Dobson captures empathetically the skill and insight of modern neo-despots – in much the way their more successful opponents do.
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.
It is not about race and reconciliation, but about ordinary families in their untidy glory, and what we can learn by unearthing their stories.
Despite its sometimes academic tone, Tea Partiers and Occupiers alike may be surprised and enlightened by this lucid analysis, all the more convincing for its sympathetic treatment of both sides of the argument.
...the author effectively allows the depressing events to speak for themselves.
Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul’s offbeat ideas.
For anyone seriously interested in the retirement industry — and that’s what it amounts to, an industry — this book should be required reading.
But while their book is turbid in places, it is more multi-dimensional and nuanced than most other books on the bloody crossroads where real estate and banking meet.
It would be nice if there were an easy solution to this funding disparity, but the book’s primary goal is to expose a reality that runs counter to conventional wisdom.
If you are interested in tax policy and you’re not a tax expert, you should read this book.
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.
An ever-upbeat message from the well-connected yet modest veteran journalist.
Given the obscurity and density of the subject matter, Mr. Blum tells a good yarn, but his infrastructure-centric approach has some serious limitations.
The Fan Who Knew Too Much is a fine collection, but it's chiefly notable for one essay..."The Children and Their Secret Closet,"...
He has produced a book which, like its author, is well-organised, unaggressive and elegant, with glimpses of an attractive hinterland.
A well-reasoned argument on the structural problems now paralyzing American government, with a less-convincing proposed solution.
This is a worshipful, competent insider’s glimpse of a matchless first lady whose diplomatic skills and glamour enabled her to do the unthinkable: briefly wrest the Mona Lisa from France.
...but Beeman’s work is distinguished by a gently judicious tone that allows us to appreciate, and draw some lessons from, the delicate balances that emerged out of that passion-filled Philadelphia crucible.
An inspiring and useful memoir from a significant figure in 21st-century American politics.
“Little America” is a brilliant and courageous work of reportage.