Search Results: "Robert A. Ventresca"


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SOLDIER OF CHRIST by Robert A. Ventresca
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An authoritative study of a deeply flawed and tragic figure of history."
Another close scrutiny of the pope excoriated for his silence during World War II and no nearer to redemption. 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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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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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 >

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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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A PICTURE BOOK OF JACKIE ROBINSON by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A fine addition to this notable series. (Author's note) (Biography/Picture book.)"
Adler's (A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1991, etc.; Hilde and Eli, above) latest Picture Book Biography tells how a courageous man and outstanding athlete desegregated major league baseball. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1991

"Adequate but, of necessity, superficial. (Biography/Picture book. 5-9)"
Continuing his very brief biographies, Adler presents the essential facts here in a style so succinct that it can verge on parody (``Franklin's mother Sara often told Franklin and Eleanor what to do...Eleanor didn't complain, but later she refused to be bossed around''). Read full book review >

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ROBERT BROWNING by Pamela Neville-Sington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Close readings of Browning's work done with a deft, light hand."
Husband of the more famous Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett emerges his own man in the 30 years after her death in this sprightly life by British biographer Neville-Sington (Fanny Trollope, 1998). Read full book review >