Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 5)

THE SELECTED LETTERS OF ELIA KAZAN by Albert J. Devlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An impressive work of scholarship, this collection offers a sweeping look at 60 years of American popular culture and an intimate portrait of one complex man whirling at its center."
An engrossing collection chronicles the acclaimed director's life and work. Read full book review >
"I Know Better" by Martin Dorenbush
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 17, 2014

"A quick, welcoming read full of infectiously positive retirement advice from a man enjoying it."
As much an anecdotal meditation as an instructional guide, Dorenbush's (Senior Online Dating, 2013) follow-up to his first book is a sensible, contagiously delightful look at the golden years. Read full book review >

Turnip Juice & Satisfaction by D. M. Sykes
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 15, 2014

"Witty, wise and full of insights."
An entertaining collection of original aphorisms, irreverent quips and offbeat wordplay by new author Sykes. Read full book review >
The Little Book of Leadership Wisdom by Charles D. Harpool
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 10, 2014

"Though small in size, this book steals the secrets of giants."
Snippets from captains, kings and trailblazers throughout history. Read full book review >
SELECTED SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Theodore Roosevelt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Intriguing pieces, unobtrusively and skillfully edited, that form both a time and a timeless capsule."
An eclectic collection from the highly literate and scholarly president of the United States. Read full book review >

MORAL IMAGINATION by David Bromwich
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"Bibliophiles, scholars and concerned citizens—all will find provocation and enlightenment here."
A collection of (mostly) recent essays that range in focus from moral philosophy to American history to book reviews to op-ed. Read full book review >
THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"A fierce, razor-sharp, heartwarming nonfiction debut."
A dazzling collection of essays on the human condition. Read full book review >
SPEAKING OF ETHICS by Joseph Chuman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 20, 2014

"Critical reading not only for those who want to improve the world, but also for those who think we shouldn't bother."
This collection of essays, taken from talks given by the author to Ethical Culture audiences over a 35-year span, explores the philosophy and history of ethics. Read full book review >
THE HARD WAY ON PURPOSE by David Giffels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"These seasoned dispatches convey an important narrative of regional marginalization; Giffels' work deserves to avoid that fate."
Appealing, original fusion of personal essay collection and Rust Belt post-mortem. Read full book review >
SOMETHING THERE IS by David Sayre
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 18, 2014

"Thoughtful, elegantly written essays for philosophical ponderers."
In this well-written collection of essays styled as letters to his children and grandchildren, an engineer, businessman and father makes his case for "a rational faith." Read full book review >
Puddles from a Drooling Mind by Denis Joseph Stemmle
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 15, 2014

"A wide-ranging, ultimately quite charming personal manifesto of faith, humor and inquiry."
A series of personal reflections on the nature of faith in the modern world. Read full book review >
AMERICAN CORNBALL by Christopher Miller
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 1, 2014

"A good-natured, entertaining read. It doesn't make Family Circus any funnier, but it explains good bits of Blondie and Snuffy Smith."
An alphabetical history of "things that used to make Americans laugh." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >