Search Results: "Robert M. Press"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A moving but not always convincing plea not to abandon Africa, reinforced by Betty Press's photographs memorably recording the people caught up in events the outside world has too often forgotten."
From the former correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor in Africa, a brief for hopeful change in Africa that is more heartfelt than persuasive. Read full book review >

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EUGENE O'NEILL by Robert M. Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Although O'Neill claimed he was a 'tragic optimist,' Dowling's sympathetic, comprehensive portrait reveals a man beset by self-hatred and despair, struggling—and failing—to find salvation."
A portrait of a playwright inspired by suffering. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A FRIENDSHIP by Robert M. Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2007

"A short but emotional testament to the power of friendship."
A man trolls through fond memories of a dear, departed friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANTED by Robert M. Utley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A rollicking but thin nonfictional rendering of two of history's most mythologized outlaws."
A comparative study of the simultaneous late-19th-century rises of iconic gunfighters Billy the Kid (1859-1881) and Ned Kelly (1854-1880). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Multifaceted, and glittering with drama and wit. (B&w photographs, line drawings)"
The ancient alchemists sought for gold, but the new alchemists have found diamonds—in nearly unlimited quantities, and just a good squeeze away—reports Hazen (Science/George Mason University; coauthor, Science Matters, 1992, etc.) in this sparkling gem of technological history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A report of a fascinating new theory on the Earth's origins written in a sparkling style with many personal touches."
Hazen (Earth Science/George Mason Univ.; Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins, 2005, etc.) offers startling evidence that "Earth's living and nonliving spheres" have co-evolved over the past 4 billion years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"First-rate science for the nonscientist that's certain to reduce stress—at least during the time spent reading it. (Forty- two illustrations—not seen)"
Entertaining explanation of how stress affects the body and what we can do to counteract its effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BYRON by Robert M. Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2006

"An intelligent, sometimes annoying, but ultimately exciting exploration of intolerance, superstition and the laws of nature and humankind."
Change-its ineluctability, the hopes and the fears it engenders-is the leitmotif of Tucker's coming-of-age drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEHAVE by Robert M. Sapolsky
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"An exemplary work of popular science, challenging but accessible."
A wide-ranging, learned survey of all the making-us-tick things that, for better or worse, define us as human. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEGY FOR A THIEF by Margaret Press
Released: June 15, 1993

"Droll cop comments and a likable bunch of guys hanging out at the stationhouse create an offbeat charm—and the feel of a cozy village procedural."
Dyslexic Salem detective sergeant Gabriel Dunn (Requiem for a Postman, 1992), about to solo for the first time, is beeped off the flight to catch a—suicide? homicide? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ObamaCare for Beginners by Garamond Press
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A useful, reassuring roadmap to the altering landscape of health insurance."
This handy primer boils down America's complex new health care system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 1992

"Tough as nails but not so sharp, and most notable for Stutman's caustic criticisms of a weak federal antidrug policy. (Sixteen-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Sober telling of a top narc's life story. Read full book review >