Paul C. (Paul-RLT) - Reviews

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2004 PDR -Physicians' Desk Reference
2004 PDR -Physicians' Desk Reference
Author: Thomson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/20/2005


This is the comprehensive drug information text as used by doctors...2004 version. It contains drug names...brand and generic and all the relevant technical data. Total pages 3538 and also two supplements.


3 by Flannery O'Connor
3 by Flannery O'Connor
Author: Flannery O'Connor
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 4/11/2007


A compilation of three works by this classic author...the middle work is a collection of short stories


Abounding Love: A Treasury of Wisdom
Abounding Love: A Treasury of Wisdom
Author: M. Scott Peck
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 1/11/2006


Book of quotations re: love and friendship with commentary by M. Scott Peck the author of "The Road Less Travelled".


Acceptable Risk
Acceptable Risk
Author: Robin Cook
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/27/2006


Story begins with Salem "witch" then moves on to modern times and a new chemical isolated from her old Salem home. Chemical developed into new psych drug... Strong characters and science background.


Acts of Faith
Acts of Faith
Author: Philip Caputo
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/22/2015


Well researched book about Africa - Sudan. Reader certainly gains much background knowledge regarding the cultures and the causes of the long wars there. (Text makes you angry and depressed at times because of the gross injustices depicted.) The reader also gains insight on the workings and limitations of relief organizations.
The fiction and characters are blended into the factual setting. The problem with the novel is the length. It's over 650 pages. After 150 pages, I had a realistic sense of the suffering/war in Sudan and the fiction itself wasn't that compelling - so I gave up on this book.
If you have plenty of time, the novel is probably worth completing.


Adolph Hitler, Volume I
Adolph Hitler, Volume I
Author: John Toland
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 9/2/2006


Volume I of an extensive biography


Adolph Hitler, Volume II
Adolph Hitler, Volume II
Author: John Toland
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/2/2006


Extensive biography, Volume II


After Long Silence
After Long Silence
Author: Helen Fremont
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/31/2015


Story of daughters - raised Catholic - who slowly unravel the European history of their parents - Jewish survivors of WWII. The chaos and horror of the period (1930's - 1940's) is well documented in this book.
The parents who were forced to abandon Judaism to survive, did not wish to relive this past with their daughters -so the truth was a challenge to obtain.
All in all, an eye-opening book.


Airframe
Airframe
Author: Michael Crichton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/28/2010


This novel revealed many interesting facts re: planes, carriers, and politics (in the airline industry). The plot was plausible and suspenseful. The main characters were well drawn and believable. Overall,this book represents a solid effort and is well worth reading.


All Hands Down: The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion
Review Date: 3/2/2011


Factual story of submarines and especially the USS Scorpion. The likely fate of the submarine and it's last minutes presented in horrifying detail.


Appointment in Samarra
Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/14/2011


A good novel and quick read... Society, parties, mobsters, alcohol - somewhat reminiscent of "The Great Gatsby". However,I would not place this author on the same level of F. Scott Fitzerald, Hemingway or Steinbeck. Still, this is a quite interesting work with excellent character development. Some of the language is dated.


The Backyard Tribe
The Backyard Tribe
Author: Neil B. Shulman
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 2/28/2006


Humorous novel re: a Masai tribe coming and living in USA...written by MD with experience in transcultural affairs.


Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Author: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 4/28/2007


One of the earliest Black authors... tells the true story of a freed slave who goes to Washington D.C. and becomes an intimate in the household of Abraham Lincoln. (Published in 1998 -The Lakeside Classics.)


Beyond Belief : The Secret Gospel of Thomas
Beyond Belief : The Secret Gospel of Thomas
Author: Elaine Pagels
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/29/2015


I agree with those reviewers who state this book has a misleading title. What is explored is the whole phenomenon of early christianity and its literature. The gospel of Thomas is not the major focus of the book. In fact, Dr. Pagels devoted many more pages to the gospel of John. In any case, the value of this work, is the convincing arguments that the early church was very diverse. She elucidated the process by which a unified "orthodox" church eventually emerged - after hundreds of years.
All in all, I have given the book a rating of 3 stars. In this area, I prefer Dr. Bart Ehrman - who is more readable.


Bhagavad - Gita
Bhagavad - Gita
Author: Barbara Stoler Miller -translator
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 4/12/2007


163 pages... modern translation of centuries old classic


Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavad Gita
Author: Barbara Stol Miller
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/13/2007


Classic Hindu text


The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
Review Date: 1/18/2008


Controversial work using archaeology to show that most of the Old Testament history is largely fiction.


Billions and Billions: : Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
Review Date: 9/19/2005


Rational,interesting discussion of astronomy and other scientific topics...in non-technical language. This is by the same author of Cosmos.


Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
Review Date: 12/26/2006


Classic story for the young teen reader.


The Bonesetter's Daughter
The Bonesetter's Daughter
Author: Amy Tan
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/28/2007


By the author of "The Kitchen's God's Wife" and "The Joy Luck Club"


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