Search Results: "Scott A. Rivkees"


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RESIDENT ON CALL by Scott A. Rivkees
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Amusing medical stories as seen through the eyes of a new doctor."
Firsthand accounts of life as a newly graduated pediatric doctor. Read full book review >

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WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN by John A. Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Even the eroticism grows tedious."
Scott (Blair, 1989) appears to have misplaced his sense of humor in this slight novel, which would more appropriately be titled Men and Women Who Think About Sex Too Much. Read full book review >

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THE STEPS THEY TOOK by Scott A. Williams
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"The drama of this 12-step recovery story lies too much in sordid events and reportage, and not enough in the observable inner development of its characters."
In Williams' debut novel, two people—a man going through a messy divorce and a suicidal woman—meet and support each other as they both begin recovery from alcoholism. Read full book review >

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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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GOLDWYN: A Biography by A. Scott Berg
Released: April 10, 1989

The life of movie empire-builder Samuel Goldwyn, retold expertly by Berg, American Book Award-winner for Max Perkins (1978). Read full book review >

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LINDBERGH by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"With Berg's free access to previously unavailable documentation, this is sure to be the definitive biography of Lindbergh. (First serial to Vanity Fair; film rights to DreamWorks)"
A magisterial work chronicling the life of a great American hero, from a National Book Award—winning author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"An earnest entry in an emerging academic discipline, but a dreary topic for recreational reading."
A book about failure? In America? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"Both will charm readers, whether picky eaters or no. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Child and monster connect in this airy tale of interspecies friendship. Read full book review >

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POINT OF DREAMS by Melissa Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"If replete with rather fussy detail, the scenario's unusually well developed and intricately plotted: a solidly engrossing entry in this tolerably persuasive series."
Another in the authors' series of gumshoe fantasies (Point of Hopes, 1995) set in a Renaissance world where both magic and astrology work. Read full book review >

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POINT OF HOPES by Melissa Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Still, readers in no particular hurry will find plenty to divert them."
Scott and Barnett's (previous collaboration, the paperback The Armor of Light, 1987) medieval fantasy world has two suns; magic works here, as does astrology. Read full book review >

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THE INTERNATIONALISTS by Oona A.  Hathaway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Rich in implication, particularly in a bellicose time, and of much interest to students of modern history and international relations."
"If law shapes real power, and ideas shape the law, then we control our fate"—a searching analysis of contending views of state violence and warfare. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"A good choice for the parent collection. (Parent Collection)"
Clinical psychologists Thurber and Malinowski use their own experiences as campers and camp staff to guide parents in the search for the perfect camp experience for their children. Read full book review >