Search Results: "Diana West"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN BETRAYAL by Diana West
NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 2013

"A frustrating mixture of incontrovertible facts and dubious speculation. Proceed with caution."
A nationally syndicated conservative columnist explores the extent and impact of the Soviet Union's penetration of the United States government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Read at your peril, hippie scum."
Washington Times columnist West offers a bright, readable, often overwrought indictment of a popular culture that keeps Americans in a state of perpetual adolescence. Read full book review >

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PIVOT POINT by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"West's debut showcases riveting storytelling. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Clairvoyant Addison Coleman must choose between two futures and two love interests. Read full book review >

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LUCKY IN LOVE by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"There's a wealth of profoundly topical, thematic territory to explore in lottery wins; this iteration, with its cast of culturally and economically diverse characters, is especially resonant. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen discovers that winning the lottery has an inescapable downside. Read full book review >

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THE TENT OF ORANGE MIST by Paul West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A terrible tale, vividly told, marred only by West's intrusive intellectual riffs and asides that have the effect of trivializing the unadorned truth."
Veteran writer West (Tenement of Clay, 1992; A Stroke of Genius, 1995; etc.) returns, this time focusing on the knife-edge relationship of a Chinese daughter and her father with a Japanese whoremaster. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"One of the better reflections on the war in Iraq, with enough sense of on-the-ground combat reality to hold disturbing portents for future 'small wars.'"
Gripping, disturbing account of American advisors in Iraq, focused on several National Guardsmen and the Iraqi soldiers (jundis) they trained. Read full book review >

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TENEMENT OF CLAY by Paul West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 1993

"Not a must read, or a fun read, but curiously prophetic of the recent calamitous effects of enforced acculturation in places like united Germany."
A secular savior takes a derelict into his crumbling brownstone with predictably gloomy results—first US publication for this early (1965) novel by the author of The Women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper, Lord Byron's Doctor, etc. Edward Nicholas, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2008

"A gritty, psychologically acute saga of the Forgotten War."
American soldiers battle besieging communist hordes-and their demons-in this dark Korean War story. Read full book review >

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EMINENCE by Morris West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Vaticanologists will be having too much fun figuring out who's who in this aptly timed roman-Ö-clef. (Radio satellite tour)"
The latest ecclesial potboiler by West (Vanishing Point, 1996, etc.), this one centering on the troubles that await an Argentine cardinal who hopes not to be elected pope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1993

"West's voice is an important one, but this collection doesn't amplify it in a helpful way."
West is the professor of religion and director of Afro- American studies at Princeton whose short essay collection, Race Matters (p. 216), became a bestseller earlier this year. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR GRAHAM GREENE by W.J. West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1998

"While Greene aficionados anticipate Sherry's next volume, West supplies them with some tantalizing points and leaves open many, many questions. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An occasionally enticing if episodic inquest into Greene's lifelong balancing act on ``the dangerous edge of things'' (his favorite Browning quote). Read full book review >