Posts Tagged ‘book review’

By Steven M. Gillon Published by Basic Books, Perseus Books Group, New York, 2011 Click to Buy this Book! Author Steven M. Gillon wastes no words in this gem of a history book. From Chapter 1 through the end of the Epilogue the book is only 188 pages in length and very effectively follows a […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
Categories: History, Reviews

By Steven Watts University of Missouri Press, First Paperback Printing, 2001 Click to Buy this Book! In the Introduction of this 526-page biography of Walter Elias Disney (1904–1966), Steven Watts, Chairman of the History Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, describes some of the challenges involved in the immense undertaking of this project: the sheer […]

Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at 00:01 | 1 comment
Categories: Biography, Reviews

By Raymond Moody, MD, and Paul Perry HarperCollins Publishers, HarperOne, 2012 Click to Buy this Book! Paranormal is the autobiography of Raymond A. Moody, Jr., MD (b. June 30, 1944 in the small town of Porterdale, Georgia). It is the thirteenth book he has published, with five co-authored by Paul Perry, author of Transformed by […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
Categories: Paranormal, Reviews

By Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Borzoi Books, New York, 2005 Click to Buy this Book! In the Author’s Note and Acknowledgments section, Martin Sherwin informs the reader that this biography was 25 years in the making. The work began in 1979 with a visit to the “Oppenheimer Ranch” […]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
Categories: Biography, Reviews

By William Sheehan Published by Cambridge University Press, 1995, 2007 Click to Buy this Book! This 429-page biography of Edward Emerson Barnard (1857–1923), an astronomer who is best known for his discovery of Jupiter’s fifth satellite, now named Amalthea, and “Barnard’s Star,” was published in its paperback edition in 2007 and, with its new preface, […]

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 00:01 | 2 comments
Categories: Biography, Reviews