Search Results: "Haynes Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A disturbing snapshot of a nation in crisis, with a critical message: If you love your country, take action."
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Johnson (Sleepwalking through History, 1991): a depressing look at America's disintegrating society and the moribund American dream. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF TIMES by Haynes Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A useful summary of recent events—and one that does Allen proud."
An absorbing survey of America's second Gilded Age. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF ANXIETY by Haynes Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A well-crafted book full of pointed lessons in how not to run a country—and sure to rouse suspicions of sedition in certain quarters."
Give a demagogue a pliant press and colleagues fearful of losing power if they protest his excesses, and you have McCarthyism—or perhaps the current Congress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Essential for watchers of politics and a model for similar electoral analyses in the future."
A superior piece of political reportage and interpretation by Washington Post writer Balz (co-author: Storming the Gates: Protest Politics and the Republican Revival, 1996) and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Johnson (Journalism/Univ. of Maryland; The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Hundreds of actors wander on and off stage in a sweeping narrative that deftly underscores the crisis of confidence now troubling our political system. (Author tour)"
A sobering and sometimes maddening play-by-play of Bill Clinton's abortive crusade to reform health care. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN DREAM DOLLS by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Haynes's strokes are broad, but he delivers a frequently hilarious novel, with consistently on-target punch lines and an eye for real people. (Author tour)"
Haynes (Live at Five, 1996, etc.) unleashes his satiric verve on preteen beauty pageants and midlife crises in this tale of an adwoman who returns to the nest. Read full book review >

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UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Police analyst Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, 2013, etc.) includes official-looking documents and reports to add veracity to the dual cases, which would have been just as convincing and considerably peppier without the impersonal police blotterese."
Murder and sexual intrigue rock a small British village. Read full book review >

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INTO THE DARKEST CORNER by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2012

"Effective, in an ugly sort of way."
In Haynes' debut, a woman is stalked by the former lover who nearly killed her. Read full book review >

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TICKLEMONSTER AND ME by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 1999

"There is little doubt that these stage directions will be only a jumping-off point for most readers; just in case the story is not provocative enough, there are additional games included. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Haynes (In the Driver's Seat, 1997, etc.) has produced a visual script for a ticklefest. Read full book review >

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IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The bold drawings feature the heavy black lines found in many board books, but with more sophisticated shapes; Haynes plays with the signs, racing stripes, and the checkerboard curve of a track, fully conveying you-are-there immediacy to children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if from a movie camera's viewfinder, a fantasy drive in a hot little car enfolds. Read full book review >

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THE FULL MATILDA by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A memorable portrait of a woman of character who charms, baffles, and infuriates four generations."
Refreshingly unconventional saga of an African-American family and its brightest ornament. Read full book review >