Search Results: "Carl Bernstein"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2007

"And as to Vince Foster, and Whitewater, and rumors of Sapphic revels, and vengeful calculation, and overweening ambition? Never fear: They're all to be found in Bernstein's revealing, admiring, often surprising book."
A layered, thoughtful, critical biography of the woman who, at this writing, seems poised to become the 44th president of the United States. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 1989

"While self-indulgent and disjointed in certain respects, the result of his devotion presents a moving and human record of activists who (though casualties of an American Inquisition) showed considerable grace under intolerable pressure."
An effective and affecting evocation of a Kafkaesque period in US history, which caused more lasting harm than the better-remembered but shorter-lived McCarthy era. 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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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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Released: May 1, 2012

"A handy reference for libraries and parents to have on hand when children start needing extra money in their pockets. (Nonfiction. 9 & up)"
An entrepreneur from an early age, Bernstein offers clear and practical advice for young people wanting to raise some extra cash or begin their own entrepreneurial careers. Read full book review >

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GUNS OR BUTTER by Irving Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The author's mastery of historical materials is evident on every page of this useful and welcome book."
A careful, densely detailed account of a troubled administration. Read full book review >

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A PALETTE OF PARTICLES by Jeremy Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2013

"Bernstein delves into some areas that will flummox beginners, but few will resist his accounts of the history, flamboyant geniuses (many of whom he knew personally), and basics of protons, neutrons and electrons that make up the familiar world."
Physicist and prolific author Bernstein (Quantum Leaps, 2009, etc.) applies his fine talents to this short but not simplified overview of subatomic particles. Read full book review >

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SPY-IN-TRAINING by Jonathan Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An action-packed series opener with plenty of room for improvement. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Accustomed to being ignored, a middle child finds herself in the center of an espionage operation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fascinating and memorable account of a life and times difficult to imagine today. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Read full book review >

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CHINA 1945 by Richard Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A nuanced hindsight assessment that expertly pursues the historical ramification of roads not taken."
Journalist Bernstein (The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters, 2009, etc.), who was the first bureau chief in China for Time, uses his considerable expertise on the Chinese Revolution to create this immensely readable account of how the United States "lost" China to the communists and who was ultimately at fault: the Americans, the Soviets or Mao?Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Nell Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"The combination of muckraking research and absolutism make the book passionate and convincing as advocacy, though conservative readers may be less moved."
An investigation of the American juvenile justice system, seen as too fundamentally corrosive to be reformed. Read full book review >

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The Israeli Social Decline by Arik Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2016

"A thoughtful, if not always entirely clear, account of the State of Israel."
A sweeping reflection on the dangers posed to Israel by moral decline, and some possible solutions. Read full book review >