History Book Reviews (page 94)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A sweeping debut not only for the author but also for this branch of American poli-sci, with color on every page and a hacker's gift for cutting through the blather."
The chronicle of a farcically troubled marriage between two rich, hubristic West Coast techies and their e-mail-challenged D.C. counterparts. Read full book review >
FINDING FISH by Antwone Quenton Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A striking and original story of the journey from troubled childhood to self-aware adult, Fisher's account strikes the universal chords so often missing from contemporary memoir."
Producer and screenwriter Fisher debuts as a memoirist of first rank with his moving and unsparing story about growing up an African-American ward of the state in Cleveland in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

REFLECTIONS ON EXILE by Edward W. Said
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A fascinating exploration of post-colonialism as seen through the eyes of its progenitor."
A compilation of 35 years' worth of critical essays from one of the boldest and most articulate cultural theorists alive today. Read full book review >
AFTER YUGOSLAVIA by Zoë Brân
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Complex, full of conflicting voices, and often extraordinarily beautiful: an outstanding travel memoir."
Thoughtful travels in the war-torn landscapes of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The Enigma story continues to enthrall and delight, even after 50 years and a few dozen accounts: don't miss this one. (photos, not seen)"
It wasn't only a crew of eccentric English mathematicians with brains the size of basketballs who cracked the Germans' Enigma code during WWII, but a whole cast of spies and soldiers as well, says journalist Sebag-Montefiore in this magnetic story of breaking the cipher. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2001

"An extraordinary real-life adventure of men battling the elements and themselves, told with ice-cold precision."
The first American expedition to the North Pole provides a chilling twist on the true-crime genre in this historical detective story by novelist Parry (That Fateful Lighting, not reviewed). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2001

"An exemplary blend of polemic and journalism, guaranteed to put you off your lunch."
A tale full of sound, fury, and popping grease. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2001

"Despite a few missteps (e.g., a poke at Yale for having students read the clichéd 'dead, white European males'), a raw and searing remembrance of negotiating the remaining American fault lines of race and class."
The daughter of novelist Alice Walker delivers a stunning memoir about the confusion, uncertainty, and anger she felt straddling her mother's African-American culture and her father's Jewish one. Read full book review >
THEM by Jon Ronson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Ronson's eye for the telling detail and his gift for capturing hilarious dialogue make this an entertaining read, but laughs aside, this is serious and thought-provoking stuff, and likely to nettle left, right, and some in the middle too."
A picaresque journey into the wonderland of delusional fanatics, often scary, yet wildly funny. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A love story of rare quality: intelligent, wise, and, above all, generous in spirit and understanding."
In a perfectly pitched and insightful account, physician David Gurewitsch's widow lovingly recalls her husband's abiding friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A valuable and clearheaded primer."
The literal, political, and moral abomination of nuclear weapons are made abundantly clear by a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq—and a longtime fixture on the nuclear-disarmament scene, who suggests actions that would move us toward their eradication. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Belongs in every basic modern science collection."
Here's the ultimate challenge for writer and reader: a book about nothing. 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 >