through the flatlands of one man's truth, but if quotes float your boat, hop on board."
A father posits platitudes for his offspring. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Patterson covers all the bases—an essential book for studious fans of Heinlein, with valuable lessons for anyone hoping to make a living with the pen."
Second and concluding volume of Patterson's wide-ranging biography of the renowned science-fiction author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Less engaging than Asimov's autobiography, which remains a standard, but still a welcome account of the development of an important popular writer."
First volume of a two-part biography of legendary sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An enlightening peek behind the curtain for Nancy Drew fans. (timeline, publication list, glossary, endnotes, bibliography) (Biography. 11-14)"
"There is no Carolyn Keene. There never was." But as the author of 23 of the first 30 Nancy Drew mysteries, Mildred Wirt Benson came closer than anyone else. Read full book review >

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Blue Is Just A Word by Robert A. Foster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016

"An odd, but affecting book that blends history, autobiography, and rock."
This debut memoir gives readers two tragic deaths and a running rumination on Lincoln, the Civil War, slavery, and the author's career as a musician. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A surfeit of reinvented wheels and overbearing, jargon-marred preaching."
In the wake of accepting N.Y.C.'s Catholic Archdiocese as a PR client of Hill & Knowlton Inc. last year, Dilenschneider was obliged to step down as the firm's CEO. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF E.F. BENSON by Brian Masters
Released: March 15, 1992

"Masters creates a haunting and poignant story of misconstrued literary success, his pace, light touch, and elegant style evocative of Benson himself."
Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940), clever, sociable, and film-star handsome, published 65 books—including novels, memoirs, histories, and texts on Ping-Pong and ice-skating—and innumerable ghost stories, essays, reviews, and plays, his effortless production attracting both enough admirers to form the E.F. Benson Society with its newsletter, Dodo, and such talented biographers as Masters—whose 17 books—including lives of Rabelais, Camus, Moliäre, and one mass murderer—help him understand this prolific writer. Read full book review >

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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 1990

"Of interest to Heinlein completists and scholars, but, in cutting this version by those 50,000 words to produce the 1961 edition, the author made a good book into a great one."
If any sf novel deserves to be called a "classic," it is Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2013

"An informative, witty, provocative meditation on the mind-brain paradox."
A neurologist criticizes the emerging new language that attaches the prefix "neuro" to economics, linguistics, marketing and attempts to explain market crashes by fMRI brain scans. Read full book review >

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DOC-IN-A-BOX by Robert A. Burton
Released: Feb. 28, 1990

A doctor's fall and return to grace against a backdrop of medical and legal corruption: a neurologist's heavy-handed fiction debut. Read full book review >