Search Results: "Robert C. Atkins"


BOOK REVIEW

DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION by Robert C. Atkins
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1992

"Still, get ready for a blitz."
Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, published two decades ago, sold millions of copies but was denounced by medical authorities for its unsound high-calorie, low-carbohydrate regimen. Read full book review >

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FINDING WONDERS WITH JEANNINE ATKINS
by Julie Danielson

Three girls. Three time periods. Three scientific fields. Jeannine Atkins’ new novel, Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science, covers the girlhoods of Maria Merian, a naturalist and scientific illustrator, born in Germany in 1647; Mary Anning, a paleontologist born in England in 1799; and Maria Mitchell, an astronomer born in Massachusetts in 1818. Atkins tells their remarkable stories and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2004

"'Many early symptoms that heralded the Roman decline may be seen in our own nation today,' writes Byrd. Few students and practitioners of politics are better equipped to make such assessments. An outstanding broadside from a true patriot."
"I do not want to remember my country as being on the side of evil": the distinguished gentleman from West Virginia—whose service and tenure in the Senate are legendary—pulls tight his toga and renders withering scorn unto Caesar. Read full book review >

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IZZY by Robert C. Cottrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Well researched, but flavorless and flabby; the work seems longer than it is because Cottrell tells you everything three times. (Twelve b&w illustrations.)"
A warmly sympathetic but one-dimensional biography of the American Left's most fearlessly independent journalist. Read full book review >

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HORACE GREELEY by Robert C. Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"Powerful portrait of a publisher who became the voice of Middle America during the nation's deepest crisis."
A comprehensive biography of Greeley (1811-72), deftly analyzing the price he paid to brook no intrusion, partisan or otherwise, on his principles. Read full book review >

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DO UNTO OTHERS by Robert C. Varney
Released: May 31, 2012

"By combining the character focus of literary fiction with the plotting of the mystery genre, Varney creates a hybrid that will satisfy many fans of both genres."
High society meets homicide in the New Hampshire woods in Varney's debut novel. Read full book review >

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SAWDUST by Robert C. Winkles
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"A solid entry in the sci-fi genre, with enough horror and supernatural elements to discourage readers from turning off their lights."
People from across the United States band together to stop dimension-hopping demons from annihilating humankind in the author's latest sci-fi outing (The Aladdin Project, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"More humor and less self-righteousness would have made this a more convincing and a more pleasant read."
Solomon has collected what he calls "light-hearted" musings on the seven deadly sins, but what emerges is an uneven gathering'some essays insightful, some bombastic, all united by the theme of vice bordering on virtue. Read full book review >

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Mr. Bob, the Chicken Engineer by Robert C. Hargreaves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An alternate view of America's Vietnam experience from a worthy participant who left behind not bomb craters but chickens, pigs and grapes.  
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A poultry specialist recalls a two-year tour in Vietnam in this unassuming memoir of a noncombatant who, in his own way, worked to win the hearts and minds of the people. Read full book review >

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KARAJAN by Robert C. Bachmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Despite an air of superiority, a compelling read—and excellent on Karajan's conducting style. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The debeautification of a lonely, self-dramatizing, praise- seeking colossus, conductor Herbert von Karajan (1908-89), whom Swiss musicologist Bachmann esteems as a very great European conductor but a man trapped in fairy tales. Read full book review >