History Book Reviews (page 925)

BAT BOMB by Jack Couffer
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 31, 1992

"A well-told, stranger-than-fiction tale that could make a terrific movie. (Thirty-three b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Another batman has returned—this one with inside information on a wondrously droll, highly classified yarn from WW II. Read full book review >
MOORISH SPAIN by Richard Fletcher
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

A brief yet insightful introduction to Moorish Spain, from the invasion in A.D. 711 by Berbers crossing the Straits of Gibraltar to the expulsion in 1614 of 300,000 Moslems by Philip III. Read full book review >

LEGACY TO POWER by Robert Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"An absorbing account of one of America's great Çminences grises. (Photos—not seen.)"
Adroitly told biography of Russell Long, longtime US senator from Louisiana, by his former press secretary. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"Superb and definitive. (Fifteen maps.)"
Relying primarily on firsthand accounts, Baltimore Sun reporter Furgurson (Hard Right, 1986, etc.), whose great- grandfathers fought on the Confederate side at Chancellorsville, compellingly re-creates Robert E. Lee's bloodiest and most brilliant victory. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Clairs—one sure to interest any serious student of the Middle Ages. (Thirty- two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In a highly eclectic approach to medieval history, the prolific Sinclair (Spiegel, 1987, etc.) explores links between his ancestors—the St. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"A thoughtful, fair, and eloquent memoir that marshals the evidence on each side with such an even hand as to be probably definitive. (Forty-two photographs—not seen.)"
An admirably balanced account of the first Nuremberg trial, by Telford (Munich, 1979, etc.), who helped prosecute the Nazi war criminals. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Nonetheless, those seeking a clear and consistent analysis of the meaning of free speech will be disappointed."
In a sometimes confused, sometimes admirable polemic, Hentoff (John Cardinal O'Connor, 1988, etc.) argues against restraints on free expression in a wide variety of contemporary contexts. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 20, 1992

"Another story of true-life derring-do from Kirkpatrick (coauthor, Turning the Tide, 1991; A Cast of Killers, 1986), who once again blends offbeat characters, local color, and a lurking mystery into top-drawer nonfiction. (Eight pages of color photographs, 45 line drawings—not seen.)"
Exciting Indiana Jones-like adventure with a cast of real-life archaeologists, temple looters, smugglers, and art collectors, centering on a fabulous, long-lost treasure. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Fascinating for its documentation of tribal cultures; admirable for its ability to keep the humanitarian aims of anthropological study always within reach."
An unsentimental look at the ways in which ``primitive'' or ``folk'' societies, independent of colonial influence, engender in their inhabitants the anxiety, alienation, and suffering we have historically attributed to urban civilization. Read full book review >
ZINKY BOYS by Svetlana Alexievich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"An oral history that has considerable relevance for a superpower whose veterans and citizens are still coming to terms with the involvement in Vietnam."
An affecting, often haunting, compilation of first-person testimony on the Soviet experience in Afghanistan. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"No great shakes, even for glasnost groupies. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A plodding account of the Story of the Century, told by journalist and Russian scholar Felshman with all the verve and wit of a back issue of Pravda. Read full book review >
ECLIPSE by Mark Perry
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"A first-rate briefing. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An evenhanded audit of the CIA's recent history concluding that, in the years since William Casey's death, the agency has become a "quintessential government bureaucracy." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >