Search Results: "David Ignatius"


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IGNATIUS MACFARLAND by Paul Feig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This blend of fantasy and science fiction will please male fans of either genre (much gross humor), who will start asking for a sequel even as the cover closes. (Science fiction/fantasy. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Iggy MacFarland (Piggy MacFartland to his nemesis Frank Gutenkunitz) wants nothing more than to be kidnapped by aliens and whisked away from his boring, bully-filled life. Read full book review >

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THE INCREMENT by David Ignatius
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"A thinking person's thriller with a timely take on recent international politics."
Another taut, believable thriller from Washington Post columnist Ignatius (Body of Lies, 2007, etc.), who pits a world-weary CIA agent against an administration looking for any reason to go to war. Read full book review >

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BODY OF LIES by David Ignatius
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"A fast-paced novel with all the ingredients for a bestseller."
From Washington Post columnist Ignatius (The Sun King, 1999, etc.), one of the new breed of post-9/11 thrillers, involving Middle East foreign policy, political intrigue, convoluted intelligence operations and the ubiquitous CIA. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2001

"Unpleasant and demanding, she—and not her unlucky son—is the real hero of this engagingly told footnote to American literary history."
An oddly entertaining biography of a tormented writer and his unlikely legacy. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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THE SUN KING by David Ignatius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fitzgerald's boozy gloom brightened with social satire, bittersweet romance, and a comic send-up of all that newspapers hold dear, from a man who's been there."
A splendid, star-crossed Gatsby update that roasts on the same skewer Washington's power elite and the journalists they so easily seduce. Read full book review >

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THE BANK OF FEAR by David Ignatius
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 22, 1994

"Iraqis offers a glimpse into a dark and mysterious power that affects us more than we know."
This book is the third (after Siro, 1991, and Agents of Influence, 1987) in Ignatius's cycle on America and the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE DIRECTOR by David Ignatius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2014

"Although the subject is timely, Ignatius wades too far into the mechanics of malicious computer use to make this a compelling tale; he turns an exciting idea into a story that fails under the weight of dull and irrelevant detail."
Washington Post columnist and best-selling novelist Ignatius, whose deep knowledge of the intelligence field gives his fiction unique credibility, once again turns to the CIA in a story inspired by the recent exploits of leaker Edward Snowden. Read full book review >

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BLOODMONEY by David Ignatius
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"A terrific, believable novel about the intersection of politics, ethics and finance."
Ignatius (The Increment, 2009, etc.) continues his series of top-notch CIA thrillers with this fast-paced new entry. Read full book review >

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A FIRING OFFENSE by David Ignatius
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Brilliantly twisty while you're reading it, though you may find yourself scratching your head when it's over. (Author tour)"
In a break from the Middle East focus of his first three thrillers (The Bank of Fear, 1995, etc.), Ignatius forces the hero of this tense new novel to walk a tightrope between digging up foreign-intrigue stories for his paper and doing increasingly dangerous chores for the CIA. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Strahan's prose, over-salted with adverbs, bromides, and sweeping generalizations, is well suited to dishing an entrepreneurial success story. But as an interpretive, first-person history of New Orleans's funky street life, Managing Ignatius can't cut the mustard."
A real-life Confederacy of Dunces records the "dysfunctional corporate family'' history of a New Orleans institution, Lucky Dogs, Inc. Read full book review >

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IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA by W.W. Meissner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1992

"An ambitious attempt to join the couch and the prie-dieu, this reveals much about the saint as a man, almost nothing about the man as a saint. (Twenty-four illustrations.)"
Far-reaching, sometimes far-fetched psychobiography of the Catholic mystic, saint, and founder of the Jesuits. Read full book review >