Search Results: "Kristin Hersh"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN by Kristin Rae
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Undemanding but enjoyable—an ideal beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
This debut takes readers to Italy, where 17-year-old Pippa defies her parents' wishes and secretly takes off on her own. Read full book review >

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LEGACY OF THE CLOCKWORK KEY by Kristin Bailey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Mediocre. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
A young woman is drawn into a secret society of inventors in this derivative debut. Read full book review >

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DUCK TAKES A RIDE by Kristin Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Though visually pleasing, this app fails to provide children with an engaging story. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
This imaginative portrayal of ancient animal figures does not realize its full potential. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED by Kristin Rae
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 29, 2016

"Sure to please any teen who loves the arts or dreams of musical-style romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in the big city anymore. Read full book review >