Search Results: "David Weinberger"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A witty and wise companion in this new age of information overload."
Razor-sharp analysis of the state of knowledge in the age of computer networking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"The premises here are ultimately neither radical nor obtuse, and readers with a general familiarity with the Web will be prepared to understand these coherent and cogent arguments."
A Web visionary's largely successful attempt to place the new medium within a social and cultural context. Read full book review >

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REFORMED by Justin Weinberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A pale imitation of Gordon Korman's best. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Will Ian's friendships survive bully school? Will he survive? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2017

"Given the complications of writing a comprehensive book about an octopuslike agency, Weinberger handles the material well. At times, though, the reading feels like parsing a government agency annual report."
A journey through "the agency responsible for some of the most important military and civil technologies of the past hundred years." Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF BIRDS by Eliot Weinberger
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Weinberger says of the I Ching, 'its fragments and aphorisms are meant to be dipped into at random.' One might say the same of this book, which dazzles as a repository of knowledge and interpretation but otherwise may be an acquired taste."
The accomplished essayist, editor, and translator marries a thirst for other worlds with a questing intellect in this challenging menagerie of writings, some previously published. Read full book review >

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CHAIN OF COMMAND by Caspar Weinberger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2005

"Genuine page-turner, expertly written, reminiscent at its best of James Grady's Six Days of the Condor."
A taut, exciting and all-too-believable political thriller by Reagan administration defense secretary Weinberger and collaborator Schweizer (The Next War, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE NEXT WAR by Caspar Weinberger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"The text includes a hard-nosed foreword by Lady Margaret Thatcher."
An imaginative and impassioned appeal from a former secretary of defense to reverse, or at least halt, ongoing cutbacks in US military budgets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"A vacation for some, a nightmare for others. Either way, well worth reading."
An unlikely itinerary for WarGames addicts, with bonuses for geopolitics buffs as well. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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 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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SIX ISRAELI NOVELLAS by GershoN Shaked
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"An attractive volume, and a very rewarding one."
A fine collection of long stories written over an approximate quarter-century (1965-89) by several of Israel's most prominent writers. Read full book review >