Search Results: "William J. Ruehle"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An effective indictment of governmental abuse of power written by an unlikely but excellent source."
Once the chief financial officer of the tech firm Broadcom, Ruehle faced potential sentencing of more than 350 years in prison after federal prosecutors in Southern California charged him with multiple felonies for alleged corporate malfeasance. Here, he tells his side of the story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNTOLD TALES by William J. Brooke
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 30, 1992

"An irrepressibly clever book that will appeal to like- minded readers. (Fiction. 11+)"
In the manner of Brooke's A Telling of the Tales (1990, ALA Notable), four more sequels to, revisions of, and extrapolations from familiar stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 1992

"Puette makes clear that the media's negative portrayal has contributed to this state of affairs, but he has little to say about labor's own contribution. (Illustrations throughout.)"
A dissection of media bias against organized labor that makes newspapers' Labor Day editorials about the decline of unions sound like good press. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A good introduction to the history of a science on the cutting edge."
One of the newest scientific specialties has as its subject the oldest living things: the unbelievably ancient fossils of the Pre-Cambrian period. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Harmony by William J. Rewak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Would that all poets could write with such tact and humor."
That Rewak (The Orphan Bear, 2014, etc.) is a professor, a university chancellor, and a monk only makes the fact that he is also an accomplished poet more impressive. Read full book review >

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EXECUTION EVE by William J. Buchanan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Photographs—not seen). (First printing of 20,000; film rights sold to Multimedia Motion Pictures)"
One of the strangest, most convoluted true-crime tales of the year, recounted with skill by Buchanan (Creative Writing/University of New Mexico), whose father figured prominently in the case. Read full book review >

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SACRED HONOR by William J. Bennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Still, given the current enthusiasm for Bennett's crusade, the book is likely to be widely circulated. (First printing of 250,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
The indefatigable Bennett (The Moral Compass, 1995, etc.) continues his campaign to inculcate the old values into Americans generally—and young Americans more particularly—this time out by gathering selections from the writings of the generation that secured America's independence. Read full book review >

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MY JOURNEY AT THE NUCLEAR BRINK by William J. Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"Not an exciting account but a solid record of a terrifically significant public career."
A methodical memoir of a long, top-level government career developing nuclear deterrence strategy. Read full book review >

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THE MEN FROM THE BOYS by William J. Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1997

"An impressive debut. (Author tour)"
A charming, extended family of Boston gay men pursue the true meaning of passion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE HIGHWAYMAN AND MR. DICKENS by William J. Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1992

"More on the way."
This surprisingly formulaic sequel to The Detective and Mr. Dickens (1990) gets off to a brisk start with that staple of Victorian fiction, coitus interruptus, as a knock on the door brings Wilkie Collins and his sluttish doxy, Irish Meg, news that amiable lowlife Tally Ho Thompson has been arrested for two murders in a house he insists he'd been paid to break into by actor Dickie Dunn. Read full book review >