Books by Marvin Kalb

Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An intriguing eyewitness historical account rendered in a surprisingly pedestrian manner."
A veteran TV news correspondent's memoir of his first assignment in Russia, which corresponded with Nikita Khrushchev's unprecedented "thaw." Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"'Ukraine deserves its place in the sun as a truly independent nation, but it must be realistic about the journey to that goal.' Realism is a keyword in this think-tank treatise of much interest to policy wonks."
The Cold War gets hotter, thanks to Russian ambitions to rebuild the Soviet empire—but, veteran foreign correspondent Kalb (The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed, 2013, etc.) writes, thanks as well to Western ineptitude.Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Stinging often lyrical, Kalb excoriates those who have diminished the profession he loves."
A veteran journalist examines the behavior of the press during the initial days of the Lewinsky scandal—and finds much to condemn. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Kalb presents the story of Nixon's rehabilitation as great and appalling copy, and gives the reader an illuminating peek into some of the darker recesses of the world inside the Beltway."
The distinguished former foreign correspondent for CBS and NBC news looks wryly and critically at a 1992 foray into foreign policy by Richard Nixon—and along the way, shows how politicians and press pundits manipulate one another to shape political consensus. Read full book review >