RaveLibrary JournalCliff is an expert writer who artfully takes on a complex subject in a comprehensible, entertaining, and humorous manner. He even describes his own childhood attempt to uncover the chemical composition of an apple pie. This fascinating work is highly recommended.
RaveLibrary JournalIn this dramatic account, Shesol (Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court) tells the story of the first manned American spaceflight into orbit. In the introduction, Shesol skillfully sets the scene, describing an anxious nation that watched as John Glenn prepared to launch aboard the spacecraft Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962 ... This well-researched and exciting read is recommended for those interested in the history of the space race or the Cold War.
PositiveLibrary JournalIreland depicts their story in an eloquent, lively manner overall, with sympathy for both of them ... A comprehensive account for those who like biographies about important historical figures.
Alice L. Baumgartner
PositiveLibrary JournalBaumgartner brings to life the stories of slaves who escaped to Mexico and how they made it to freedom ... Well-written and well-researched, this work is recommended for those interested in causes of the Civil War, Mexican-American history, and human rights.
Benjamin Carter Hett
PositiveLibrary JournalThought provokingly, Hett notes that commonalities between the 1930s and today, with an increase in nationalism along with media used by skilled politicians to manipulate the masses. Moreover, he suggests that lessons learned by dealing with the Nazi regime could be applied today ...This compelling work is highly recommended for those interested in World War II or in the history of fascism.
David S. Reynolds
PositiveLibrary JournalAmbitious, comprehensive, and highly recommended for public and academic libraries.
Byron L. Dorgan
PositiveLibrary JournalA passionate, heartfelt account that will heighten our awareness of an important issue.
RaveLibrary JournalFishman skillfully tells the remarkable story ... Fishman provides fascinating details about the mission, including how the moon smells and how the American flag was made to appear as though it were flying despite the moon lacking an atmosphere ... With the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, this compelling read is highly recommended for all public libraries.
Michael Muhammad Knight
PositiveLibrary JournalA compelling work recommended for those wishing to explore the life of Muhammad and the Forty Hadith tradition.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
RaveLibrary JournalTyson and Lang consider whether we can heal from the damage caused by our warlike past and use our scientific expertise for productive, peaceful means. They suggest cooperative space endeavors for the good of humankind (extracting fresh water from comets, for example) but acknowledge that we may not yet be ready for that level of cooperation ... This detailed, well-written, and timely work on an important topic is highly recommended.
PositiveLibrary JournalThroughout, Ananthaswamy depicts the various ways the experiment has been performed and also describes its impact on the greatest scientists of the 20th century, shedding light on how they have interpreted the findings ... An engaging and accessible history of a fascinating and baffling experiment that remains inconclusive to this day. Recommended for those interested in the subject or anyone wishing to delve further into the double-slit experiment.