The book is filled with surprising facts about the drink.
Dawkins's account of his early years is surprisingly intimate and moving. His was the kind of childhood we might all dream of.
Command and Control is the product of six years’ labour, through which Schlosser turned himself from a layman to an expert. It is complex, deliberative and imaginative work, more of art than of urgent pamphleteering.
You might not agree with all of Butler’s conclusions, but she is both thoughtful and passionate about the hard questions she raises — questions that most of us will at some point have to consider.
In the midst of this miasma, real doctors and nurses made decisions that shortened the lives of real patients. Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital...is the breathtaking, definitive account of an American hospital’s worst nightmare.
Higashida wants readers to feel his discomfort, and he manages it surprisingly well for a 13-year-old.
Hollis gives a few details about this "no-man's land of the city," but he never does get down in it, preferring to observe from above. This becomes increasingly problematic as "Cities Are Good for You" progresses...
The problem...is that we “tend not to take notice of such long-developing trends...The first and perhaps largest barrier to halting police militarization has probably been awareness.” After reading Balko, you’ll be aware, alright—and scared.
The most impressive part of the book is the 68 pages of footnotes in which Mr Studwell dips into his trove of reading and reporting.
While the vignettes drawn from her two years in a posh psychiatric hospital are witty and often powerful, their concern with surface detail conveys little sense of Kaysen as the suicidal 18-year-old who was admitted.
While it is unlikely that scientists will synthesize a human in the near future, genuinely amazing biology is in the works, and Rutherford delivers a fascinating overview.
Be warned. In the early part of this book, Parks vents his commuting grievances with all the ferocity and paranoia of any "disgusted of Tunbridge Wells", albeit with better style and more black humour.
Some day, someone will write a great book about the rise of Indian-Americans. In the meantime, this is a rollicking story of hubris and the suffering it brings.
A dramatic study emphasizing some of the combined consequences of ideological obsessions and bureaucratic thoughtlessness.
Hanson accurately describes these men as a “rare breed” of “mavericks and loners.” From Athens to Iraq, they seized their moments and reshaped history.
The Anatomy of Violence is a sobering reminder that for all our cultural pretensions, we are also at the mercy of our biological systems.
Putting aside the sensational ideas proposed in “Time Reborn,” it is a triumph of modern physics that we are even asking such questions as what determined the initial conditions of the universe.
The new American way of war is here, but the debate about it has only just begun. In “The Way of the Knife”, Mr Mazzetti has made a valuable contribution to it.
Since Stockman convinced us the problems are nearly insoluble, a more balanced presentation would make this a more functional document.
Intelligent and thought-provoking views into the complexities of addiction and recovery.