Search Results: "David Finkel"


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A real war story with a jarring but critical message for the American people."
Washington Post writer Finkel delivers one of the most morally responsible works of journalism to emerge from the post-9/11 era. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SOLDIERS by David Finkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"A superb account of the burdens soldiers bear."
Did the much-vaunted surge of American troops in Iraq work? Yes, said George W. Bush. A soldierly response differed: "I've had enough of this bullshit." Read full book review >

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TRUE STORY by Michael Finkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2005

"There's a morbid fascination in following Longo's descent, and Finkel (Alpine Circus, 1999) tells the tawdry tale in crisp journalist's prose. But the result leaves us feeling used, and certainly no better for having met either figure."
A disgraced New York Times reporter seeks out an accused murderer who'd been using the reporter's identity while evading U.S. authorities in Mexico. A marriage of convenience perhaps, but not one made in heaven. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A poignant memoir with a refreshing absence of melodrama or pomp."
An honest, awe-inspiring tale of bittersweet survival in the face of formidable odds. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"The more we know about the Ottomans, the more easily comprehensible the subsequent history of the region they ruled becomes. Finkel's study makes a useful contribution."
Readable survey of one of the world's great empires. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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ORDINARY JEWS by Evgeny Finkel
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2017

"Of much interest to students of modern history but also to those engaged in humanitarian relief efforts, refugee relocation, and the like."
A political scientist turns fresh eyes on the problem of how European Jews responded to the Holocaust as it was unfolding. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS by Michael Finkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A thoughtful, honest, and poignant portrait."
A journalist's account of a Massachusetts man who went deep into the Maine woods to live a life of solitude and self-sufficiency. Read full book review >

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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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