Search Results: "Steven R. Weisman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2002

"Readers on all sides of the taxation issue will find useful material in Weisman's fluent narrative, solid proof that financial history need not be dull."
A book to warm an IRS agent's heart: a lucid history and careful defense of the US income tax. Read full book review >

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This Side of the Whirlwind by Steven R. Harrel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2016

"A new and urgent reading of Christian Tribulation Scripture."
A debut book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Christian doctrine of the end times. Read full book review >

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ECHOES DOWN THE CORRIDOR by Arthur Miller
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 9, 2000

"Miller comes across as an engaging and honest interlocutor, and many readers will surely enjoy his wit and intellect. Even if some of his opinions rub the wrong way, the logic behind his arguments and the sheer breadth of his knowledge will nevertheless be appreciated."
A volume of essays, 1994-99, by one of America's most prominent American playwrights—an engaged intellectual and public figure who has remained abreast of the major political, social, and cultural events for over half of the last century. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF STEVEN by Steven T. Stevenson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 12, 2015

"A strangely effective blend: an optimistic book about suicide."
A fast-paced fantasy novel about suicide and what comes after. Read full book review >

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TREKS NOT TAKEN by Steven R. Boyett
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Good fun, especially for readers who get both the literary and Trek references."
Those alarmed by the claim (in the title of one recent book) that Star Trek has conquered the world may find this book confirming their fears—or showing just how unlikely they are. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Much more than just another dietary fad, Gundry's scientifically proven approach to restoring a healthy microbiome will reorient your approach to food."
A fresh, learned perspective on eating healthy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 1991

"Simple, cozy, unadorned: like a night around a campfire, somewhere in those gorgeous Yellowstone mountains."
A genial, wide-eyed nature-lover who happens to be Yellowstone's chief ranger writes of the Park's natural wonders and troubles in this entertaining if corny report. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Sure to spark intense debate among those concerned with the study of human sexuality."
A fresh and theoretically enticing approach to the study of human sexuality. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN by Alan Weisman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Some news is hopeful, and a few nations have taken action, so this is not a jeremiad but a realistic, vividly detailed exploration of the greatest problem facing our species."
Following up The World Without Us (2007), which explored how the Earth might heal from our depredations if humans became extinct, journalist Weisman writes a more conventional but equally astute analysis of how humans might avoid extinction. Read full book review >

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NO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE by Jonathan Weisman
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fresh, enlightening book, complex, emotionally resonant, and readable."
An American college student extends his year abroad in Thatcher-ite England and takes a position assisting a quadriplegic in New York Times reporter Weisman's debut novel. Read full book review >

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KBL by John  Weisman
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A down-and-dirty thriller that feels as rushed as its publication date."
In a fictional version of the recent true-life event, SEAL Team Six rises to the occasion and terminates the world's most famous terrorist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Despite some fine writing and genuinely interesting social history, this exploration of the self through the lens of family history is too narrow a subject to sustain this lengthy narrative."
Everyone's family history is endlessly fascinating - to them. To avoid boring a non-family member, however, requires either great skill as a storyteller or extremely colorful relatives. Read full book review >