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Human Trials: Scientists, Investors, and Patients in the Quest for a Cure
Published in Hardcover by Perseus Publishing (15 May, 2001)
Author: Susan Quinn
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Blends science with medical insights
Susan Quinn's Human Trails blends science with medical insights as it draws unusual and important connections between scientists, investors in scientific and medical research, and how drug trials are financed and conducted. Hers is written from lead investigator diaries and closed-door meetings with investors, offering more than an outside look at the facts.

A Thrilling Journey into the War Against Disease
I knew Susan Quinn's HUMAN TRIALS would be an engaging, informative inquiry into the intricate process of bringing a new drug therapy to market. What I didn't expect was that the book would read like the best of thrillers -- it takes the reader on the suspenseful and sometimes heart-wrenching journey into the very heart of the war against disease. HUMAN TRIALS is ultimately about the people who populate the closed society that chronic, degenerative illness creates (in this case, MS and rheumatoid arthritis): the patients and their families who suffer and hope, and the doctors, scientists, and investors who, from motives that mix intellectual egotism, financial gain, and selfless dedication, bring their best weapons of mind and spirit to the battle. Quinn does an admirable job describing and demystifying the strategy involved in one novel approach to conquering, or at least containing, MS and RA; the reader learns in compelling detail just what it takes to develop an untested theory into a viable, marketable protocol. However, HUMAN TRIALS goes beyond scientific process to tell a story of risk and courage on both sides of the line. On this particular journey, failure is simply a subset of perseverance, knowledge arrives in unexpected ways, and victory is really a matter of the heart more than the body.

Facinating look into clinical trials
This book grabbed me from the start since I also have one of those incurable, untreatable autoimmune diseases that rarely threaten your life, but certainly ruin it. Scleroderma patients had a recent, similar roller-coaster ride with what was thought to be a promising therapy. I could easily relate to everyone involved - patients, treating doctors, researchers, and investors. Ms Quinn took very complex material about MS and the research surrounding it and made it understandable, while telling an exciting and emotionally engaging story. Though it doesn't help me to cope day-to-day with my disease, it does make me understand the processes and people involved in the search for a treatment.

Blythe: NightVision
Published in Paperback by Thorby Enterprises, Inc. (05 October, 1998)
Authors: David Quinn, Hannibal King, Jeff Austin, Susan Dorne, Myke Maldonado, Kyle Hotz, David Quinn, and Hannibal King
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A Textbook Defintion : Quinn and King's Nightvision
A first glance, brillance. At second glance, revelation. Then there's a burning in your heart. Because, there's nothing that could take the place of Blythe's story.

Make no mistake, as a poor observer to the long standing brillance that is maximus literatti personified, David Quinn gives as good as the reader can get, then feeds you more. Blythe's actions define woman personified: complex at definition by their actions, easily understandable at their core. Defined by the chaos around her, but rising above it, she is triumphant not through her therupatic killing of her kin, the other creatures of nightmare, but through the ascension of her coming to terms with matters of heart and soul. Make no mistake, Blythe, heroine to mankind, is our savior. And yet, like all those who seek martydom through heroism, she is flawed and fragile, compelling us not to pity, but to exalt and worship her.

Master Arcitect Quinn, blessed with Hannibal King's hands and eye, turn in one of the best well written, soul defining, horror stories ever. And this edition, presents the ascension as it should be read, as one contained book.

And to the Pantheons of tragic heroines : Pandora, Helen, Juliet...we add Blythe.

I said it before when this series was in comic form back in 1994, I'll say it again here.

"Quinn has written the defining book on female comic characters, the textbook for all others to study and follow from."

Do yourself a favor, and share souls with Blythe. Come to an understanding for yourself the beauty of this work.

I HIGHLY reccommend it!

What _Vampire_Lestat_ *wanted* to be, yet hadn't the guts!
Fiercely viscious, with a nearly-humanist subtext, BLYTHE pounds away the effeminate, androgynous millstone from the neck of the vampire mythos.

In an incredibly cinematic visual feast of nearly 200 pages, I was engorged with the film-noir delicacy of this book. I encourage anyone interested in truly SMART comics and graphic literature to buy, enjoy and share it.

Egret Snow - Dubuque Daily Review

The Deepest Spiritual Life
Published in Paperback by White Cloud Press (01 June, 2002)
Author: Susan Quinn
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deep and wise
As a spiritual counselor I have found that many people feel torn between devoting their time to personal practice and participating actively in a religious institution. Independence vs. affiliation. Inner communion vs. interactive community. Susan Quinn shows why both threads are necessary components of a complete spiritual life. And, knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all paths to the Divine, she draws on a wide range of resources to help seekers of all kinds find effective practices and suitable companions. Whether you are new to the path or a savvy veteran, you'll find something of value in this book.

Elder Abuse and Neglect: Causes, Diagnosis, and Intervention Strategies
Published in Hardcover by Springer Pub Co (15 January, 1997)
Authors: Mary Joy Quinn, Susan K. Tomita, and Claude Pepper
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Completa revisión de los malostratos en el anciano
Realiza un repaso sistemático del maltrato al anciano, con ricas referencias bibliográficas comentadas. Es realista y aplicaple a otros paises,cuestión no siempre posible con otros textos sobre dicho tema. Como médico especialista en geriatría he de aplaudir a las autoras. Gracias.

A Mind of Her Own: The Life of Karen Horney
Published in Hardcover by Summit Books (1987)
Author: Susan Quinn
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first female psychiatrist & pioneer in psychoanalytic theory
There are two particularly interesting points of focus in Quinn's book, the more obvious being the development of Horney's work as the first feminist psychiatrist (and Freudian psychoanalyst) at a time when psychoanalysis was not acceptable to the new specialty of psychiatry (that itself had only just become acceptable to neurology by declaring itself to be a specialty of brain diseases). The second theme, a natural concomitant of the first, is the revelation that Europe just before the turn of the century--the time and place where Horney was coming of age and beginning her study of medicine--was, contrary to popular belief, rather sexually open (at least among the intelligentsia) and a time of great advances in women's rights. Her life, from her first diary entries in 1898 at age 13 to her death in 1942, was a struggle to dissect herself to achieve self-understanding. Her earliest work was a slight divergence from pure Freudian theory; her later work was a true Horneyan theory, derived less from the brilliant organization of Freud and more from her life experience as a woman and a human being. From the beginning, Horney measured the validity of Freud's theories against her own experience, concluding that the female experience was worthy of its own body of theoretical work. Quinn has allowed Horney to be human, painstakingly documenting her genius, as well as her chaotic personal life that clearly furnished much of the material for developing her own psychoanalytic theory.

Beautiful Joe: The True Story of a Brave Dog
Published in Paperback by Storytellers Ink (1990)
Authors: Quinn Currie and Susan Heinonen
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Beautiful Joe
I read this book as a child (a hard cover) and have never forgotten it. This is a book that touches the soul and you never forget such a wonderful animal. I am 47 yrs. old now and this is one of the best books I remember from my childhood. I HIGHLY recommend this for all readers!

A Book to Remember
I read this book as a child (a hard cover) and have never forgotten it. This is a book that touches the soul and you never forget such a wonderful animal. I am 47 yrs. old now and this is one of the best books I remember from my childhood. I HIGHLY recommend this for all readers!

This story is about a pup who's mother had died because of the masters abuse, she also died of how tierd she was. This man had a familiy and worked as a milk man for a town, his cows were in terrible shape though. They lived in a muddy shelter, and had bad food. They cows one day started processing bad milk, so soon the people got sick. The pup one day became brave enough to pay the milk man back, so he bit him. But the man took the now teenage dog and cut his ears off near his head, and cut off his tail as well. A man on his bike heard and saw the man abuseing his dog, and brought the dog home with him. The children at his was shocked by what they saw. Then they named him beautiful joe after trying to figure out names. From that day on they took care of the dog and had many adventures.

Marie Curie: A Life
Published in Hardcover by Simon & Schuster (1995)
Author: Susan Quinn
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Marie Curie
This book did an very good job in explaining the science of Marie Curie to the average reader, However it's not a book I would read for fun. This book was long and tedious with extensive descriptions of things that often seemed almost completely unrelated to her life and work. If you're looking for a book that will make you like who Marie Curie was this is not it. It depicts her as cold, aloof and almost neglectful of her children. It also seems to end abrubtly. There isn't a conclusion of any sort to a book that goes on for 433 pages.If you need to know about her life and work this book certainly does a more than adequate job in covering it, but it's a long slow read that you have to force yourself through in parts of it.

A wonderful history of Poland as well as a biography
Susan Quinn does a wonderful job of describing the hurdles that Curie's family had to overcome during the occupation of Poland by Russia, Austria, and Prussia. The interesting fact is that all of her siblings were bright and well educated despite the denial of public education. Reading this book has been a delightful experience.

As if I was walking in her shoes
Growing up in Poland, being interested in science and scientists and loving biographies "made me" reach for Susan Quinn book, Marie Curie: A life. A life,...what an accurate title! The book is about one of the scientists of its (and even current) times, but it is titled modestly, "...:A life". This means, Susan Quinn introduced this intriguing woman as a normal, day to day character. Such "normalcy" did not take away my admiration and inspiration in my own professional pursuits. She, the author, simply presented an extra-ordinary woman in a very ordinary way, just as if she, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, were your or mine neighboor.

The language of the biography is percise but also nostalgic. Susan Quinn proved to be excellent researcher and "mood creator". She was able to write as if she was walking in Sklodowska-Curie shoes. She captured non-essential detail that took a reader right in the middle of the action. The details she used were accurate and true. It brought a Polish reader back to Warsaw. There, the streets were just as she described them, the smell and noise and politics of XIX and XX c Poland were so accuratly painted that as I continued reading it I could no longer remember I was in USA. I thought I were at Nowolipki street or Saxon Garden. Memories of my country history and history of scientific world were rekindled in my heart.

This is a very rich book. It will bring memories or create some for those who are not familiar with scientific revolution of Europe in late XIXc and early XXc. It is a book about heroism, loyalty, determination, passion, love and friendship. It is also a book about rejection in professional world. But most of all, this book is about victory of one extraordinary woman. This is the only woman ever who received two Nobel Prizes. And she happened to come from a country that was constantly occupied by its oppresors, from Poland. Both the author and the heroin did a fantastic job.

The Party : A Guide to Adventurous Entertaining
Published in Hardcover by (1997)
Authors: Sally Quinn and Susan Davis
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"Get Over It"
Near the end of her book, "The Party: A Guide to Adventurous Entertaining," Washington "hostess" and Southern belle Sally Quinn discloses for whom she has written this book. Ms. Quinn says that ". . . many newcomers to Washington, whether they are members of Congress or administration types or diplomats or journalists, do find the whole notion of Washington and Georgetown dinner parties terribly intimidating." Through her outspoken and irreverent memoir-guide, she hopes to demystify "what goes on here."

Ms. Quinn does mention "names"; she says she does so in order to level the playing field, to show that anyone can drop the ball when entertaining. Her book is filled with anecdotes as well as practical tips. She exhorts would-be hosts and hostesses to follow the Golden Rule: "Treat your guests the way you would like to be treated."

Much of the book repeats commonsensical rules that those of us who entertain already know. However, I did pick up some pointers, such as ". . . no matter how bad the food is or what disaster befalls you in the kitchen, when all else fails, make sure you have plenty of booze on hand, and the party won't be a total bomb," and "[e]veryone in your home must be treated like a celebrity, must be made to feel wanted and special."

"The Party" may not appeal much to experienced party-givers and party-goers. However, it is an amusing addition to more "serious" books on entertaining. For someone who is starting out as a host or hostess, I think he or she will find some good tips here. As Ms. Quinn says, "the point is to have a good time." If one cannot do so, then she says to "get over it."

If you don't know what a "P.R.F." is, then that is reason enough to get this book.

Hilarious - I loved it!
I entertain frequently, and Ms. Quinn has a most delightful way of discussing the angst (and disasters!) of every experienced hostess. "The Party" had me laughing out loud, and I have been giving this book as a gift to other friends who entertain. They love it!

On a more practical note, she has good suggestions about what really makes a party work. So whether your guests are 'famous' or not, her wisdom is true.

A page turner
OK, so it's not an etiquette book, nor is it a step-by-step party guide. The lessons are given via examples -- and what examples! The rich and famous -- including Sally herself -- are all grist for the mill.

But the key factor is Sally's breezy writing style. It's good enough that I am back on Amazon looking for other books she has authored.

Active Reading in the Arts and Sciences
Published in Paperback by Allyn & Bacon (1991)
Authors: Shirley Quinn and Susan Irvings
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Americanisms: The Illustrated Book of Words Made in the U.S.A.
Published in Paperback by Sasquatch Books (2003)
Authors: Gary Luke and Susan R. Quinn
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