Search Results: "Eliot Weinberger"


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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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THREATENED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Engrossing action and characters readers will keep thinking about in a splendid survival story. (Adventure. 12-16)"
The author of Endangered (2012) introduces another primate species, offering a poignant demonstration of connection between chimpanzees and humans. Read full book review >

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THE NEW KID by Eliot Schrefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Grim."
The life of a 16-year-old boy goes from bad to worse when he leaves his financially strapped parents to become part of a wealthy family's psychodrama. Read full book review >