Search Results: "Robert C. Atkins"


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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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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"More an annals than a biography."
A rather dreary life of one of the lions of the American left. 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 >

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Released: Nov. 26, 1990

Here, Tucker (Politics/Princeton; The Marxian Revolutionary Idea, 1969) persuasively depicts Stalin as a traditional Russian despot who, while purporting to lead a revolution, reverted to the authoritarianism of the Tatars and czars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Regrettably, this book is being pitched to the mass market. What is not arcane is often a series of howlers in the service of dumbed-down drama."
An amateurish chronicle of an extraordinarily professional effort—the forensic identification of those killed at the World Trade Center. Read full book review >

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A REPORT FROM GROUP 17 by Robert C. O'Brien
Released: March 27, 1972

"Just as it should be — congealing and urgently convincing and you'll be turning the pages with bitten fingernails."
This bonafide nerve-end entertainment, an Andromeda Strain variant, takes place on the Potomac behind the iron gates of the Villa Petrograd where Schutz, a former Nazi experimenter-exterminator currently employed by the Russians, is working on some viral horror which can filter through the waters to the capital. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"A fascinating and well-written account."
An intelligent history of how Americans have tended to see the world as the battleground between absolute good and absolute evil. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Appealing reading for those interested in memoirs about the Camino de Santiago and other epic modern-day treks."
A journalist chronicles his month-long, 500-mile trek with his grown son along one of the world's most famous pilgrim routes. Read full book review >