Search Results: "Ronald Piana"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Serious charges voiced in strong language, certain to be met with rebuttals from those whose ox has just been gored, and a must-read for any man concerned about his prostate."
The scientist who discovered the prostate specific antigen in 1970 explains emphatically why he considers use of the PSA test for routinely screening healthy men for cancer to be a profit-driven national disaster. Read full book review >

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FIRST GENERATION by David La Piana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"A uniquely American tale of the lasting impact of war, the power of friendship, and a fraught bond between father and son."
In La Piana's novel, the son of Italian immigrants struggles to understand his remote father while growing up in Los Angeles. 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 >

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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 >

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DOGGY BAG by Ronald Sukenick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"The rancid leftovers in this Doggy Bag are best left under wraps."
A tedious story of academic boredom that shows why postmodernist fiction at its worst deserves its disparaging popular and critical reception. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Occasionally compelling, but generally dry."
All you need is love. Or at least a cognitive psychological process that fosters intersubjectivity. 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 >

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JEAN RENOIR by Ronald Bergan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 1994

"A charming work that successfully and lovingly evokes the world of one of the cinema's true giants."
Film historian Bergan (The United Artists Story, not reviewed) contributes a warm and intelligent new biography of the great French filmmaker to the celebration of the centennial of his birth this fall. Read full book review >