Current Affairs Book Reviews (page 66)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"A little gem."
April 1945: From his death in Warm Springs, Ga., to his burial in Hyde Park, New York, Franklin Roosevelt's final journey. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"A superb portrait of battle and its reverberations beyond the fields of fire."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian observes that had Franklin Roosevelt served another few terms, Americans might never have had fought and died in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A riveting picture of life outside the wire in Iraq, where '[y]ou tell a guy to go across a bridge, and within five minutes he's dead.'"
Harrowing account of the atmospherics, commission and aftermath of a war crime. Read full book review >
FREE TRADE DOESN'T WORK by Ian Fletcher
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 22, 2010

"An articulate and conscientious critique of free trade that should be read by anyone with serious interest in the subject."
An economist and adjunct fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council argues that continuing a program of unregulated free trade is bad for America and proposes a solution that will benefit the U.S. economy in the long term. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Enormously painful to read, but absolutely essential to do so."
Stories of people living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 when the atomic weapons detonated, interwoven with accounts of the U.S. pilots who flew the planes and dropped the bombs. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A sound, enthusiastic look at the crucial vitality of the American university system."
An elegant, comprehensive examination of how American universities became the best in the world, and why research matters. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"A fine biography that leaves few leaves unturned, and that should revive interest in Koestler's work."
The first major biography in a quarter-century of Arthur Koestler (1905-83), today best known for the anti-Soviet novel Darkness at Noon (1940). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"Every bit as provocative and entertaining as the man himself."
The legal affairs correspondent for USA Today examines the life and legal philosophy of the Supreme Court's most colorful, combative and controversial Justice. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A salient example of brave, inspired narrative journalism."
Collection of learned, poignant essays chronicling global political and cultural tumult between 9/11 and the 2008 presidential election. Read full book review >
¡OBÁMANOS! by Hendrik Hertzberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"The perfect book with which to recall and appreciate the significance of Obama's journey to the White House."
A collection of astute articles penned as longtime New Yorker writer Hertzberg (Politics: Observations and Arguments, 1966-2004, 2004, etc.) watched Barack Obama's historic presidential campaign. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Simply outstanding."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the Soviet-American arms race through the life story of the man who was indispensable to the creation of the intercontinental ballistic missile. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Simply outstanding."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the Soviet-American arms race through the life story of the man who was indispensable to the creation of the intercontinental ballistic missile. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >