Search Results: "Robert S. Desowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1997

"A real-life thriller. (First serial to Natural History Magazine)"
A fascinating tour through the world of tropical diseases, led by a guide with a lively sense of humor and a keen knowledge of medical history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Desowitz makes science scintillating, but his message is dead serious: It's not just bio-terrorists we need to be concerned about. (8 illustrations, not seen)"
Another idiosyncratic jaunt through the world of tropical diseases from the author of Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria? (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Sad tales, these, that leave the reader with more respect for nature, less for man."
Tropical medicine is outside the mainstream of biomedical research in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN WE WERE GOOD by Robert S. Cantwell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"An odd hodgepodge, which will be of interest primarily to the academic folklore community. (17 b&w photos)"
Jargon-rich but provocative study of the folk-music craze of the '60s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JAMES DEAN AFFAIR by Robert S. Levinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Star-crossed lovers Stevie and Neil do their best, but for readers who aren't current members of a James Dean Fan Club, it probably won't be enough."
It's September 30, 1955, and hotshot young actor James Dean has been driving his beloved two-door Porsche Spyder too fast to stop when he needs to. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1999

"The Vietnamese communists outfoxed McNamara during the Vietnam War; they do it again in this forgettable book."
The former secretary of defense and company offer a long-winded, overanalyzed, yet shallow look at the Vietnam War based on McNamara's interpretation of a series of meetings with former North Vietnamese officials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 1994

"Purple prose, flowery extended metaphors, and an obvious nostalgic longing for the 1960s mar what aspires to be an important study."
An alternately serious and silly look at the 60s as an era of spiritual change in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE RING by Robert S. Bennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A lively tale for lawyers and students of legal history."
Behind-the-scenes memoir from a D.C. insider who was Bill Clinton's personal attorney during the Paula Jones case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EVIL DEEDS WE DO by Robert S. Levinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"Levinson's (Finders, Keepers, Losers, Weepers, 2014, etc.) herky-jerky narration alternates between suspenseful buildups and elaborate back stories in a ruthless world in which no one is to be trusted, the author least of all."
A relentless prosecutor, a power-loving political aide and a desperate record producer form a dangerous triangle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEANUT BUTTER FRIDAYS by Robert S. Pehrsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2013

"Laugh-out-loud adventures of two precocious, disarmingly honest tween boys."
The hilarious epistolary memoir of a Catholic boyhood in Brooklyn by debut novelist but multipublished academic Pehrsson (Language and Literacy, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, DEATH AND THE TOYMAN by Robert S. Napier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 2006

"One of those what-were-they-thinking debuts."
Into the office of toy collector Jack Lorentz slithers the gorgeous blonde who once made a plaything out of him. Read full book review >