Search Results: "Lloyd C. Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Uncovering valuable new factual evidence, Gardner ably guides the reader through the perilous chess game that has played out in the region since WWII."
A useful prequel to the author's The Long Road to Baghdad: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the 1970s to the Present (2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 1993

"Some useful information clearly presented, but, overall—to adapt the famous Churchill phrase—a pudding in search of a theme."
Largely familiar tale of great-power politics prior to and during WW II; by Gardner (History/Rutgers; Approaching Vietnam, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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KILLING MACHINE by Lloyd C. Gardner
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An evenhanded yet grim assessment of the growing consensus regarding 'the lethal presidency.'"
Straightforward, rigorous account of how President Barack Obama's embrace of high-tech militarism is changing the parameters of the presidency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Gardner ably pursues strategy and context as sources of political constraint and tension, providing a useful overview of Egypt's dealings with the U.S. Pair with Steven A. Cook's The Struggle for Egypt (2011), which provides greater detail on the variegated inputs at the local level."
Solid account of Egypt's still-developing political transformation and how it has related to the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Gardner's suggestion that Vietnam was in some measure a moral drama played out in the dark recesses of LBJ's conscience is an intriguing, controversial contribution to the ongoing debate on the war, one that he backs up with thorough research and sound scholarship."
An accidentally timely rejoinder to Robert McNamara's recently published memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A worthwhile contribution to our ongoing national debate about the balance between national security and privacy and about the line between sedition and dissent."
Who poses the greater threat to the United States: the spymasters and their "enormous power" or the leakers "who occasionally expose them?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A vital primer to the slow-motion conflagration of American foreign policy."
Precise narrative connects the dots between Vietnam and Gulf War II, primarily from a political and diplomatic perspective. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"Primarily of interest to devoted fans and those who knew Gardner."
Breezy appreciation by Silesky (Ferlinghetti, 1990, etc.), presenting the novelist as less an "outlaw" than a conventional man with a modest talent, a fierce drive, and a gift for self-destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AVA GARDNER by Lee Server
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2006

"Overlong, yet never dull. Server writes with a contagious enthusiasm for his subject and a solid grasp of Hollywood history that Ava's fans and film buffs will enjoy."
Little falls on the cutting room floor is this full-dress biography of a screen icon. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Definitive. (Photographs—121—some seen.)"
Engrossing story of the Balzac-scaled life of the great architect. Read full book review >