Search Results: "Carl Bernstein"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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I AM A CAT by Galia Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Clever. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All the big cats laugh heartily at the house cat when he references his kinship to them. But he who laughs last…. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2001

"A fast-paced and vivid account of a domestic nightmare."
In 1973, the ACLU filed a suit on behalf of Shirley Wilder, a 13-year-old black girl who had been placed in foster care in New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A groovy blend of meditative and instructive writing."
Journey the road to self-fulfillment through the eyes of a true believer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seems less a memoir, more an autobiographical novel. Caveat lector."
A debut by a nonagenarian who recalls a Romeo-and-Juliet story involving his older, Jewish sister and a Christian boy from across the street. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM by Harry Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"A harsh story so filled with anger and bad feeling that reading is tough going."
Lugubrious memoir from the nonagenarian author of The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers (2007). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2001

"Literate and witty, full of memorable moments and keenly observed details: both wonderfully entertaining and highly instructive."
A superbly realized account of travels into Asia Incognita. Read full book review >