A useful introduction to a man who is often outshone by his presidential predecessors but who nevertheless was instrumental in creating our modern political system.
Uneven, but patient readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running.
Few important women come from such raw places. The book makes you remember why the Obamas, four years ago, seemed so new, so implausible.
Teachers will appreciate Danza’s advocacy, and perhaps readers who know him from TV will be moved to consider the urgent questions he raises.
...but the man has brought the country a little closer to his way of seeing things. And his journey as explained by Brian Doherty is a fascinating one.
He has written a haunting book, and the story it tells is hardly over. He is living out a sequel that is no less strange and magickal than what he has already been through.
. . .there are real gems of insight and wit on the diverse topics of appreciating nature, love and sex, technology, parenthood, the solitary life, art, self-reliance, reason and aging.
Though the interviews seem unlikely to redraw the contours of Mr. Kennedy or his presidency, they are packed with intimate observations and insights of the sort that historians treasure.
Veeck is not as well remembered as he should be... Dickson’s book is a skillful corrective.
Destiny of the Republic reads like a novel, an exciting page turner which will keep you wanting for more.
Interventions is, instead, a treatise on the doctrine that has defined and scarred the post-cold war years: interventionism. It is part reflection, part stricture and part call to arms.
Maybe if we had remembered the story of fast-talking Ferdie Ward, people would have taken Madoff's promises of riches a little more skeptically.
Touching, funny and written with warmth and compassion, Sheldrick’s inspirational memoir is a story of human love, animal love and love for a beautiful country, its people and its wildlife.
His terse account is neither scandalous nor salacious, nor even overly sentimental, which puts it far ahead of most books written about the Kennedys, and brings the first lady to life in a manner that has not been done before.
An inspiring and useful memoir from a significant figure in 21st-century American politics.
An amiable portrait of a baseball great—like Yogi Berra, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige—whose outsized personality looms even larger than his considerable athletic achievements.
Mr. Atkinson has written a hymn of praise for the rugby game and the rugby community that will ring true to anyone who has played rugby at any level, and will grip even those who haven't.
..Ms. Gessen has shown remarkable courage in researching and writing this unflinching indictment of the most powerful man in Russia.
...a visually entrancing collection of illustrations...
Kicking and Dreaming is everything a rock memoir should be, and a testimony to...overcoming stereotypes and inspiring many women rockers who have come after them.