Search Results: "Robert H. Rimmer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 1991

"Sympathetic—but rough on the stomach."
Readable memoir of ``Alice,'' by day a psychologist, by night ``Mistress Jacqueline'': a dominatrix, or ``fantasy engineer''- -although ``some people call me `Goddess.' '' Rimmer (The Harrad Experiment, etc.) and Tavel started out to interview 10 or 12 porno stars to find out how they abandoned parental sexual and religious conditioning, bared their bodies, and had sex in public. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The chances that his ideas will be widely embraced are, of course, approximately equivalent to the chances that manufacturers will stop using human envy to sell their products, but they are nevertheless worth considering."
A scientific attack on luxury that, though a little preachy, is not just an ascetic diatribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Nothing new here, but the author knows his subject, and his lucid prose is a pleasure to read."
A traditional history of WWI, viewed typically as a major tragedy of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A good idea, executed in a manner that will reinforce the widely held opinion that history is boring."
A historian celebrates America's democratic past with an overview of fundamental changes in American culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUMAN AND PENDERGAST by Robert H. Ferrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Enhanced by fresh research, this is a valuable behind-the-scenes account of the rise of a plainspoken, no-nonsense, ordinary man to extraordinary levels of power and accomplishment."
A study of Truman's career from his 1922 start in politics through his surprising reelection to the US Senate in 1940, focusing on his relationship with the corrupt Pendergast political machine that ruled Kansas City, Mo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"Densely researched, swift-moving account full of fighting detail."
Exploration of some of the unsung early war correspondents in New York and London who created the model for vivid prose and humanitarian alarm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though slight, this volume, based on much previously unavailable documentation, does provide an intimate glimpse of the last days of one of America's greatest presidents. (45 illustrations, not seen)"
A brief study of the medical and political coverups that prevented the American people from learning that in 1944 they had reelected a president who was dying, from the prolific writer/editor who has created something of a sub-genre of history- -sick presidents (Ill Advised: Presidential Health and Public Trust, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Complicated Legacy by Robert H. Stucky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2014

"An impressively executed novel of love and the law in antebellum America."
A debut historical novel tells the story of a mixed-race family trying to secure an inheritance from its white patriarch before the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUTURE WAR by Robert H.  Latiff
Released: Sept. 27, 2017

"A well-written, thoughtful discussion of the broader issues raised by the introduction of futuristic technology to war."
Despite a title that sounds like science fiction, this is a down-to-earth look at the problems facing the American military, now and in years to come. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1994

"History in an intimate, personal vein. (16 pages b&w photographs—not seen)"
A descendant's affectionate and affecting account of those who helped make Patton a celebrated family name in the often violent annals of the New World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2008

"A pleasing mixture of high-seas adventure and shrewd analysis."
An illuminating look at an underappreciated chapter of the Revolutionary War: the daring, faintly disreputable, privateer war on British maritime interests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST BOY by Robert H. Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Intriguing, but more a mission statement than a novel."
An empty-at-the-center ecothriller in which the disappearance, and then reappearance, of a boy in the town of Ithaca, New York, makes him a new messiah. Read full book review >