Search Results: "Kristin Hersh"


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DON'T SUCK, DON'T DIE by Kristin Hersh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"The book's great sadness is matched by the skill and vitality of Hersh's writing; it will make treasured and troubled reading for fans of Chesnutt and the author alike."
Glimpses of a musician's life and death. Read full book review >

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RAT GIRL by Kristin Hersh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A thoroughly engrossing work by an original voice—hopefully the first of many."
Funny, quirky coming-of-age story from a unique musical artist. Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR HERSH by Robert Miraldi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An important, long-overdue biography."
A deep biographical treatment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is the scourge of those in power. Read full book review >

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BERJI KRISTIN by Latife Tekin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An accomplished debut."
Evocations of contemporary urban life on the margins—in a first US publication from Turkish novelist Tekin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Somewhat nebulous in focus, this is nonetheless an affecting examination of issues beyond the scope of Lardner's original articles. (Author tour)"
A painful account of a murder, told by a hard-boiled journalist who is also the victim's father. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW PRESIDENT by Burton Hersh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1997

"Ted Kennedy is larger than his appetites'' is one of his better-turned phrases) and the details of how Kennedy works the Senate, scoring remarkable victories for his liberal principles in a conservative era, make this a decent if unspectacular addition to the Kennedy canon."
How Ted Kennedy earned his reputation as a prodigious womanizer, drinker, and eater—and also, according to veteran Kennedy-watcher Hersh, as one of the most effective senators of our time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 1992

A sprawling chronicle that details how a clutch of Ivy- educated Wall Street attorneys and their associates—the ``Old Boy network''—created the Central Intelligence Agency and influenced the formative decades of the cold war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"The rot beneath Camelot's glittering surface is now an old story, but few books have so thoroughly examined the decay."
Veteran Kennedy chronicler Hersh (The Shadow President, 1997, etc.) examines the poisonous dynamic between Attorney General and FBI director. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN by Seymour Hersh
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"The essays are densely composed, sometimes presupposing extensive reader knowledge about American military and diplomatic involvement in the affairs of geographically remote nations. Context beyond the content of the London Review of Books pieces would have added value to Hersh's reporting."
The Pulitzer Prize winner builds on his reputation as an iconic investigative journalist, skewering the conventional wisdom about the death of Osama bin Laden. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BEAUTY by Kristin Roskifte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It rarely comes amiss to give superficiality a poke in the eye, but this is an awfully sharp stick. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Denizens of the zoo become slaves to fashion, with predictably unfortunate results. Read full book review >

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CATALYST by Kristin Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Conceptually interesting but too heavily reliant on convenience to succeed. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Investigating her recently deceased father's secret identity leads 17-year-old white, redheaded Sienna into the criminal underworld, a network of rebels, and uncharted romantic territory. Read full book review >