Search Results: "Andrew J. Bacevich"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A mixture of passion, dismay and cynicism, with streaks of perhaps hopeless hope."
A former military officer and current professor assails the concept of the current all-volunteer Army and the general disconnect between the military and civilians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Welcome rethinking by a former military man who has seen the light."
Retired Army colonel Council of Foreign Relations member Bacevich (History and International Relations/Boston Univ.; The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, 2008, etc.) discards long-held "habits of conformity," rethinking America's mission abroad. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT AMERICAN CENTURY by Andrew J. Bacevich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"Bracing and provocative, despite the tendentiousness and the uniformity of structure."
A set of scholarly responses to Henry Luce's 1941 essay in his Life magazine, "The American Century." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"An immensely readable, nondidactic study of how 'perpetuating the War for the Greater Middle East is not enhancing American freedom, abundance, and security. If anything, it is having the opposite effect.'"
A critical examination of the four decades-long failed U.S. policy of using military force to solve the ongoing crises in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Well-reasoned and eloquently argued."
A retired U.S. Army colonel makes the case for a more modest American posture on the world stage, including less use of the military. Read full book review >

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THE DISCIPLES by Joseph J. Andrew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1993

"An impressive debut—and an elegantly executed conceit."
An engrossing thriller—and first novel—that displays a firm grasp of conspiracy theory and a light touch in making its wickedly outrageous premise at least plausible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2009

"A rewarding sociological study."
An authoritative report on the American way of partnering and raising children. Read full book review >

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SANTA RITA STORIES by Andrew J Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2014

"Sure to transport readers to another place and time."
A collection of short stories centering on a young boy coming of age in a small fishing community during the mid-1950s in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

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A. NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD FOREVER by Andrew J. Fenady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2006

"As for the writing—well, as Night says, 'It all happened fast—just like on MTV.'"
Veteran TV writer-producer Fenady (The Man with Bogart's Face, 1976, etc.) returns with an inside-Hollywood mystery that's all inside and no mystery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"The jury is still out on the causes and best treatment of autism spectrum disorder, but readers will find it difficult to disentangle the author's efforts at self-rehabilitation from his contentions that this family was treated unjustly."
Wakefield (Callous Disregard: Autisms and Vaccines: The Truth Behind a Tragedy, 2010), a British gastroenterologist who was stricken from the British medical register in 2010, defends himself against the charges brought against him. Read full book review >