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ENOUGH SAID: What's Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?

Sep/25/2016

Mark Thompson St. Martin’s ISBN 978-1250059574 342 pages $27.99 Reviewed by Jeff Shesol In 1998, when I took a job as a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. told me that ...





BORN TO RUN

Sep/25/2016

Bruce Springsteen Simon & Schuster ISBN 978-1501141515 508 pages $32.50 Reviewed by Joe Heim Why, one might ask, would Bruce Springsteen need to write an autobiography? Haven't we been listening to it for the past half-...





SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY

Sep/25/2016

ISBN NA Reviewed by Nancy Hightower In "Summerlong" (Tachyon), Peter S. Beagle, the beloved author of "The Last Unicorn," explores how ordinary relationships in a small town are altered by the appearance of a living myth. Lioness Lazos ...





THE CURSE OF CASH

Sep/25/2016

Kenneth S. Rogoff Princeton ISBN 978-0691172132 283 pages $29.95 Reviewed by Bethany McLean There are some things that are so woven into the fabric of our existence that we never pause to think about them. Cash is one of ...





ELEANOR AND HICK: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

Sep/25/2016

Susan Quinn Penguin Press ISBN 978-1594205408 404 pages $30 Reviewed by Stacy Schiff "The dame has enormous dignity, she's a person," star Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok wired her boss after the 1932 Democratic ...





BASED ON A TRUE STORY: A Memoir

Sep/25/2016

Norm Macdonald Spiegel & Grau ISBN 978-0812993622 256 pages $28 Reviewed by Kevin Canfield Near the end of Norm Macdonald's new book, the comedian's purported ghostwriter steps forward and offers a confession: "In order to ...





TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE: A Story of Service and Sacrifice in War and Peace

Sep/25/2016

Alberto R. Gonzales Thomas Nelson ISBN 978-0718078874 526 pages $26.99 Reviewed by James Mann It is no small irony that the new memoir by Alberto Gonzales, formerly President George W. Bush's attorney general, has come out ...





THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY: The Derangement of American Politics

Sep/25/2016

Maureen Dowd Twelve ISBN 978-1455539260 432 pages $30 Reviewed by Kathleen Parker Certain times seem made for certain people, and the now seems to belong to Maureen Dowd. With a resurgence of the Clintons, upon whose ...





THE BOYS OF DUNBAR: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball

Sep/25/2016

Alejandro Danois Simon & Schuster ISBN 978-1451666977 260 pages $26 Reviewed by Bijan C. Bayne Hit cable-TV shows about the drug trade. The death of Freddie Gray and subsequent unrest. Racially biased law enforcement. These...





SHE MADE ME LAUGH: My Friend Nora Ephron

Sep/25/2016

Richard Cohen Simon & Schuster ISBN 978-1476796123 299 pages $27 Reviewed by Carol Memmott A lot has been written about Nora Ephron, much of it with her own pen. There was, of course, her semi-autobiographical 1983 novel "...