Search Results: "George F. Will"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1994

"Articulately partisan critiques of the volatile and evolving state of the union."
Another 175 pieces of Will's lively, inquiring mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Sept. 19, 2002

"The gold standard among conservative columnists remains William F. Buckley Jr., who can be enjoyed as literature even if you don't agree with him; the same cannot be said of Will. Nonetheless, a must-read for aficionados of Beltway journalism."
Columns published over the past five years provide conservative pundit Will's trademark curmudgeonly commentary on the gilded Clinton years and the dawn of the more troubled W. era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 12, 1990

A collection of Will's Washington Post syndicated columns from the past four years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Oct. 5, 1992

"Awash with lengthy digressions, but Will's argument is clear and persuasive nonetheless."
Will (Suddenly, 1990, etc.) weighs in for term limits as the answer to congressional careerism and public disgust. ``A permanent class of career legislators is inherently inimical to limited government,'' says Will in this carefully argued and historically grounded work. Read full book review >

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A NICE LITTLE PLACE ON THE NORTH SIDE by George F. Will
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"Digressive, amusing, anecdotal, legend-shattering, self-deprecating and passionate—just what you want in a friend sitting beside you at the ballpark."
Veteran conservative political pundit Will (One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation, 2009, etc.) writes an affectionate birthday card to the home of his beloved Chicago Cubs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"One can only hope his work will inspire serious thought—and not just squeals of pleasure—from his like- minded colleagues. (Author tour)"
Excellent tonic for those fans of the popular pundit (The Levelling Wind, 1994, etc.) who prefer to ingest his brand of conservatism in large doses. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BUSTER by Will Barrow
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A warmly written account of the impact of one hardworking dog on a man who has worked diligently to maintain a professional remove with his companion, knowing full well the dog's got his heart from the start."
A look inside the work of a military dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"Nonetheless, a significant reappraisal of a major, often neglected, moviemaker. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An effective, in-depth evaluation of the life and work of the master movie mogul. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Children will probably love it, but whether they will get any honest history out of it is a different question. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-9)"
This is undeniably winning; whether it is good, however, is up for discussion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 1993

"He presents some valuable policy suggestions toward book's end, but, most of the way, he seems asleep at the wheel."
The former foreign-service officer, professor at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, and author of 18 books now offers The World According to Kennan. Read full book review >