The story in the book of Mr. Greenwald's contacts and conversations with Mr. Snowden and others may very well be true; I have no basis to question it. And Mr. Greenwald's political arguments are, of course, open to debate. But his portrait of the nature and goals of the NSA programs is simply false.
And so the appearance of William D. Cohan's "The Price of Silence,'' in part a comprehensive examination of the case, may prompt weary sighs...And yet there are good reasons to plunge into Mr. Cohan's chronicle—not least, his meticulous research and evenhanded tone.
...there’s enough food for thought here to keep your mind working overtime. Carter’s words stick like proverbial glue.
Evelyn Barish's "The Double Life of Paul de Man" is the first full-length biography of its subject...Though Ms. Barish adds much to our knowledge of this brilliant intellectual counterfeit, her book disappointed me. At times she doesn't seem quite attuned to the way deconstructionists use language.
Ms. Goldstein's book is felicitously written, impressively researched, insightful, important, entertaining and glowing with intelligence. Plato is brought marvelously to life...Plato may have died more than 2,000 years ago, but he lives on, vibrantly, in these piquant pages.
The richly detailed narrative flows seamlessly from the planning and commission of the break-in to the FBI’s bungled investigation to the explosive aftermath of the files’ release.
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...
An entertaining, well-researched account of the quest that brims with our fond hopes, foolishness and even desperation.
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.
An important, sometimes-groundbreaking account of police gone wild.
Gaiman...has crafted a fresh story of magic, humanity, loyalty, and memories “waiting at the edges of things,” where lost innocence can still be restored as long as someone is willing to bear the cost.
What its authors hope is that politicians will take the message they have uncovered in the data seriously, and start basing policy on evidence rather than ideology.
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 book deserves to be debated widely; indeed, given the west’s current predicament, the discussion it provokes is – dare I say it – timely.
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.
A reader could easily run out of adjectives to describe . . . Antifragile. The first ones that come to mind are . . . maddening, bold, repititious . . . indulgent . . . perspicacious.
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. (