Search Results: "Bing West"


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ONE MILLION STEPS by Bing West
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A moving account of bravery."
The terrible toll of the Marine Corps' ferociously fighting Third Platoon in Afghanistan, within the context of a larger failed U.S. effort. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Combat memoirs don't get any more personal, and Meyer deserves honors for his honesty here just as much as for his experiences in the field."
Scarifying memoir by Medal of Honor winner Meyer, proving that war is indeed hell—and the bureaucracy of war more hellish still. Read full book review >

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THE PEPPERDOGS by Bing West
Released: Jan. 3, 2003

"First-novelist West, himself a former marine captain (The Villager, 1972) takes on complex themes here—duty, loyalty, and what to do when they conflict—and deals with them capably. Mostly, though, this is a story about warriors, told authoritatively and brilliantly."
When five Marines cross from Kosovo into Serbia to rescue a kidnapped comrade, they launch an international incident—and what might the best suspense novel of the year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A devastating critique of U.S. foreign policy regarding a seemingly endless war."
Marine veteran, Atlantic correspondent and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, West (The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, 2008, etc.) offers a bleak view of the war in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A timely, eye-opening historical analysis that provides clarity around the difficult choices the next president faces."
Balanced, panoramic assessment of the Iraq War by former Marine and Reagan administration veteran West (No True Glory, 2005, etc.), who heralds American soldiers as its unsung heroes amid the "fog of Washington." Read full book review >

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YOU LOOK NICE TODAY by Stanley Bing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While its ending is foreordained (and a bit pat), the story succeeds marvelously in its seasoned appreciation of the many pleasures—and perils—of executive life. (See the July 15 issue of Kirkus for The Big Bing.)"
Wry account of a sexual harassment lawsuit that's really a captivating, suspenseful love letter to American middle management, from Fortune columnist Bing, who (as CBS executive Gil Schwartz) has lived it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"By the end, readers may feel they are suffocating in lint, but Bing would advise them to never let their lips—or their smile—drop below the ever-roiling surface."
Rules and tools for the business road, sold amusingly but on a depressing foundation of inanity, by novelist (You Look Nice Today, p. 869, etc.) and CBS executive Bing, a.k.a. Gil Schwartz in his everyday corporate pajamas. Read full book review >

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LLOYD: WHAT HAPPENED by Stanley Bing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1998

"A scathingly snide, occasionally grating send-up of American business that's rendered with expertise, affection, and flashes of satiric brilliance by one who's lived it. (Author tour)"
Gassy, deadpan first novel, a tour de farce that both reviles and celebrates the pretentious, treacherous, and luxurious world of corporate middle management, revealed here by Fortune magazine's business columnist. Read full book review >

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THE CURRICULUM by Stanley Bing
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Humorous, mostly informative guidance to the world of the 'business arts.'"
More than a full semester's worth of advice on being successful in business. Read full book review >

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DO OR DIE by Leon Bing
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

narrative that reveals her deep caring for these violent youths. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"Though the pace slows in the sometimes redundant courtroom section, this effortless read is a fascinating, revealing snapshot of listless youth. (First serial rights to Rolling Stone)"
A deft and cleareyed account of the murders of three privileged California teens by two friends, of their indulged and hedonistic lifestyles, and of the trial that never touched the real question: Why? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Worth reading not for its revelations about famous names, but for the author's ability to trace her journey through the many joys and obstacles of life in the modern era."
A diverting traipse through the world of fashion and film also reveals the struggles of a modern working woman. Read full book review >