Search Results: "William B. Helmreich"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A highly readable study that probes the unprecedented scarring and healing of some of this century's most remarkable victims."
The first book-length study to document and analyze the ordeals and successes of immigrant Holocaust survivors. Read full book review >

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THE NEW YORK NOBODY KNOWS by William B. Helmreich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"This book is pure joy; even the most dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker will learn something new about this vibrant city."
Native New Yorker and CUNY sociology professor Helmreich (What Was I Thinking?: The Dumb Things We Do and How to Avoid Them, 2011, etc.) investigates all five of the city's boroughs on foot, tracking the robust and ever-changing entanglements between New York and its inhabitants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"A provocative analysis of the challenges facing makers of health-care policy."
A physician grounded in economics, ethics, and public policy sheds light on medical care issues by examining how the recent past has shaped the present and what the future is likely to offer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Crackerjack war adventures—and, in this case, the moon's the limit. (Twenty-nine photographs—not seen)"
Another smasher by Breuer, who specializes in thrilling reports of WW II spycraft and warfare (Geronimo!, Sea Wolf, Hitler's Undercover War—all 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1995

"An absorbing look at the impact of Alliance politics on the outcome of WW II."
In a global history of the Grand Alliance, military historian Breuer (Race to the Moon, 1993, etc.) shows that the shouting war that raged among Allied leaders was in its way almost as violent as the shooting one with the Axis. Read full book review >

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VENDETTA! by William B. Breuer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 1998

"Relying on American sources, including government documents and interviews with former spooks, Breuer adds some interesting tidbits to this often rehashed period of the Cold War. (17 photos, not seen)"
A specialist in highlighting the drama in espionage and war, Breuer (Shadow Warriors, 1996, etc.) chronicles the escalating clash between President John F. Kennedy and Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A valuable instructional resource for anyone invested in understanding and helping young people."
Longtime child services professional Kearney provides concrete, practical strategies in this guide to working with children and young adults ages 6 to 18. Read full book review >

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AHA! by William B. Irvine
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Bright, absorbing look into a mystifying source of inspiration, the kind that often uncaps a wellspring of ideas and potential."
A crisply written study of how and why eureka moments can power intellectual breakthroughs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"An information-packed reference for writers and researchers, and an addictive, thought-provoking browse for ordinary mortals."
The lives aren't always notable but the deaths are eminently quotable in this engrossing dictionary of final soliloquies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2005

"Packed with more factoids than a game of Trivial Pursuit, and enormously addictive."
A highly satisfying orgy of last facts, compiled by librarian Brahms. Read full book review >