Search Results: "Bill Woodward"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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: 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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I’LL GO TO BED AT NOON by Gerard Woodward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Intensely humane and elegantly written."
A Booker finalist examines the calamity of addiction in 1970s London. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2009

"A skillfully written history of the trials of some the earliest American colonists."
The exquisitely detailed story of the 17th-century ship that helped inspire Shakespeare's The Tempest. Read full book review >

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ROGUE TOUCH by Christine Woodward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"The author delivers a romantic, action-packed plot that is imaginative and emotionally textured."
Discovering she can't touch anyone without potentially killing them, a young woman goes on the run and meets a mysterious man who harbors a few life-changing secrets of his own. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF POLITICS by Bob Woodward
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An occasionally intriguing look into political grappling at the highest level but mostly an exercise in excruciating detail, most of which boils down to trivial political gossip."
A reconstruction of how Republican brinkmanship threatened to bring down the global economy by forcing a U.S. debt default. Read full book review >

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by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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THE LAST OF THE PRESIDENT'S MEN by Bob Woodward
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Less a sequel than an addendum, the book offers a close-up view of the Oval Office in its darkest hour."
Four decades after Watergate shook America, journalist Woodward (The Price of Politics, 2012, etc.) returns to the scandal to profile Alexander Butterfield, the Richard Nixon aide who revealed the existence of the Oval Office tapes and effectively toppled the presidency. Read full book review >

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IN RUINS by Christopher Woodward
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Rich, allusive, learned, delightful. (42 illustrations)"
A perceptive British museum director speculates on the significance of architectural ruins for artists, writers, and the rest of us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1984

"So the result here, though scrupulously documented, is a dreary, empty chronicle, with enough real substance, perhaps, for a New York magazine article; and its audience will be limited to SNL buffs (skit transcripts, backstage tattle) and those with a passionate interest in the drug-habits of such celebs as Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, Treat Williams, Tony Curtis, Carrie Fisher, and Betty Buckley."
"Don't give him fucking coke!" Read full book review >

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STILL WATERS by Margaret Woodward
Released: Jan. 11, 1995

"A legal thriller without the thrills."
Disjointed writing with a dyslexic plot render the aftermath of murder a blank in this debut novel. Read full book review >