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.
A comprehensive, illuminating and highly readable study of a notorious episode in the annals of the American justice system.
Carter’s book is a call to action, it will make you think and make you more conscience of the system of discrimination towards women that is found in every nation.
Reading her comments on de Man’s ideas, or on Bataille’s or Sartre’s, is like watching a film out of focus — it’s all there, but very approximate. Does this mean de Man was innocent? Hardly. But his story deserves a less biased and more knowledgeable telling.
She proves a clear and engaging writer, and though the more academic parts of this book take precedence over the entertaining and accessible contemporary passages, overall, this is both an enjoyable and a serious way to (re)learn Plato’s ideas.
Unfortunately, Ms. Medsger's writing is pedestrian and often repetitive...Nonetheless, "The Burglary" is an important work, the definitive treatment of an unprecedented and largely forgotten "act of resistance" that revealed shocking official criminality in postwar America.
For the most part, I Am Malala succeeds in its lucid explanation of a history unfamiliar to most people in the West, and as a testament to bravery and perseverance.
Bennoune weaves their stories with her own extensive research and connects the countless narratives with plenty of her own opinions...
“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.
Indeed, the book could be described as an historical study, in which the author traces the Framers' original intent to each of his new proposals. For that reason, the book is useful as a primer on the history of debates....about some of the key features, and emerging weaknesses, of our constitutional system.
Thanks to his book, Americans will be more aware of the costs of those methods. But they—and he—should also consider possible benefits.
In prose as delicate and diaphanous as a cobweb, and with a painstakingly precise use of symbolism, Gaiman traces one boy’s journey from innocence, through fear and regret, to experience. In doing so, he traces all of our journeys, and beautifully.
...by telling the stories of individual victims of austerity as well as analysing its impact at the population level, Stuckler and Basu provide a wealth of evidence that it is bad for our health. That is a valuable contribution to the current debate.
...on the whole he makes a good case that certain genetic, neurological and physiological factors do predict violent behavior. Some of these findings might be obvious.
Putting aside the sensational ideas proposed in “Time Reborn,” it is a triumph of modern physics that we are even asking such questions as what determined the initial conditions of the universe.
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.
Day is a striking illustration of Theoretic Man. Yet Ms. Moore justly shows his more successful idealism in practice.
The Black Swan author's latest book is full of important warnings and insights – and a whole lot of hubris
Engaging "anti-self-help" book . . . It's a simple idea, but an exhilarating and satisfying one.
This book is not for all, but for those needing a certain kind of scriptural rock, it is solid. (