Search Results: "Jeremy Scahill"


BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY WARS by Jeremy Scahill
Released: April 23, 2013

"Not always convincing, but a surefire hit for fans of Blackwater and studded with intriguing, occasionally damning material."
Scahill (Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, 2007), the Nation magazine's national security correspondent, questions the legality and command methods of the ongoing war against al-Qaida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"Convincing and damning but unlikely to influence U.S. leaders because the electorate largely approves of drone warfare. Apparently killing terrorists takes priority over legal niceties or the deaths of innocent non-Americans."
In this angry but well-documented polemic, journalist Scahill (Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, 2013, etc.) and his colleagues at the Intercept add to a growing genre that denounces our leaders' fascination with a cheap, seemingly risk-free way to kill terrorists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRAITS by Jeremy Craig
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Easygoing yet complex, veering between detachment and desperation, he's worth spending time with. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Since his mother and sister died in a Florida hurricane, Jim, 15, has survived in a FEMA trailer park with Aunt Mel, supplementing her meager income by working construction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TED TURNER by Jeremy Byman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 1998

"A list of Time-Warner's holdings is an odd addition to the backmatter. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
This superficial biography has been pasted together mostly from magazine articles, and—lacking vigor and immediacy—it shows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CYRIL CONNOLLY by Jeremy Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The critic emerges from Lewis's quietly compassionate portrait as an intriguing and contradictory personality: difficult, bright, self-serving, and ultimately self-punishing."
In his vast biography of the literary critic, Lewis, former deputy editor of London Magazine, writes with the perfectionism of a skilled cultural historian and the bloodlust of a tabloid gossip columnist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"So readers will be rewarded to learn what happened to Tom Lehrer as well as to hear about the great and the tragic."
For a change, not just a miscellany of previously published pieces but essays—including two originals—with a couple of underlying themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROALD DAHL by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"The enigma of Dahl himself, like the elusive charm of the tales, survives even this fine analysis."
In this brief and insightful biography, Treglown (Ed., TLS, 1982-90) probes the dark and volatile nature of this postmodern Pied Piper whose macabre tales bewitched millions of children and their parents, earned fortunes for his publishers, and redefined the genre of children's literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2005

"Reference-level account of inevitability tinged by intriguing what-ifs."
Former BBC Middle East correspondent Bowen carefully reassembles the geopolitical dynamics of one week that triggered embittered conflict for decades—and still counting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICHOLAS by Jeremy Seal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Here is evidence in an investigative report on who he was before he became the cult personage in the polar parsonage."
Nicholas, the fourth-century resident of Myra, Anatolia, one of the most popular saints, is the subject of this ornate biographical treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RENEWABLE by Jeremy  Shere
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A solid overview of an important, often misunderstood topic."
A bright, accessible account of renewable energy and its role in our lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

V.S. PRITCHETT by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Limns the public man rather than delving too deeply inward."
Breezy, proficient biography of the versatile English novelist, journalist, and critic, by former TLS editor Treglown (Romancing: The Life and Work of Henry Green, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >