Search Results: "Timothy D. Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1998

A full-dress study of a great general whose life spanned the life of his young nation—from the Founding Fathers to the Civil War—but who has been largely neglected by historians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OSCILLATING BRAIN by Timothy D. Sheehan
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A work that has something important to say about the role of neurobiology in social conflict—but doesn't say quite enough."
A psychiatrist examines complex systems of brain structure and function in order to probe the roots of social discord. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Rendered in bite-sized portions with ample servings of statistics and case studies, readers should have no trouble digesting any of it—no matter how faulty their own personal narrative about 'science books' may be."
Change is hard. Or is it? A keen observer of the human condition explains how tweaking our personal narratives can have a huge effect on our lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCIELL by Auden D. Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"A middling but occasionally intriguing dark fantasy."
Johnson, inher debut, offers the first installment of a new horror-fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LYING BELIEFS by Maurice D. Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2014

"Though theoretically written for and aimed at, well, everyone, this book is more likely to find an appreciative audience among the popular philosophy and self-help crowds."
A proposed alternative to traditional religious ideologies, focusing on the inherent godliness of every human being. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Well-organized and fast-paced, with convincing insights into the minds of List and his victims: a true-crime success. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Chilling account of the multiple murders that shocked newspaper readers and TV viewers in 1971, and stunned them 18 years later when the killer was at last caught through the auspices of a popular TV program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW BORDER VOICES by Brandon D. Shuler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 7, 2014

"Students of Texas literature will want this as an index of both up-and-coming and canonical writers (absent Benjamin Sáenz and Cormac McCarthy). For students of borderlands literature writ large, a more general collection extending westward awaits its gatherer."
A mixed bag of writings from and about the Rio Grande country of Ojinaga, Terlingua and suchlike places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAMURAI'S DAUGHTER by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Like Merrill's The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars (p. 1191), an unusual glimpse of an independent-minded girl in long-ago Japan; a handsome book that will have many uses. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
From medieval Japan (as detailed in a careful note), a wonderful legend about the dauntless Tokoyo, whose beloved father Kuma has taught her the samurai virtues, plus such manly arts as riding; and who insists, despite her noble birth, on learning to dive for pearls, a traditional skill of women of the Oki Islands. Read full book review >