Search Results: "Michael Hastings"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST MAGAZINE by Michael Hastings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"A ribald comedy about doing time in the trenches and the bitter choices that integrity demands."
A posthumous novel about the news business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"An exciting and enlightening exposé of the war in Afghanistan, the dangers of concentrated power and the public's need to know."
War correspondent Hastings vividly recounts his explosive 2010 Rolling Stone article that got Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal drummed out of Afghanistan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An entertainment, though not much more to ordinary readers. Aspiring politicos and their staffers, though, will want this for its astute look at the tricks of the trade."
A semigonzo, often funny, occasionally revealing look at the daily business of conducting a presidential campaign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1979

"It is a one-sided tale, but it is a side well told."
Yonaton Netanyahu, Yoni, was the 30-year-old leader of the Israeli force that rescued the hostages at Entebbe and he was its only casualty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVELYN WAUGH by Selina Hastings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1995

"In the end, however, perhaps the strongest impression left by this biography is of a writer who like no other great (or nearly great) artist was possessed of so little basic human sympathy. (63 b&w photos, not seen)"
An elegant, well-wrought, and objective biography of a complex but relentlessly unlikable figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINSTON’S WAR by Max Hastings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2010

"A magisterial, commanding, and immensely thought-provoking history."
Veteran British journalist and historian Hastings (Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45, 2008, etc.) provides fresh, exciting insights into Winston Churchill's wartime leadership. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOULFIRE by Daniel Hastings
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"A conceptually promising but unevenly executed fantasy."
In this debut fantasy novel, an amnesiac questions his dreams in which he's a young medieval warrior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KOREAN WAR by Max Hastings
Released: Nov. 27, 1987

"The absorbing text has photographs and maps (not seen)."
An overview of the 1950-53 "police action" that ranks with T.R. Fehrenbach's This Kind of War and Bevin Alexander's Korea (1986). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATASTROPHE 1914 by Max Hastings
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Among the plethora of brilliant accounts of this period, this is one of the best."
Does the world need another book on that dismal year? Absolutely, if it's by Hastings (Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945, 2011, etc.). After many accounts of World War II, the veteran military historian tries his hand, with splendid results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN by Eli  Hastings
Released: May 1, 2013

"As elemental, lyrical and cringe-inducing a love story as they come."
A candid, bracing memoir of love, addiction and self-destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETRIBUTION by Max Hastings
NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2008

"A solid complement to existing histories of the Pacific theater."
A fine-grained study of the last year of World War II in the Pacific. Read full book review >