Search Results: "William J. Broad"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A tribute with the genre's characteristic virtues (warmth) and vices (lack of objectivity), but on the money in assessing a justice unwavering in his dedication to civil rights and civil liberties."
The happy warrior of the Supreme Court's liberal wing from 1956 to 1990 is fondly recalled in these miscellaneous articles collected by Goldman (Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure/St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Nonetheless, The Oracle is an eye-opening account that will fascinate fans of both ancient history and modern science."
Thoughtfully blending geology, archaeology and ancient history, New York Times staffer Broad (The Universe Below, 1997, etc.) shows scientists unraveling one of antiquity's mysteries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1997

"Broad's sympathetic portrayal of the new breed of underwater scientists and explorers, and of their state-of-the-art equipment, make this a fascinating account of the newest frontier. (illustrations)"
The exploration of the ocean depths is one of the newest of sciences; here's a capable summary of the progress to date. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A fascinating, persuasive case for demythologizing yoga and recognizing its true value to mind and body."
A fair, well-reasoned assessment of the many extraordinary claims made for yoga. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Hungarians have a reputation for morose introspection, with associated high suicide rates'') detract from what is otherwise an important and eye- opening exposÇ. (B&w photographs and drawings—not seen.)"
New York Times science-writer Broad (Star Warriors, 1985, etc.), twice a Pulitzer-winner, presents a refreshingly factual account of how physicist Edward Teller sold the Star Wars concept to two conservative Administrations—and adds some prescient comments on how to prevent such apparent abuses of power in the future. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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Twisted Broad by Nicole Jackson Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2015

"A friendly look at sex and love for a specific audience."
A sexually savvy collection of blog posts and original material. Read full book review >

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BROAD INFLUENCE by Jay Newton-Small
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A cogent argument for gender parity and a revealing look at cultural change."
How women effect change once they reach a critical mass. Read full book review >

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JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

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J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

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DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

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J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >