Search Results: "Michael Hastings"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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TORN by Avery Hastings
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 21, 2015

"The setting never comes to life, and the characters never inspire real caring in this paint-by-numbers second volume. (Dystopian romance. 12-15)"
Star-crossed lovers Cole and Davis may be miles apart, but their goals for the future still follow a similar trajectory—toward each other. Read full book review >

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FEUDS by Avery Hastings
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A disappointing futuristic retelling of Romeo and Juliet. (Dystopian romance. 15-18)"
Cole, a Geneserian, and Davis, a Prior, battle segregation, disease and meddling families to cling to the strongest love they've ever known. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS by Max Hastings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Warriors are like the rest of us, Hastings observes—which makes the accomplishments of the great ones all the more unusual. Of interest to students of tactics and military history—and perhaps of psychology as well."
An old-fashioned book about battles past, before the technocrats came along to ruin the notion of courage under fire. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 26, 1979

"A successful book in every way; thoughtfully analytic and emotionally gripping at the same time."
Among the strongest images of World War II is that of waves of Allied bombers "striking at the heart" of Germany, reducing German cities to rubble and destroying the German will to fight. Read full book review >