Search Results: "William D. Rubinstein"


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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"No surprises in this first novel (except that the hardcover's tidy trim size is the same as the paperback's), but sunny and readable, with a dash of social concern and funny repartee. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Gossamer-thin suburban comedy, set in idyllic southern California, about a teenager who can't decide whether to stay with his true friends or join the in-crowd. T.J. Durant is smarting: after three glorious months, luscious, well-connected classmate Janet Brooks has dropped him for student body Pres David Whitworth, ``a guy whose hair has never needed combing.'' Vivian ``Take No Prisoners'' Chandler, a friend since grade school, firmly snags him on the rebound, but when T.J. founds a school club and appears on the evening news after a successful fund-raiser, Janet comes trotting back. Read full book review >

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MUCH ADO ABOUT PROM NIGHT by William D. McCants
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Readers will love this temporary transfer to Luna High. (Fiction. 12+)"
McCants (Anything Can Happen in High School (and it usually does), 1993) constructs a modern high school setting, douses it with retro naãvetÇ, and casts some intelligent, near-squeaky clean heroes and heroines. Read full book review >

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BASILICA by William D. Montalbano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 1999

"Formulaic and hackneyed, but written with plenty of action and a good, crisp pace: the sort of book you don—t put down until it's finished—and then promptly forget it. (First printing of 75,000; $750,000 ad/promo)"
The latest of the post-Woltyla Vatican thrillers to come on the market, this one by the late newspaperman and novelist (A Death in China, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1995

"An impressive amassing of case histories, both horrifying and inspirational, resulting in a book that's breezy, sanctimonious, and dull. (Author tour)"
Reason Foundation fellows Eggers and O'Leary argue that government should be downsized and its energies redirected. ``Beyond the Beltway, in the towns, cities, and states of America . . .'' Here we go again. Read full book review >

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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

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

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 >