Search Results: "Stephen M. Irwin"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A flawlessly assembled thriller."
In the strange, devastating aftermath of Gray Wednesday, when the Earth's poles suddenly switched, the world is in even greater chaos, climatic distress and financial ruin than it is now. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD PATH by Stephen M. Irwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Although Irwin packs his debut novel with fairy-tale and horror-story motifs, the results are lamentably tame."
A haunted woods, an old witch and the death of several children over a century and a half—Irwin writes a cautionary fairy tale but sets it in contemporary Australia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"This cavil apart, an enlightening introduction to an important aspect of America's security."
An informative if somewhat self-serving brief for the various militias that augment America's professional soldiery during times of crisis, from a former Pentagon official who knows the territory at firsthand as a political minefield. Read full book review >

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THE BOMB by Stephen M. Younger
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A fast-moving, comprehensive overview of nuclear weaponry and how it has changed the world."
Short but impeccably detailed look at the history, science and politics of the atomic bomb. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE INK by Stephen M. Graham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2017

"A timely, often illuminating examination of systemic bigotry."
Graham, an attorney, details his confrontations with deep but subtle racism in his debut memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A detailed theoretical structure of employment systems that provides a context for understanding the functions of HR management."
An overview of the nine employment structures at the heart of all human resources systems and practices. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1992

``Cognitive neuroscience'' is the name of the game, which Harvard psychologist Kosslyn and Univ. of Geneva colleague Koenig equate to ``wet mind.'' The ``wet'' alludes to understanding how the brain really works (equating brain function to mind), and not, as with ``dry mind,'' to designing computers or models of artificial intelligence to perform visual perception or reasoning tasks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Massive World War II fireworks and individual heroism that accomplished little but makes for an entertaining read."
Any history of Operation Market-Garden, the September 1944 Allied airborne assault behind German lines has two strikes against it—masterful accounts by Cornelius Ryan and Martin Middlebrook. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1998

"A pleasant Borscht Belt memoir, much like a Borscht Belt meal: excessive beyond nourishment, but hey, why not try a little? (62 b&w photos, not seen) (For the grander side of life in the Catskills, see Richard Grossinger's Out of Babylon, p. 1622.)"
For more than half a century, until about 1970, legions of middle-class Jewish workers and businessmen moved their families each summer from crowded New York quarters to Catskill bungalow colonies and communal settlements known as kuchaleins (literally: ``cook alones''). Read full book review >