Search Results: "Larry Berman"


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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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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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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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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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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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MAGIC IN THE MIRRORSTONE by Steve Berman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"First-rate fare for fantasy fans. (Short stories. 11-15)"
Led by Holly Black and Nina Kiriki Hoffman, 15 writers throw magical challenges at teenaged (mostly) characters in settings that range from exotic alternate realities to un-exotic high-school restrooms. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 11, 1990

Based on interviews with adult men and women whose parents were divorced when they were children, this study by a free-lance journalist of the effects of divorce is heartfelt but unsatisfying. Read full book review >

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TERROR AND LIBERALISM by Paul Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Full of good, smart moments, even if its governing idea is tough to pin down."
A timely cri de guerre—or perhaps antiguerre or autre guerre—from a distinguished student of liberalism and its enemies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Gilgamesh understood the paradox; it glimmers in works from Alice Miller to Ortega y Gassett to Bernadette Roberts; and Berman lets it loose to humble authority and hierarchy. (illustrations, not seen)"
Promising, vivid speculations on the evolution of mental states and varieties of consciousness from Berman (Coming to Our Senses, not reviewed). Read full book review >