Search Results: "Larry Berman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Forget the folderol about telling 'the shocking hidden story of the peace process'—for almost nothing about the Vietnam War could come as a shock anymore. Appreciate this story instead as a choreography of the long and delicate peace dance, and all the toes that were stepped on along the way."
A blow-by-blow accounting of the peace negotiations that ended the war in Vietnam, complete with some (hardly earthshaking) recently declassified material. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Readers who tolerate Berman's frequent pauses to quote praise from letters, speeches and articles, as well as tributes during award, change-of-command, retirement and funeral ceremonies, will agree that he makes a good case that Zumwalt was an outstanding naval leader."
Admiring biography of Elmo Russell Zumwalt (1920-2000), who transformed the U.S. Navy and went on to an equally commendable career after retirement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A fair-minded, consistently interesting attempt to unpack the 'boxes within boxes in An's life' and a fascinating contribution to our understanding of America's defeat in Vietnam."
The morally ambiguous life of a respected journalist for Time who turned out to be a spy for the North Vietnamese. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Not just a compelling history, but a cry for help in the recurring struggle to gain what is supposed to be an inalienable right."
An incisive look at the many issues surrounding the right to vote. Read full book review >

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Wilde Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 15, 2013

"An impressive collection brimming with originality."
Editor Berman (Wilde Stories 2012, etc.) compiles an eerie, moving volume of gay-themed speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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PERMISSION TO PARENT by Robin Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"While much of what Berman suggests can be found in other similarly intentioned books, the way she phrases her ideas is welcoming to parents and encourages them in all the best ways to grow into that important role."
How to set limits for your child in a balanced, supportive way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Diverting and often insightful, but ten minutes later you could be hungry for knowledge all over again."
The Astronomy columnist (Cosmic Adventure, 1998, etc.) invites readers to prowl their neighborhoods in search of everyday phenomena, then sit back and let him explain them—as well as the rest of the Universe. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

More cogent Vietnam War history as Berman (Poli. Read full book review >

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KLARA WITH A K by Sandy Berman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2014

"A successful historical novel about the redemptive power of remaining true to oneself, no matter what the cost."
After a concentration camp survivor attracts the romantic interest of two men, she makes discoveries about life, love and forgiveness in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Engaging and balanced—a stand-out book."
As The Nation political correspondent Berman ably shows, many factors led to the success of President Obama's election campaign, but a crucial aspect is often overlooked—the role played by Howard Dean as chairman of the Democratic Party Read full book review >

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Best Gay Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fine showcase of emerging and small-press authors."
The latest edition of the yearly anthology series offers a vivid cross section of contemporary gay life. Read full book review >