Search Results: "George W. Bush"


BOOK REVIEW

DECISION POINTS by George W. Bush
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Honest, of course, but also surprisingly approachable and engaging."
W. has his say. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE ARE AFGHAN WOMEN by George W. Bush Presidential Center
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 8, 2016

"A galvanizing collection of a traumatized population learning to believe in itself."
A compilation of committed Afghan women voices that underscores the great advances made in women's lives and the arduous job still ahead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"One must search carefully in this large brown carpet to find the silver and golden threads—but they are there."
The former president presents his autobiography in the form of annotated letters, journal entries, a few speeches, and assorted documents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WORLD TRANSFORMED by George Bush
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1998

"A nuanced and subtle evocation of the presidency in the middle of some of the greatest foreign policy crises of our time. (First printing of 100,000)"
A surprisingly gripping account of the foreign policy crises and triumphs of the Bush years. 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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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2001

"Plodding and pedantic—but with poignant reminders that the tragedy of Vietnam need not have happened. (3 maps, not seen)"
A retired CIA officer describes his considerable involvement in the Vietnam War and offers a somewhat self-serving account of the failure of American policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Otto Sicko by George W. Copeland

"A fine hard-boiled novel, despite a few missteps."
Copeland (Leverage, 2012) delivers a hard-boiled noir set along Texas' Gulf Coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCTOBER 1980 by George W. Cave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2013

"Fascinating, detailed and absorbing."
In Cave's debut novel, a shady Iranian businessman seeks to use the 1970s Iran Hostage Crisis for his own financial benefit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"Often too lenient on the Arab part in this deadly stalemate- -but a frequently convincing call for a new Middle East diplomacy, shorn of cold-war tensions and reconciling Israeli security with Palestinian desire for a homeland. (Maps & tables—not seen.)"
A sweeping indictment that claims that America's political, military, and economic ties to Israel have obstructed the path to peace and run counter to both countries' interests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING ON THE WOODS by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Neither a true counting book, nor a strictly informational book, nor a story, this succeeds in all its riveting detail as a tribute to a place that both author and photographer hold dear. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A book organized around a counting theme features crisp, close-up photography—in colors so vivid, they hardly seem real- -to celebrate the beauty of a forest in Kentucky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"An intelligent, revealing look at uncharmed lives in the Dominican Republic."
Two American middle school teachers offer an inside look at the Dominican Republic—one not revealed in travel brochures. Read full book review >