Search Results: "William J. Rehder"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"Enough rich material here to spawn another night of TV crime drama. Law & Order: Bank Robbery Squad, anyone?"
Fast-paced, hard-boiled, anecdotal account of pursuing bank robbers, by a veteran FBI agent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"Intellectually challenging but very readable, this examination of the most troubling European turmoil of the last decade is highly recommended for both personal use and professional reference."
A wonderfully diverse collection of essays, memoirs, letters, and interviews that comprises a robust spectrum of views on the Kosovo conflict and the NATO air campaign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"If wishful thinking were dollars, this book would be a gold mine. As it is, Holstein provides an optimistic but not necessarily candy-colored view of a resurgent American economy."
Prescriptions for saving our skins from the Chinese economic juggernaut—a replay of the 1980s Japan-as-number-one scare, writes economic journalist Holstein (Why GM Matters, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GYPSY ESCAPADES by William J. Jackson
Released: April 30, 2012

"Although its suspense level could be higher, this novel satisfies with its wonderfully complex and vivid setting."
An American graduate student in India teams up with an intelligence agent and others to prevent a crisis that could spark bloody chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"An excellent exposition of key factors in a perennial economic conundrum."
How trade has evolved to impact nations and cultures in ways that are always dynamic but not always predictable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Never buy an answer until you know the question-a proposition, by its very lack of cunning, that allows Adams to cut through the data smog."
Adams systematically investigates the thinking that should precede and follow the use of math in decision-making processes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MAN'S TRASH by William J. Jehle
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"A thorough book on one of the least-explored corners of American music."
Jehle (Cigar Box Ukulele, 2016, etc.) outlines the curious history of cigar box instruments in this revised edition of his 2010 book.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A unique and sophisticated understanding of Hollywood's indispensable gay and lesbian culture."
Mann (Wisecracker, 1998, etc.) intriguingly chronicles the experience of gay men and lesbians in Hollywood during the studio era: "a haven for homosexuals, a place to thrive and, within parameters, live and work with a degree of personal authenticity." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1995

"Overall, a finely nuanced, beautifully written work, one that is rich in case studies and should help clinicians and patients alike to move therapy beyond the morally sterile culture of narcissism in which it's too often stuck."
A ringing, persuasive call for injecting moral considerations- -both personal and political— into the often self-oriented world of psychotherapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUCK FEVER by Ben Rehder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Briskly paced, amusing, spiced with deftly drawn good-old-boy portraits: an altogether promising debut."
Though it lacks the bravura resonance of Independence Day, Bastille Day, or even Mother's Day, Opening Day of the deer-hunting season is a special time in Blanco, Texas. Read full book review >