Search Results: "William D. Crano"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"The core rules governing minority success are overshadowed by the supporting evidence in this manual for social change."
A social psychologist explains how the few can persuade the many. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAGE OF INNOCENCE by William D. Pease
Released: May 1, 1993

"The verdict: Scott Turow has a lot to answer for. (First printing of 35,000)"
A determined Maryland police detective breaks ranks with her colleagues to defend a man accused of killing his wife—in this ambitious but deeply flawed courtroom drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Few readers will be fooled by the wiles of the treacherous knife-hunters, but most will get their money's worth, which is more than you can say of the characters."
One priceless lot to be sold at a closed auction, six high-rolling bidders, one million nefarious dodges: a second adventure for antique dealer Kay Williams (The Time of the Cricket, 1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A comprehensive, illuminating and highly readable study of a notorious episode in the annals of the American justice system."
Vanity Fair contributing editor and Duke University alumnus Cohan (Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, 2011) turns a microscopic lens on the 2006 scandal involving an alleged rape by members of the school's lacrosse team. Read full book review >

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The Red Phone by William D. Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"A short novel that tells a formidable story in a small package, even if it sprints through some of the typical thriller's finer points."
In Clark's debut thriller, the U.S. president and various experts scramble to stop Muslim terrorists from detonating a nuclear device in New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"The open door for a sequel seems overly optimistic. (First printing of 30,000)"
This pedestrian thriller pits a Japanese cop and an American agent for wealthy art collectors against a brutal yakuza executioner as they struggle for a legendary samurai sword. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 1997

"Some valuable historical modifications may be lost due to a tone and strategy that make the author sound too much like an apologist for the Allies' inaction."
In this revisionist history Rubinstein (History/Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth) sets out to debunk as ``illogical and ahistorical'' the work of several established historians who raise the question of Allied culpability during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"If Piersen can't consistently provide jolts of new understanding, his compilation of materials remains readable and interesting throughout."
Piersen (History/Fisk University) looks at selected areas of American culture from a perspective that offers an occasional convincing surprise, as he focuses on African traditions and social mechanisms that reached the New World (including the Caribbean and Latin America) with the black slaves. Read full book review >