History Book Reviews (page 920)

MAVERICK by Jr. Weicker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 1995

"Disjointed, but a good antidote to the Gingrichian vision."
Breezy reflections from a political veteran who thinks government can still work. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1995

"The two books are fused together for a unique addition the literature of the Holocaust. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Technology magnate Zandman—founder of an enterprise doing $1 billion in sales each year, employer of more than 16,000 people in 11 countries, and at the core, Holocaust survivor—tells his story graphically. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1995

"Moldea has left no stones unturned in his examination of the Robert Kennedy assassination, uncovering many worms and perhaps, finally, the true smoking gun."
Crime writer Moldea (Interference, 1986, etc.) attempts to write the last chapter in the debate over who killed Robert F. Kennedy. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A compelling story, but not self-disclosing enough to have the emotional weight it calls for."
A cautious, halting memoir of love between a prominent American and a high-ranking Soviet at the end of the Cold War, and the dramatic political context of their relationship. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Covers too short a period and contains too much ephemera to interest any but the most die-hard students of Confederate social or 19th-century American women's history."
The overly prosaic and gossipy journal of a 16-year-old Jewish girl and fierce Confederate patriot. Read full book review >

ANGELS DON'T DIE by Patti Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Wait until Chelsea gets a little older. ($120,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Angels may not die, but they will surely wish for suspended animation until the last copy of this book is shredded. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Fisher's thought-provoking examination demands of us a more sober, less idealistic assessment of German society and culture after unification."
A disturbing look at the problems facing contemporary Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"An essential, fascinating, and thought-provoking work of intellectual history."
A fundamental work that reflects on the history of the past half century. Read full book review >
DESCARTES by Stephen Gaukroger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Gaukroger's book lives up to its subtitle: It does valuable research in analyzing Descartes's work over his shifting career and in its proper context, but it wholly eclipses the biographic element. (67 figures, 4 halftones)"
This academic analysis of Descartes's (15961650) mathematical and philosophical studies traces the development of his work more than the patterns of his life and times. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"But his mostly successful exploration of their interests, anxieties, hopes, and dreams is certainly worth a look. (17 b&w photos, not seen)"
After a year of hanging out with Dave Bettencourt, a Rhode Island high school senior, Providence-based journalist Miller (The Work of Human Hands, 1992) concludes that, ``yes, it is more difficult to grow up'' in today's violent, media-plagued society. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"An on-the-money introduction to the financial fraternity's ruling class."
This blue-chip status report makes a substantive contribution to the growing body of literature of the pivotal role played by central banks in in the Global Village's financial affairs (see Marjorie Deane and Robert Pringle's The Central Banks, 1995). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A first-rate collection of thoughts from the front line that presents the war with an immediacy lost in more scholarly studies and that shows how contemporary Americans viewed the Second World War."
An absorbing collection of battlefield pieces from WW II newspaper correspondents that range from history-as-journalism to journalism-as-propaganda. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >