Search Results: "John F. Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN F. KENNEDY by Michael O’Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"Not problem-free, but worthy, ambitious, and of much interest to students of recent US history."
A sprawling, unwieldy, yet readable life of the fallen president. Read full book review >

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JOHN F. KENNEDY by Alan Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Plenty of long, definitive works exist, but Brinkley takes his job seriously, filling 160 pages with a thoughtful, opinionated biography."
The admirable American Presidents series nears its end with another slim but astute biography by another big-league historian, this time Brinkley (The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by James N. Giglio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A balanced and thoughtful account that avoids the hagiography or damnation of so many other JFK bios, revealing the man in all his complexity, from his wily, hypnotic charm to his political decisiveness when it could not be avoided."
Brisk, solid survey of a brief and controversial presidency, by Giglio (History/Southwest Missouri State Univ.). Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by John F. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Though remarkably comprehensive for its limited length, more of Kennedy's voice would have served Sandler's purpose better."
A selection of letters to and from John F. Kennedy written over the course of 35 years. Read full book review >

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JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE RACE TO THE MOON by John M. Logsdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Essential to understanding JFK's sponsorship of an historic enterprise linking him to the future."
With new documents now available, a space historian and founder of George Washington University's Space Policy Institute revisits a scholarly topic he pioneered: John F. Kennedy's decision to go to the moon. Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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THE SURVIVOR by John F. Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2005

"A complement and corrective to the Clintons' own memoirs, full of surprising turns that do much to explain the recent past—and the unfolding political present."
A revealing look at the Clinton presidency, characterized by great ambitions and shattering failures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Q.E.D. A deeply cynical enterprise, this book. But then, so is American politics, all the more reason this will doubtless wind up on the nightstands of candidates everywhere."
Talking points, on-message admonitions and Machiavellian strategies for would-be presidents. Read full book review >

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HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >