Search Results: "Michael Beschloss"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"All politics is local—and personal. These interviews are invaluable in providing a fly-on-the-wall view of life in the Kennedy White House—and there has never been so intimate a view from a First Lady's perspective."
The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speaks candidly about life in Camelot. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2007

"History written with subtlety, verve and an almost novelistic appreciation for the complexities of human nature and presidential politics."
Historian Beschloss (The Conquerors, 2002, etc.) pens a vivid account of how nine U.S. presidents withstood political firestorms. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 1991

"History as it ought to be written—exhaustively researched, revelatory, graceful, and, despite our knowledge of the outcome, even thrilling. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs.)"
Especially apropos in the wake of the recent Gulf war—a superb diplomatic history that unfolds the near-fatal miscalculations made by the cool New Frontiersman and the mercurial Soviet in the most dangerous years of the cold war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2002

"An altogether valuable addition to the historical literature."
A lucid study of how FDR's evolving vision of postwar Europe, enacted by Truman, prevented a recapitulation of Versailles and allowed for the rise of a prosperous, democratic, peaceable Germany. Read full book review >

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AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS by Michael R. Beschloss
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"Despite the self-serving tone of many of the diplomats interviewed: a superb early take on a watershed period in diplomatic history."
A vivid, behind-the-scenes examination of the close relationship between George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev in the last scenes of the cold war. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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The Truth The Whole Truth Nothing but the Truth by Michael
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Sprightly throughout, this volume portrays a belief system that is vehement though rarely novel."
A debut book offers a no-nonsense guide to biblical teachings, with a particular emphasis on the truth found in the Bible itself. Read full book review >

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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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CAT SAYS MEOW by Michael Arndt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"This is one of those rare picture books with something for everyone to enjoy, beginning with colors, sounds and shapes for the youngest. (Picture book. 2-7)"
No other book of simple sentences about animal sounds also boasts eye-catching, often humorous graphics that show the letters of the sound forming the animal's head or body. Read full book review >

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IT'S AN ORANGE AARDVARK! by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Suspenseful and entertaining; all-around great fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Get ready for some hilarity and hijinks as five ants discover what's really outside their stump home in this die-cut offering from Hall. Read full book review >

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THE CARDINAL AND THE CROW by Michael Moniz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Though the theme's upstanding, the book as a whole is little more than just pleasant. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A picture-book parable set in the animal world with the themes of bullying and forgiveness. Read full book review >