Search Results: "William Rosen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2007

"Rigorous, highly informative history written with passion, panache and an appealing bit of attitude."
A former editor and publisher debuts with a polymathic account of the rise and reign of the Emperor Justinian (a.d. 527-565), whose greatest nemesis turned out to be a microscopic terror he could neither see nor identify. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"An encyclopedic reference for researchers and practitioners but also accessible for general readers due to Rosen's lively depiction of the people, places, and politics that color the history of the fight against infectious disease."
A richly documented history of the rise—and threatened future—of antibiotics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2014

"A work that glows from the author's relish for his subject."
Erudite rendering of the cataclysmic climate changes wrought at the start of the 14th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A staggering work of epistemological research."
Former book editor and publisher Rosen (Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe, 2007) pursues the question of why English-speaking peoples developed the key mechanical innovations that propelled the modern world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EPIPHANIST by William Rosencrans
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2012

"An ambitious, compelling debut."
Rosencrans' cerebral sci-fi debut depicts a young man's dark, picaresque journey through the complicated strata of a future both engineered and savage. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AND STRUDEL by Dorothy Rosen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Still, if you liked Death and Blintzes (1985), this will probably also be your cup of Mogen David."
Oy, are there problems at Boston's Charles Street Pharmacy for widowed salesclerk Belle Appleman to solve. Read full book review >

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WOUNDABOUT by Lev Rosen
by Lev Rosen, illustrated by Ellis Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Appealing and pleasingly thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A cliff-top river town, subterranean tunnels, and gearwork essentials figure in an intriguing steampunk fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Fool's gold would be too generous a description."
An uneven study of the California Gold Rush. Read full book review >