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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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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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 >

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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Unlikely to find much readership outside of the psychoanalytic hardcore."
Psychobiography meets psychiatric case study in this life of the eminently strange theorist. Read full book review >