Social Sciences Book Reviews (page 68)

MATTERS OF STATE by Philip Hamburger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Marvelous, gentle, uncynical, lyrical—everything that American politics itself is not."
More than 50 years' worth of reminiscences from a longtime political observer. Read full book review >
TO KILL A NATION by Michael Parenti
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Extremely disturbing, but, for the brave, jolting and necessary reading."
Prominent social critic Parenti (History as Mystery, 1999, etc.) pens a fierce, elegantly constructed elegy not just for the lives sacrificed in the Balkan wars, but for concepts of national sovereignty and constitutionality, which appear to be lost to a corporate-sanctioned new world order. Read full book review >

PINOCHET AND ME by Marc Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A powerful page-turner—its only flaw is its brevity."
A thrilling yet heartrending account of an American journalist's experiences in Chile from the rise of Allende to the trial of Pinochet. Read full book review >
A GENTLEMAN OF COLOR by Julie Winch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Indefatigable research and lucid prose combine to produce a book whose importance cannot be overstated. (16 halftones, not seen)"
Rigorously researched and creatively imagined biography of an African-American who fought in the American Revolution, amassed a small fortune, and fought slavery and racial discrimination. 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 >

ANTHONY BLUNT by Miranda Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many books recount Blunt's espionage; this one is a complete biography that does him justice. (16 illustrations)"
British journalist Carter limns the complex life and fascinating times of the eminent art historian best known for being exposed in 1979 as a former Soviet spy. Read full book review >
THE LONDON MONSTER by Jan Bondeson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"An attentive, subtle rendering of a strange historical episode, alternatively disturbing and absurd."
A well-told narrative of the popular hysteria surrounding a mysterious, misogynist slasher who stalked London a century before the Ripper. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Anecdotal and sometimes breezy, yet carefully argued, Gottlieb's narrative rescues philosophy from the dusty textbooks."
A superbly literate, wide-ranging survey of Western thought over two and a half millennia. Read full book review >
UNCLE MAME by Eric Myers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2000

"A superb biography: factual, informative, and—best of all—an absolute hoot."
A moving and often hilarious account of the once-popular novelist who gave the world Auntie Mame and was a pioneer in American "High Camp" literature. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF MODERN JAPAN by Marius B. Jansen
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A master work that will prove to be the definitive history of a dynamic society."
A tremendous history of the upheavals that transformed Japan into the world's most successful of non-Western countries. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"If Paris is a moveable feast, Wiser provides the menu for its wonder years before the darkness of its WWII fall."
Wiser (The Crazy Years, 1985, etc.) captures the hustle and bustle of 1930s Paris through a quick catalogue of famous names and striking anecdotes. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2000

"A life of letters and agitation, masterfully synthesized by Lewis."
Picking up where he left off seven years ago, Lewis (The Race to Fashoda, 1988, etc.) continues his authoritative biography of the African-American intellectual and activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >