Search Results: "Dick Cheney"


BOOK REVIEW

IN MY TIME by Dick Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The underlying point of the book is that Bush/Cheney were right in invading Iraq and waterboarding prisoners. Let the reader be the judge—until, that is, history decides on the matter."
George W. Bush's vice president speaks—sort of. Read full book review >

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HEART by Dick Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Gives meaning to the phrase 'a heartbeat away,' especially when applied to an official who could possibly ascend to the highest office in the land."
The former vice president shares a detailed history of his heart attacks, alternating sections with the doctor who has supervised the surgeries to keep him alive despite multiple near-death experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHINA YEAR by Emily Cheney Neville
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"Except for the atmosphere, a miss. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Newbery winner's disappointing latest, set in pre- Tienanmen Square China. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Resources; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Seven pseudonymous first-person accounts from young adults of varied backgrounds (impersonated by models in the b&w photos), each followed by questions and answers pertaining to the drug discussed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURNING WATER by Tod Cheney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A compelling, spare story that portrays its ugly, oil-disaster future as crude in more ways than one."
In a world ravaged by cataclysmic oil blowouts, a vagrant survivor witnesses the cruelties of a degraded civilization in Cheney's (So I Can See the Trees, 2013) dystopian novel. Read full book review >

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MANIC by Terri Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pedestrian epiphanies like these suggest that, while Cheney may have conquered mental illness, she hasn't yet overcome the solipsism manifest on every page of her boundlessly self-absorbed memoir."
An attorney writes about her decades-long struggle with manic depression. Read full book review >

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THE DARK SIDE OF INNOCENCE by Terri Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"A compelling coming-of-age follow-up to Manic."
Cheney (Manic: A Memoir, 2008) writes with brutal honesty about her tumultuous childhood trapped in the clutches of the "Black Beast"—her metaphor for the out-of-control emotional states she now recognizes as early-childhood bipolar disorder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2006

"A fascinating report filled with remarkable details, but definitely not for the squeamish."
Investigative journalist Cheney exposes the gruesome workings of a covert business that has grown up to supply the medical world's increasing demand for human body parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES MADISON by Lynne Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A proficiently argued account for Madison's greatness, but it lacks the political thrusts of Garry Wills, Richard Brookhiser and other historians."
A Founding Father gets a respectful reappraisal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1995

"Books like this, whether from Left or Right, aim not to persuade but, like talk radio, to encourage bonding among the elect. (First serial to Reader's Digest; author tour)"
The conservative former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities fires this latest salvo in the culture wars. Read full book review >