Kerman's account radiates warmly from her skillful depiction of the personalities she befriended in prison, such as the Russian gangster's wife who ruled the kitchen...Kerman's ordeal indeed proved life altering.
Unsurprising but perfectly competent and seamlessly of a piece with her Living History (2003). And will Hillary run? The guiding metaphor of the book is the relay race, and there’s a sense that if the torch is handed to her, well….
Upon finishing this book, the reader will have a deeper respect for our military and all the trials they undergo for a greater good. How proud you will be of these men who represent the best of America.
Gill’s vivid and deeply reasoned account of Queen Victoria’s marriage should be read alongside Phyllis Rose’s still trenchant “Parallel Lives,” with its portraits of the marriages of five 19th-century British literary lions.
Alexander uses his medical credentials to substantiate the belief that his reconstructed memories offer conclusive proof of his current religious beliefs; readers who don't share these beliefs will find his account less convincing.
...the Berlin Olympics were carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl to show the world the terrifying images of Aryan “purity” and Nazi supremacy. Yet for these American boys, it was an amazing dream. A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends.
Readers range from belief to disbelief; however, young Colton Burpo seems to have developed a gift from his Heavenly experiences returning with an ability to quell fears of others regarding loved ones who have passed over and other life events. This is a wonderful book...
Whether or not one is convinced by Mr. Piketty's data—and there are reasons for skepticism...is ultimately of little consequence. For this book is less a work of economic analysis than a bizarre ideological screed.
A well-written, tense, and intimate Holocaust memoir...This engaging book goes deeper than psychologizing on the (Patty) Hearst Syndrome in explaining how the survival instinct allows one to sleep with the enemy.