Covering the first meeting of Glenn Greenwald with Kenneth Snowden and its aftermath, No Place to Hide reads like a spy novel, which it is, but a true one.
The book is at once a masterwork of reporting and a devastating critique of a university that has lost its way...But what Cohan has done, to superb effect, is to bring a forensic level of reporting to the event...Every parent planning to send a child to an “elite” college dominated by an overly powerful athletic program should buy this book.
Despite Carter’s left-of-center perspective, A Call to Action issues a call that, in many ways, conservative evangelicals can particularly appreciate.
What makes Ms. Barish’s account of all this so fascinating is not just the unmasking of a high-level confidence trickster...I wish Ms. Barish had not wasted so much of her time on speculation and had been able to deliver better answers to the hard questions posed by the shocking life and career of Paul de Man.
To write a book that is scholarly and accessible and at the same time entertaining is a tremendous achievement...After reading this book you will want to read Plato’s Dialogues—but might also question your views and knowledge about politics, psychology, science, history, and ethics.
Medsger captures the domestic political ferment of the 1970s on a large canvas, though the narrative’s extreme detail and depth occasionally make for slow going or repetitive observations.
Malala's story is one which I feel has been told excellently in her own words, and her powerful message of the importance of education for all deserves to be read again and again.
...now she has come out with a spunky, feisty collection of essays that seeks to tell an intensely personal and exhaustively researched story of how people of Muslim heritage are courageously fighting Muslim fundamentalism across the world.
“If this dream were a book, what would it be about?” he pondered. “ “There was only one answer: a book of immortality.” For one, I am very happy Gollner had that dream — and wrote this beautiful, illuminating opus.
The book is well researched, the writing is very good, it is not hard to understand or comprehend but on the contrary, it is very informative.
Mr. Balko saves his prescriptions for reform until the last chapter. Two of his fixes, transparency and accountability, are good remedies for all governmental overreach.
...in “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”; he summons up childhood magic and adventure while acknowledging their irrevocable loss, and he stitches the elegiac contradictions together so tightly that you won’t see the seams.
A dramatic study emphasizing some of the combined consequences of ideological obsessions and bureaucratic thoughtlessness.
If he shouts a little too loudly about the brain’s role, it is because that voice needs to be heard. In The Anatomy of Violence, it comes across clearly, powerfully and often persuasively.
This is a work as much of philosophy as science. Despite the absence of mathematics, it requires close attention, but readers who make the effort will absorb a flood of ideas from an imaginative thinker.
My problems with the novel started the moment Abra waltzed on to the page...I never felt Abra was a real character...I would love to say that Eli or even the mystery make up for that, but they really don’t.
How to Create the Perfect Wife is adroitly written, making the book at times feel less like a history tome and more like a novel.
The Black Swan author's latest book is full of important warnings and insights – and a whole lot of hubris
This broad approach toward harnessing our "negative capability" deserves wide readership
This book is not for all, but for those needing a certain kind of scriptural rock, it is solid. (