Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 2)

BEAUTY QUEEN by Deborrah Himsel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"Incisive reading for both women and men about the dynamics of corporate leadership."
A leadership consultant examines business executive Andrea Jung's tenure as Avon CEO and the lessons her rise to and fall from power offer those seeking to climb the corporate ladder. Read full book review >
SO MUCH TO DO by Richard Ravitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"For policy wonks and readers with a particular interest in New York."
An exemplary public servant recounts his eventful life at the intersection of business and politics. Read full book review >

A VERY PRINCIPLED BOY by Mark A. Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A murky effort exacerbated by myriad shadowy agencies and a deeply unsympathetic protagonist."
An obscure wartime spy working for the OSS, the wartime precursor to the CIA, gets a thorough exposé by a government lawyer and former CIA officer. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"Densely researched, swift-moving account full of fighting detail."
Exploration of some of the unsung early war correspondents in New York and London who created the model for vivid prose and humanitarian alarm. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A brief, useful history of the conquerors who came from East and West to build a series of states that continue the fight to this day."
The author of The Real History Behind the Templars (2007) chronicles how the first two crusades helped establish the face of the Middle East. Read full book review >

STRANGE GLORY by Charles Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"There is no doubt Marsh's portrayal will infuse new controversy into discussions about Bonhoeffer for years to come."
A fresh look at Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), both intimate and theological. Read full book review >
FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS by Damian Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A sensitive portrayal of a family tragedy needlessly escalated by the insensitive bureaucracy of insurance companies."
The story of the plane crash that tragically broke apart one family and set up some disturbingly complex insurance and liability issues. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"With a careful eye to detail and dialogue, Pressman vividly re-creates this epic rescue."
The astonishing story of a Philadelphia couple's resolve to help bring Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Austria. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A moving volume suffused with pain, hope and bravery."
A bittersweet chronicle about caretaking for the nonlethal casualties of war. Read full book review >
SAVE THE DATE by Jen Doll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"Party-loving singles with an anxious interest in the weddings of friends may find a kindred soul here. Those looking for emotional depth or original insights may not."
A debut memoir chronicling the author's feelings about the many weddings she has attended. Read full book review >
I NEVER MET A STORY I DIDN'T LIKE by Todd Snider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A memoir that's a lot like being at a very long Snider show, without the melodies."
A rambling memoir of life as a troubadour. Read full book review >
HERE COMES EVERYBODY by James Fearnley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"Anyone who survived The Pogues deserves one last drink after the war."
A founding musician in one of Ireland's most raucous, poetic and punk bands remembers the highs, lows and plateaus of the golden age of combat rock. Read full book review >