Current Affairs Book Reviews (page 499)

NOFZIGER by Lyn Nofziger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A partisan, mean-spirited, but sharply observed view of a fascinating political era."
Republican Party heavyweight Nofziger's political memoir details Ronald Reagan's rise from perceived joke to popular President, and Nofziger's role in that rise. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Barber (Political Science/Rutgers Univ.; Liberating Feminism, 1974, etc.) tries to steer a middle course between radical democratic reformers of higher education and equally radical defenders of traditional pedagogy by linking the well-publicized crisis in higher education to a deeper crisis in American democracy. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Historically valuable as a politically partial account of the Bork nomination, but inadequate as an examination of Bork's jurisprudence."
Here, the former Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee contends, not always plausibly, that the Senate's 1987 rejection of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork was a principled rebuff by the American people of a jurisprudential radical. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Sharp, succinct, and expert. (Twelve halftones—not seen.)"
Fresh analysis of Wilson, his times, and the evolution of his international position; by Knock (History/Southern Methodist Univ.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Otherwise, read Kelley for kicks, Caro for crack reporting, Boswell for brilliance."
Not quite: half-untold, half-old is more like it, along with a ton of reprints and a pound of self-promotion, in this so-so look at investigative biography. Read full book review >

ONCE THROUGH THE HEART by Ralph Blumenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Blumenthal wants to have it two ways—a cop story and a family drama—and succeeds admirably. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Simpatico story of a narcotics detective who finds his teenage daughter selling drugs. Read full book review >
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Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"If nothing else, Morgan will send you back to Steinbeck—which is a tribute to both writers. (Eight pages of judiciously selected photos.)"
An account of the Okie migration to and love affair with California, from Washington Post reporter Morgan (Merchants of Grain, 1979). Read full book review >
IT TAKES ONE TO TANGO by Edward L. Rowny
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"A memoir with an unyielding point of view and genuine bite."
The blunt, score-settling recollections of an arms-control negotiator for five Presidents. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1992

More good-natured memoirs from the king of chat. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Still, despite his lackluster writing, Bell offers insight into the rage, frustration, and yearning of being black in America."
Here, as he did in And We Are Not Saved, Harvard Law School professor Bell offers dramatized accounts of the dilemma of race relations in America. Read full book review >
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Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"A mixed bag, but rewarding for its insider's discussion of French intelligence operations and for its friendly look at the deficiencies of American intelligence."
A curious but compelling account by Count de Marenches, for 11 years (1970-81) the head of the French intelligence service, and Andelman, longtime Paris correspondent for The New York Times and CBS News. Read full book review >
PEARL HARBOR by Henry C. Clausen
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An essential document from one of the last players in a great military and legal drama. (Three eight-page b&w photo inserts—not seen.)"
A riveting real-life detective story about one of the century's greatest controversies: the responsibility for America's shocking lack of preparedness at Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >