Search Results: "Robert P. Maroney"


BOOK REVIEW

55 Graves by Robert P. Maroney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"A potboiler with flawless rhythm and a protagonist who's practically begging for his own series."
In this debut thriller, a slain family is only the beginning for a group of killers that ultimately sets its sights on the investigating detectives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Instead, Crease provides a well written, more narrowly focused account of the research and community of Brookhaven suitable for those interested in studying the heyday of big physics. (77 b&w photos, 5 maps, 12 illustrations, not seen)"
A detailed, technical account of the first 25 years of Brookhaven National Laboratory, describing not only the evolution of several groundbreaking projects, but also the personalities and politics that helped shape this community of scientists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Scientific history that looks beyond the facts and figures to their influence on everyday life."
A look at how weights and measures evolved over the ages, and their importance as a social bond. Read full book review >

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THE END OF WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICA by Robert P. Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"A missed opportunity to explore an important cultural change in the making."
A pundit considers the decline of Christian religious influence on American politics and culture. Read full book review >

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OWEN LATTIMORE AND THE 'LOSS' OF CHINA by Robert P. Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"A thought-provoking intellectual cliffhanger about a man whose thinking was ahead of his time—and who paid for it. (Fourteen photographs, two maps—not seen.)"
Well-done study of a distinguished victim of the McCarthy era, by Newman (The Cold War Romance of Lillian Hellman and John Melby, 1989; Rhetoric/Univ. of Pittsburgh). Read full book review >

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CUT TO THE BONE by Robert P. Conner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Promising but affectless: a crime novel that sprints quickly into nowhere."
Cross-border action debut flares brightly but fades fast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS COCKPIT by Robert P. Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 28, 1991

"Some neat technical stuff for those who care, this one, like the Trent 270, eventually crashes."
Davis (Control Tower, The Divorce, etc.) returns to the world of aviation with an improbable but ultimately exciting thriller about a revolutionary new plane that's severely damaged during takeoff. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Has its moments, but won't prompt advocates of this kind of research to waver one bit."
An argument against embryonic stem-cell research based on reason rather than religious conviction. Read full book review >

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THE MONEY FOUNTAIN by Robert J Van Eyden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2013

"A charming, easy-to-read fable providing useful pointers on personal finance management."
In this finance-focused tale, a South African ex-athlete is led on a journey to uncover the secrets to achieving lasting wealth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"Always entertaining and meticulously composed, this book will reorient your relationship with the quantum."
A history of some of the most "forceful, imaginative, and insightful" minds in quantum theory and how the world became entranced by their scientific language. Read full book review >