Search Results: "Ruth Pollack Coughlin"


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GRIEVING by Ruth Pollack Coughlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"While those who have suffered a loss many appreciate Coughlin's memoir, others will wish for less self-absorption and more about Bill, so that they might participate in the author's grief rather than witnessing it with a mixture of pity and impatience."
Raw outpouring of loss that's by turns moving and trying, by the widow of the recently deceased novelist and judge William J. Coughlin. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL'S FIRST WAR by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An absorbing youthful biography and a messy history lesson that holds eerie pertinence today."
Daily Telegraph executive foreign editor Coughlin (Khomeini's Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam, 2009, etc.) infuses many of the celebrated traits of Winston Churchill (1874-1965) with a charming naïveté as he set out as a young man to reclaim his family's good name. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"A valuable study of three decades of a defiant radical Islamic regime."
Daily Telegraph executive foreign editor Coughlin (American Ally: Tony Blair and the War on Terror, 2006, etc.) reports on the causes and effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Read full book review >

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ALTERNADAD by Neal Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Foolproof material, illustrated with snapshots proving Elijah's cuteness."
A rock-'n'-roll writer becomes a father and finds it wonderful. Read full book review >

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TEMPORARY AGENCY by Rachel Pollack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Pollack (Unquenchable Fire, 1992, etc.) turns the world on its spiritual head, offering an alternative view of the matters in which the government, however spiritualized, is still not to be trusted."
Ellen Pierson's worst fears are realized when her cousin Paul's true love, the operator of a temp agency down the hall, turns out to be one of the Malignant Ones, a host of supernatural beings who torment humans in this post-revolutionary world (the Benign Ones aid humans). Read full book review >

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BREAKING AND ENTERING by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A rich and satisfying novel that explores in a significant way contemporary issues of family, religion and politics."
An exploration of Tolstoy's dictum about unhappy families. Read full book review >

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KLEPTO by Jenny Pollack
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pollack's writing keeps the story light enough for teen audiences, yet races along with real suspense as she convincingly explores the depths of adolescence. (Fiction. YA)"
In this outstanding first novel, two 14-year old girls become best friends by forming a common bond: shoplifting. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOUTH by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Delicate but dazzling."
Incisive, beautifully crafted stories about family relationships, focused especially on the dynamic between fathers and daughters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"A cogent look at one of the conceptual bedrocks of language."
Examination of how analogies are more than just a section on the SAT exam; they are powerfully relatable tools that shape how we communicate ideas and influence others. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ALLY by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Both Clinton and Cheney may be surprised to learn how much Blair privately disagreed with some of their actions, but Coughlin's point remains: Blair and his nation are America's strongest allies today. A worthy—and newsworthy—book."
Tony Blair's no mere Festus to George Bush's Marshall Dillon. No, writes London-based journalist and Iraq-watcher Coughlin, he stands tall all on his own. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1999

"What he has to say about infection, cancer, aging, and genome research carries a sufficient weight of scientific wisdom by itself to bear attending—on the art of policymakers, health professionals, and the public itself."
Marry Freud to brain circuitry and use that linkage to indict modern biomedical science: this is the aim of Pollack, former Columbia College dean, now professor of biological sciences in this intense, provocative volume. Read full book review >