Search Results: "Robert S. Mayer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1991

"Once again, Mayer proves a wise and charming guide through some of the darkest corners of the human mind—and a temperate explorer of an ultrasensational phenomenon."
In Through Divided Minds (1988), N.Y.C. psychologist Mayer reported warmly on his work with sufferers of multiple personality disorder (MPD); here, he writes an equally compassionate account of his treatment of multiples possibly created by satanic cults. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"Fine fare for fans old and young."
Engaging reminiscences from an aging writer for whom the national pastime has been, if not a grand passion, at least a serious preoccupation. Read full book review >

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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 >

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IN THE KEY OF DEATH by Robert S. Levinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2008

"Stuffed with action, violence, sex, music-business savvy and plot, but not well enough written to be persuasive."
In the latest from Levinson (Ask a Dead Man, 2004, etc.), America's singing sweetheart is gunned down, leaving her ex-cop husband grief-stricken and obsessed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GENERATION OF LEAVES by Robert S. Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 1991

"Ponderous and leaden, convoluted, an epic but in tedium res."
The weight of American history in the decades surrounding the War of 1812 crushes Bloom's first novel, an ambitious but tedious saga of unrequited love and family affairs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"Both well written and researched—a valuable contribution to an ongoing discussion."
An expert on national security challenges stereotypes of Islamic militancy and the threat it poses. Read full book review >

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ASK A DEAD MAN by Robert S. Levinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2004

"Trashy, but not without its guilty pleasures."
The Stevie Marriner-Neil Gulliver series (Hot Paint, 2002, etc.) lies fallow while Levinson introduces newly widowed Katie McCrory, who's chasing the murderous Plowman. 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

Released: Aug. 16, 1999

Take The Aspern Papers, add plenty of sex talk about Marilyn and Elvis, sprinkle in some dead bodies, and you get—a first novel brimming with brio, self-confidence, and nostalgia for vanished idols of Hollywood's various Golden Ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"Useful for managers who want to minimize risks and maximize ROI."
A look at incentive programs with a ROI perspective. Read full book review >