Search Results: "Bill Woodward"


BOOK REVIEW

On Woodward by Joyce Van Haren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2014

"A conventional but often pleasurable look at a family during a turning point in American history."
As the Great Depression pummels the United States, a Kentucky family moves to Detroit to start a new life in Van Haren's debut novel. Read full book review >

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BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Fighting words from a political sage."
In this frank, strongly worded open letter to the next president, Madam Secretary summons her considerable experience to voice her dismay at the Bush administration's misuse of power abroad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Although much is conventional history, the unconventional—the personal—animates and brightens the narrative."
The former U.S. secretary of state blends World War II-era history and memoir in her account of her discovery, at age 59, that she had lost more than two-dozen relatives in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"A valuable primer on foreign-policy challenges that are sure to bedevil the United States for a long time to come."
Former Secretary of State Albright admonishes the current administration as she weighs in on al-Qaeda, the mistake of going to war in Iraq and the role of religion in foreign policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love, Bill by Jan Krulick-Belin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2016

"A touching biography of a World War II soldier that unfolds like a mystery."
A woman doggedly investigates the details of her father's life, a man she hardly knew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL MAULDIN by Todd DePastino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"An engrossing portrait of a cartooning genius."
Entertaining biography of a poor boy who entered the military as a teenager and became perhaps the greatest war cartoonist of all time, thanks to a couple of GIs named Willie and Joe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL CLINTON by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Still, for the moment it's the most complete life yet of the man, and though it will at turns puzzle both fans and detractors of Clinton and his legacy, it's well worth reading for all concerned."
An overblown (and this is but the first volume, ending with the crushing defeat of Bush I), often out of tune, but oddly fascinating account of William Jefferson Clinton's pre-White House life and career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2000

"Hartigan depicts Wilson as not only an organizational genius, but also as an amazingly resilient, largely appealing, and otherwise immensely interesting human being."
A readable, informative, succinct, respectful, but nonreverential biography of Bill Wilson (1895-1971), the guiding spirit and organizer of Alcoholics Anonymous, the hugely successful (millions of members in 140 countries) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL CLINTON by Elaine Landau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A simply phrased, heavily illustrated introduction to our 42nd president, focusing on his youth and political career but also covering, albeit briefly, his adult private life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >