Search Results: "Ronald F. Levant"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 1995

"A refreshing departure from all the chest thumping and campfire flatulence of the recent men's movement."
Levant's practical, realistic approach to a new masculinity has little use for ``taking on animal names and dancing naked in the woods.'' Still, says Levant (Psychology/Harvard Medical School), men are at a point where they can and must redefine manhood. Read full book review >

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SIX IS SO MUCH LESS THAN SEVEN by Ronald Himler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"Those of any age recovering from the loss of a pet will welcome this soothing story that allows for a time to grieve, without urging the bereaved to cheer up or move on too quickly. (Picture book. 4+)"
A touching tribute to pets and how they enrich our lives is gently illustrated in Himler's (A Thanksgiving Turkey, 2001, etc.) trademark soft watercolors. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF THE BOMB by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"He also gives Paul plenty of food for thought about the hazards of rushing to judgment, of taking people at face value and, most profoundly, of living in a pervasive climate of fear—all decidedly relevant topics for today's readers to mull, too. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Ever-so-aptly billed "Stand By Me meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers," this multilayered historical novel features a quartet of quarrelsome—but loyal in the crunch—13-year-olds responding to the anxieties of the McCarthy-era Cold War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 18, 1990

A deft wide-angle combination of journalism (more than 300 interviews) and his. tory, chronicling the uneasy embrace between the capital of power and the capital of glamour. Read full book review >

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ROOM OF SHADOWS by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An introduction that might tempt readers to explore Poe's own nightmares. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
What kind of horror might Edgar Allan Poe perpetrate in today's world? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 1997

"A well-conducted tour for those curious about genes, viruses, DNA, and our mysterious immune system. (Author tour)"
In this illuminating chronicle of the progress of medicine in understanding and battling infectious diseases, Glasser links the work of today's immunologists, microbiologists, and virologists with the struggles of earlier medical pioneers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING HUMAN by Ronald Munson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 1991

"Lacks the psychological depth of, say, Thomas Harris, but vivid characters and a hurtling plotline add up to sleek and sure escapist entertainment, just right for its beach-time publication date."
Here's an unusual fiction debut: a formulaic but tight and swift serial-killer thriller—by a professor of philosophy of science and medicine (at the Univ. of Missouri). Read full book review >