Search Results: "Alexander Cockburn"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A fine trip through a rambunctious, productive, provocative and well-lived life."
The personal and political chronicle of the witty, eloquent liberal scourge who never let left or right get in his way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 1998

"A chilling history—that many will take issue with—of what the CIA has been up to the past 50 years, but disappointing in its analysis."
An investigative report on the CIA's involvement in drug dealing and other nefarious deeds and the failure of the press to expose them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1991

"This is no thrown-together post-Gulf product, but an unflinching, fact-packed, closely reasoned exploration of our relations with our strongest ally in the Middle East."
A critical, impressively researched history of US-Israeli relations by Andrew (The Threat: Inside the Soviet Military Machine, 1983) and Leslie (Out of Control, 1987, not reviewed) Cockburn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A poignant account with an optimistic conclusion, if not a happy ending."
One family's struggle against the ravages of schizophrenia. Read full book review >

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RUMOURS OF GLORY by Bruce Cockburn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"This unusually absorbing book will enthrall Cockburn fans and anyone interested in the life of a serious artist committed to his music and progressive causes."
The Canadian folk/rock singer-songwriter recalls a nomadic life spent witnessing the social and political crises of our time through song. Read full book review >

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KILL CHAIN by Andrew Cockburn
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Sharp-eyed and disturbing, especially Cockburn's concluding assessment that, nourished by an unending flow of money, 'the assassination machine is here to stay.'"
An examination of the rise of the present generation of killing machines, antiseptic and seemingly inescapable. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the book is well crafted and full of incident, very little of it lingers long in memory. (Author tour)"
A slightly better blend of Scoop and Dispatches than many memoirs by foreign correspondents. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF JIHAD by Patrick Cockburn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A compelling series of dispatches from a journalist who has learned the hard golden rule in Iraq: 'to forecast the worst possible outcome.'"
A veteran British war journalist offers a diary of events on the ground from the overthrow of the Taliban to the rise of the Islamic State group. Read full book review >

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MILLIE TO THE RESCUE by Alexander Steffensmeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"While difficult not to compare to Oliver Jeffers' Stuck (2011), this crazy cast of characters certainly holds its own. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cats get stuck in trees all the time, but how does a whole farm end up there? Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES THE CAKE by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Stadler's party-colored artwork, with its thick, raw, black outlining manages to convey a tender vulnerability in all its guilelessness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beverly meets her match in a caramel-candy castle cake, a generous present she's making for a friend's birthday. Read full book review >

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I’LL NEVER SHARE YOU, BLACKBOARD BEAR by Martha Alexander
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A spare and effective vote for sharing (and a good example of how to avoid a pulping), cleverly drawn by Alexander to invest the real world with watercolor dreaminess, while the fantastical bear maintains a concrete—indeed, opaque gray—presence. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alexander adds a new tale to her much-loved series about the bear who comes to life from a drawing on a blackboard. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD by Rilla Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"To quote one of many exuberant, action-packed spreads: 'Enjoy the ride!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adding to a growing genre, this picture book shouts—no, hollers at the top of its lungs—praise to the codex. Read full book review >