Search Results: "Annie Jacobsen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Filled with the intrigue and high stakes of a spy novel, Jacobsen's history of DARPA is as much a fascinating testament to human ingenuity as it is a paean to endless industrial warfare and the bureaucracy of the military-industrial complex."
The history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the military's top-secret research and development agency. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2011

"As readers will see, it'll be hard to double-check Jacobsen's reporting, so leaps of faith are required. But Jacobsen provides an endlessly fascinating—and quite scary—book."
Weird doings are afoot, aliens are among us and so is Raytheon—all stories that figure in Los Angeles Times Magazine contributing editor Jacobsen's supremely odd book on that most classified of American military installations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 2017

"The occultly inclined will be duly enchanted. The materialists—well, not so much."
Jacobsen (The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency, 2015, etc.) journeys into the realm where the paranormal and the bureaucratic meet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"How Dr. Strangelove came to America and thrived, told in graphic detail."
The story of how perpetrators of World War II were treated as spoils of war, brought to light with new information in this diligent report. Read full book review >

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THE BAT IN THE BOOT by Annie Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Warmly recommended. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Cannon's first solo outing (she illustrated Jo Carson's You Hold Me and I'll Hold You, 1992) demonstrates she is as at home with text as she is with pictures. Read full book review >

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SHUT UP, YOU'RE WELCOME by Annie Choi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Will leave readers laughing one moment, bemused the next."
A saucy, comical retrospective on growing up Korean in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE by Annie Wang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Despite occasional passages of stilted dialogue, this is a charming collection of modern fables that offer an intriguing glimpse into a world where modernity has arrived with a bang."
Dishing dirt: It's a way of life for fashion-forward city girls in modern China. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN'S STORY by Annie Ernaux
Released: May 12, 1991

"A love story, in other words, bittersweet like all the best."
As much about Everywoman as one particular woman, French author Ernaux's autobiographical novel laconically describes the cruel realities of old age for a woman once vibrant and independent. Read full book review >

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AFTER YOU by Annie Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

The pseudonymous celebrity journalist Garrett (Because I Wanted You, 1997, etc.) offers another wants-to-be-a-screenplay romance/thriller. Read full book review >

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GLIMMER by Annie Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"A valuable look at the sometimes painful experience of confronting the ideologies now swirling around college campuses, but Waters's characters unfortunately remain more sketched-in than real, making for a story that is frustratingly unsatisfying."
Responding to pressures that urge her to define herself racially, sexually, and every other way, a college freshman barricades herself in her dorm room: a sometimes affecting, often awkward depiction of the ways in which passing political fashions can have lasting and devastating personal effects. Read full book review >

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FINE JUST THE WAY IT IS by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe a third of these nine stories rank with her best; the slightest seem like filler."
Setting not only shapes but dwarfs the protagonists in the third collection of short stories by Proulx since her relocation to Wyoming. Read full book review >