...the author effectively allows the depressing events to speak for themselves.
This book is a critical and detailed – sometimes too detailed – account of America’s involvement in Afghanistan,
A dogged researcher, she has written a brave book, demolishing the numerous myths and legends that have accumulated around her subject.
His humane, closely researched and well-written "Brothers, Rivals, Victors" vividly conveys the mental and physical demands of high command, with even a hard charger like Patton afflicted by pre-engagement nerves.
Many of the 50 recipes are made with plenty of butter and sugar; a flawless rendition of dulce de leche brownies is sure to become the home baker's equivalent of that très chic little black dress, returned to again and again.
An excellent study likely to tick off the hagiographers.
A fine account of a little-known milestone in the battle for civil rights.
In this series, and continuing in this exceptional book, Atkinson has revealed all of this in a literary, human and bloody fashion.
A heart-rending record of extraordinary human endurance.
... a custom blend of literary pizzazz, celebrity access and an amateur's unfiltered enthusiasm...
There is clearly still plenty to write about, but Manhunt already has the feel of a definitive work.
Brilliant writing, I mean, obviously, I have nothing to say that's not worshipful. Amazing, brilliant, fearful, desperate, grand.
Excellence is rare, it is a reason why we value it so much... the telling of her tale is masterful.
In "Stalin's General," Geoffrey Roberts joins the fight on Zhukov's behalf, although one feels that the war has already been won.
...with an intellect as sharp and critical as Marlantes', and a temperament not afraid to display confusion or remorse, "What It Is Like" is more than worth the effort of any reader.
"Wild" is at the height of its power when Strayed confronts her demons with clear-eyed intensity, allowing for the heartbreaking messiness of life to be just that.
Whether readers have an interest in aviation or China’s role in the global economy, Fallows’s book makes for an intriguing read, looking at both sides of the picture: reasons for why China might succeed, as well as those for why the country might struggle.
Oddly, "The Little Red Guard" is a very American book. The humor and the angst it contains are built around a dysfunctional family living in cramped accommodations in a big city.
. . .a compelling portrait of the lives – and deaths – of the vast majority of modern Indians.
...she prods, scrutinizes and examines, employing a real-life historical episode to shed light on Victorian morality and sensibilities.