Search Results: "Eliot Weinberger"


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WHAT HAPPENED HERE by Eliot Weinberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2005

"It's the sort of thing to make Rush Limbaugh scream treason, but for patriots of a certain bent, it's witty confirmation that something very strange indeed has happened here."
Is Mickey Mouse a Bush supporter? No doubt, writes Weinberger, translator, essayist and conspiratorialist par excellence. 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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SELECTED NON-FICTION by Jorge Luis Borges
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 24, 1999

"Fresh translations, useful and unintrusive notes (editor Weinberger has also translated the poetry of Octavio Paz), several new pieces of writing, but not a leap into an altered vision of Borges. (First serial to Grand Street)"
Familiar essays and lectures by the great Argentine fantasist, plus many hitherto uncollected pieces. 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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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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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: May 25, 1992

"Effective social history, then, as told by the participants. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Very much in the populist spirit and style of Studs Terkel, the creator of the Foxfire series here documents the experiences of 20th-century civil-rights activists who had a strong connection with the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A full history of really inclement weather in a nimbus of telling particulars, sure to be popular with fans of disaster tales. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
Native son and state historian Kleinberg reports on the truly ill wind that blew over Florida 75 years ago. Read full book review >