Search Results: "Bob Woodward"


BOOK REVIEW

BOB by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"A lighthearted, wonderfully illustrated story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bob the rooster is going through an identity crisis in Pearson's (G-Rex, 2000, etc.) clever barnyard tale that combines subtle humor with colorful watercolor illustrations and lively rough-line drawings. 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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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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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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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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Released: Jan. 1, 1979

"Dirty linen or not, most of this has to be believed—and it's dynamite."
More than 170 former law clerks—and at least some of the Justices—have broken the Supreme Court's traditional silence; and the result is a searing account of the Court's inner workings from 1967 to 1975 that shows the Chief Justice to be a fool and quite possibly a scoundrel, that exposes the other Justices to ridicule and contempt, that casts doubt on the highest court as a judicious arbiter of anything. Read full book review >

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ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN by Bob Woodward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 1974

"Just never.'"
Bernstein and Woodward, the two Washington Post journalists who broke the Big Story, tell how they did it by old fashioned seat-of-the-pants reporting — in other words, lots of intuition and a thick stack of phone numbers. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL DAYS by Bob Woodward
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1976

"And given the putatively 'complete' story, what is one to make of what's not there—any clear indication of whether or not Ford promised Nixon a pardon, the one disclosure that would have been in the public interest?"
The calculated unveiling of the new Woodward and Bernstein bombshell—headlines in the daily press, excerpts in Newsweek—has maximized its exposure at the expense of the drama, even the limited "truth" of the book. Read full book review >

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BOB, NOT BOB! by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"For a book that really comes down to a sick kid yelping for his mother, his nose so clogged it needs dynamite to clear, the story has a lot of adorable acreage. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When you're sick and stuffy, some letters—like T's and L's and M's—disappear. Read full book review >

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BIG BOB, LITTLE BOB by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Free to be Big Bob, Little Bob, and Blossom. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Friendship transcends gender norms. Read full book review >

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BOB MARLEY by Garry Steckles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Crosses the line from admiring Marley to uncritical celebrity worship."
Chronological birth-to-death sketch of Jamaica's premier musician. Read full book review >

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BOB MARLEY by Bruce W. Talamon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"As a result, they not only are more interesting but also convey more powerfully a sense of Marley's genuine charisma."
Talamon's duotone photographs capture Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley (194581) with a rough humanity that comes as a relief after Steffens's hagiographic text. Read full book review >