Search Results: "William J. Birnes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Shallow and unpersuasive."
Intriguing but insufficiently skeptical account of the paranormal in American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 17, 2007

"Does the world blow up? Only the most doggedly persistent of readers will care to find out."
In space, no one can hear you scream—especially if the satellites grow cold. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2013

"A thin, mostly secondhand portrait of a misguided doctor and the harm he caused his famous clientele."
JFK, his rogue doctor and the conspiracy to kill a meth-addicted president. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MICKEY ROONEY by Richard A. Lertzman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A comprehensive portrait of Mickey the screw-up; those wanting a more considered portrait of the artist will be disappointed."
The scuzzy life and desperate times of a movie icon. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF VIRTUES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by William J. Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The virtues espoused, assumed to be objective categories rooted in common sense and in universal moral imperatives, are as perennial as the grass, and even if they have become buzzwords in today's political climate, the book is not just for the ethically challenged. (Anthology. 11-13)"
A book with a mission—its purpose, in some people's minds, could not be more timely nor more necessary. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM IN RUSSIA by William J. vanden Heuvel
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A well-executed anthology on a difficult subject, with a strong variety of insider perspectives on the Russian chimera."
A variegated, intense compendium of contemporary thought on the Russian future, providing a plenitude of useful and thought-provoking viewpoints. Read full book review >

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SPACE AGE by William J. Walter
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An awful lot like a standard space trip: spectacular blastoff, then lots of monotonous information-processing with occasional glimpses of heavenly glory. (Myriad color photos.)"
By-the-numbers history of the space age, a companion volume to an upcoming six-part PBS series. Read full book review >