Search Results: "Michael Lind"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"Amid the usual gaffe-and-gotcha campaign journalism (which TNR itself has sometimes been guilty of), a bracing reminder of the enduring issues."
Joining a mighty stream of political titles appearing between now and Election Day, these 43 typically trenchant essays from the high-buzz Washington journal delight in tweaking conservative noses—and liberal ones, too. Read full book review >

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POWERTOWN by Michael Lind
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 1996

"By Lind's not very gracefully rendered account, Washington is a town lacking pity, depth—or interest. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A torpid, episodic novel set in Washington, D.C., by first- timer Lind (The Next American Nation, 1995), a neocon top player and former editor at The New Republic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Long in vision, admirable in scope, vacuous in application."
A fast-paced, shotgun-style cornucopia of public-policy innovations intended to offer a cohesive agenda for revitalizing American politics, economy, and civil society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"Timely, big-picture analysis that supplies vital context to our current economic and political moment."
The director of the New America Foundation's Economic Growth Program charts the technological innovations and the political response to those changes that have marked our economic history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 1995

"Still, an intelligent albeit unfocused foray, far richer—and much worthier of serious consideration—than the usual polemic."
Neoconservative gadfly Lind bites fiercely at right and left- -and just about every American institution in between. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Much sound and fury signifying little more than a reprise of John Foster Dulles-like Cold War thinking."
A single-minded interpretation of the Vietnam War based on the author's conviction that the conflict's overriding issue was a Moscow-directed international communist conspiracy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2005

"A man with Lincoln's beliefs could never win a presidential election today, but as portrayed in these pages he could very well get shot."
Honest Abe was a white supremacist, a trade protectionist, a pro-industrialist—in short, a Henry Clay Whig whose greatest contribution to history was his insistence that the experiment in American freedom had relevance for the rest of the planet. Read full book review >

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BLUEBONNET GIRL by Michael Lind
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A pleasant introduction to a popular legend. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Those interested in regional folklore and flowers will find this retelling by first-time author Lind to be of special interest; all readers will find it to be a satisfying story of the origin of the Texas bluebonnet. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"The sky's the limit for this winning, winsome, wee mollusk. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
A perky anthropomorphic shell named Marcel introduces readers to his highly original universe in this quirky spin-off from the 2010 Stop Motion animated short film of the same name. Read full book review >