Search Results: "Jean Edward Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

BUSH by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A relentlessly hard-hitting assessment of a president who was a 'decider' but 'did not wrestle with the details of policy.'"
Biography of George W. Bush (b. 1946), concentrating on the eight years of his presidency. Read full book review >

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EISENHOWER IN WAR IN PEACE by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"A straight-shooting, comforting account—though not super-enlightening, considering the mountain of previous Ike bios."
One of the most favored subjects of eminent historians receives yet another lofty tribute as the prescient general and "most successful" president of the 20th century after Franklin Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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FDR by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2007

"Altogether, an exemplary and highly readable work that ably explains why FDR merits continued honor."
An outstanding biography of "the most gifted American statesman of the twentieth century," who, to the consternation of conservatives ever since, created the activist presidency. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BUSH'S WAR by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 1992

According to Smith (Political Science/Univ. of Toronto; Lucius D. Clay, 1990, etc.) in this volatile study, America's adventure in the Persian Gulf War was not a crusade for freedom but a checkpoint on the personal agenda of George Bush, who disregarded constitutional restrictions on presidential power and cynically manipulated the public, the press, Congress, and even the military. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Borders on hagiography, but learned and readable. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-written biography of our most influential jurist. Read full book review >

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THE NINE OF US by Jean Kennedy Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"As the family photos illustrating this memoir attest, for Smith, all was sunshine, smiles, and elegance."
Fond memories from the last surviving child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Read full book review >

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THE MAD AND THE BAD by Jean-Patrick Manchette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"A minor masterpiece from a French novelist whose other recently reissued works include Fatale and The Prone Gunman."
A young beauty sprung from an insane asylum, a hired killer with a bad case of workplace anxiety, a calculating philanthropist and his orphaned nephew create nonstop havoc in this 1972 French novel, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"As a critical text, Women and Art falls victim to old-style celebratory feminism, lauding without judgment or incisive, original thought."
A thematic overview of women's art that lumps disparate work together in gross categories based on archetype, stereotype, theme, and body part. Read full book review >

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THE SOLITUDE OF COMPASSION by Jean Giono
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"Small offerings from a master. Like Faulkner, Giono takes us into an unpleasant world shot through with strange and unexpected beauty."
Twenty stories in a first English translation, by the celebrated French novelist (Second Harvest, 1999, etc.), with an introduction by Henry Miller, in his day a fierce admirer. Read full book review >

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A LULLABY FOR DADDY by Edward Biko Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"What does, however, are the flat, amateurish illustrations. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
A bedtime story about an African-American child, Rosie, who overhears her father singing to her mother before he takes Rosie upstairs to bed. Read full book review >

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PARIS VAGABOND by Jean-Paul Clébert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Altogether, they add to the impression that this is less a novel than a book of reportage. But no matter how it's classified, it's a sobering, eyes-wide-open view of the Paris no guidebook would care to portray."
"This is not supposed to be a Baedeker or some tourist guide": Clébert offers a hellish itinerary of the less fortunate quarters of Paris. Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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