Current Affairs Book Reviews (page 8)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"This remarkable memoir serves as a moving examination of the complex forces of ethnicity, nationality and history that shape one's sense of self and foster, threaten or fray the fragile tapestry of community."
A young Armenian-American journalist examines her identity and personal history. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An intensive, potent profile of contemporary digital activism at its most unsettling—and most effective."
A fresh perspective on the covert, crusading Internet activist group Anonymous. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A deep, nuanced and indignant indictment of the players who have made investigative journalism harder to conduct, even if those actors are other journalists."
A respected investigative journalist perceived as having a political chip on her shoulder when she left CBS reveals a deeper story. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Liberty as a human ideal may never seem more powerful—or problematic—after reading these pages."
Rethinking one of America's most cherished values in search of a better tomorrow. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Though unlikely to interest general readers, this is a valuable reminder of the role of immigrants in creating the economic and cultural strength of America and a practical guidebook that provides a basis for a comprehensive 'national dialogue.'"
Former Attorney General Gonzales (Dean/Belmont Univ. College of Law) and immigration lawyer Strange propose a bipartisan approach to resolving the current impasse regarding illegal immigration. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Courageous and important but emotionally overdone."
An attorney and former journalist tells the dramatic story of her five-year undercover lesbian relationship with former Illinois Sen. Penny Severns. Read full book review >
TOO BIG TO JAIL by Brandon L. Garrett
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Garrett combines groundbreaking research with clear writing and moral outrage."
Garrett (Law/Univ. of Virginia; Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, 2011, etc.) presents research on criminal behavior by corporations in the United States and overseas. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT KILL by Robert Baer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Fascinating reading from an expert."
A best-selling author and former CIA operative chronicles his experiences as an assassin while offering chilling insight into the fine art of political murder. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"While events since the death of bin Laden have complicated the picture, this book serves as a useful starting point for readers who wish to understand how to unravel and defuse terrorist threats."
The world's leading scholars of terrorism investigate the organizational structures and operational links of Islamist terrorist movements around the globe. Read full book review >
SHOCK FACTOR by Jack  Coughlin
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Will appeal to veteran and aspiring warriors, as well as conservative readers."
Grim account of combat tours in Iraq, where Marine and National Guard snipers made a crucial difference. Read full book review >
TOP DOG by Maria Goodavage
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A sentimental tale of man and dog and their heroism under fire."
In this follow-up to Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes (2012), Goodavage gives the Marines and their canine companions equal billing.Read full book review >
SECTION 60 by Robert M. Poole
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A momentous and moving follow-up to On Hallowed Ground."
An honorable survey of Arlington National Cemetery's subdivision for military personnel killed in the global war on terror. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >