Search Results: "Robert S. McPherson"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE EAGLE by Samuel Holiday
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2012

"The combination of Holiday's recollections and McPherson's academic expertise creates a valuable addition to the canon of specific WWII narratives."
A combination of memoir and ethnography study examining an unusual, inspiring aspect of the World War II Pacific campaign. Read full book review >

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HITLER AND THE HOLOCAUST by Robert S. Wistrich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"A solid addition to a vast literature."
A good general history that's also a relentlessly depressing example of a subject that can never make for light reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2002

"Though burdened with unnecessary data (on, for instance, the distribution of Groves's West Point classmates through various corps of the Army), Norris's narrative is of much use to students of the atomic age."
An overly detailed but useful biography of an unacknowledged founding father of the nuclear era. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ANTISEMITISM by Robert S. Wistrich
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A few heroes, a little good news to leaven the bad, would have made this a more edifying work. (B&w illustrations—24 pages—not seen.)"
The companion volume to a three-part TV series shown this spring on PBS. Read full book review >

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FINDERS, KEEPERS, LOSERS, WEEPERS by Robert S. Levinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2014

"Levinson (Phony Tinsel, 2013, etc.) avoids romanticizing either rock 'n' roll or the recording industry. He could, however, have found a better balance between crudeness and sentimentality—and a sharper focus on his main story."
When a rock star crashes and burns, he takes his best friend with him. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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THE LIVES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS by Robert S. Levine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"An astute, thorough literary study that will invite fresh readings of Douglass' writing."
A compelling scholarly study of the evolution of Frederick Douglass' thinking. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE JOHN LENNON AFFAIR by Robert S. Levinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"His ricocheting between distant past, near past, and present and his constant shifting from first person to third—not to mention his inability to construct a subordinate clause that refers to the proper antecedent—make this whodunit more obscure than the jacket of Abbey Road."
It's been 20 years since Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon dead outside the Dakota, but overgrown groupie Neil Gulliver (The James Dean Affair, 2000, etc.) just can't get over it. Read full book review >