The book is filled with surprising facts about the drink.
Dawkins's account of his early years is surprisingly intimate and moving. His was the kind of childhood we might all dream of.
Command and Control is the product of six years’ labour, through which Schlosser turned himself from a layman to an expert. It is complex, deliberative and imaginative work, more of art than of urgent pamphleteering.
You might not agree with all of Butler’s conclusions, but she is both thoughtful and passionate about the hard questions she raises — questions that most of us will at some point have to consider.
These are not the even-tempered literary cadences of her Pulitzer Prize-winning article about the crisis at Memorial that appeared in The New York Times Magazine in 2009, on which this book is based...What we have here is masterly reporting and the glow of fine writing.
In Mitchell and Yoshida’s translation, he comes across as a thoughtful writer with a lucid simplicity that is both childlike and lyrical. His mind is subtle and ingenious.
Hollis gives a few details about this "no-man's land of the city," but he never does get down in it, preferring to observe from above. This becomes increasingly problematic as "Cities Are Good for You" progresses...
This book is highly recommended for the historic value of the information; it is clear, concise, and well argued.
A solid blend of the descriptive and the prescriptive, with plenty of lessons that will be of interest to Asia hands, investors and policymakers.
While the vignettes drawn from her two years in a posh psychiatric hospital are witty and often powerful, their concern with surface detail conveys little sense of Kaysen as the suicidal 18-year-old who was admitted.
While it is unlikely that scientists will synthesize a human in the near future, genuinely amazing biology is in the works, and Rutherford delivers a fascinating overview.
This reverie is so inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian rails yourself, book in hand.
It is a deeply researched, fascinating and well-written account by Anita Raghavan of the scandal that brought down Galleon...provides a gripping account of a story that is Shakespearean in its drama. And she argues, persuasively, that the case is about more than criminality.
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.
Mr. Hanson's fluency with a broad range of historical epochs, which has made him one of his generation's most notable historians, is on full display in "The Savior Generals."
The Anatomy of Violence is an astonishingly accessible account of all the major elements— environmental, social, biochemical, psychological, and neurological—related to crime and human violence...
...this book deserves to be debated widely; indeed, given the west’s current predicament, the discussion it provokes is – dare I say it – timely.
A well-reported, smoothly written book for anyone who wants to understand contemporary American military might and the widespread hatred for the U.S. that has been the result.
Stockman forcefully conveys enormous amounts of knowledge, but some assertions will be found to be contentious.
“Beautiful Boy” was a page turner, a dark fable that spoke to worried parents everywhere. “Clean” is a reference work and a manifesto, an annotated map of the same frightening territory where dragons still lurk at the edges.