Search Results: "Michael Mandelbaum"


BOOK REVIEW

MISSION FAILURE by Michael Mandelbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"A skilled, persuasive appraisal of a unique moment in our foreign policy history."
An international affairs expert charts America's largely unsuccessful foreign interventions over the past 20 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"While the challenges described in the book are serious indeed, and most readers will agree with much of what the authors explore, the narrative execution is lacking. Disappointing."
A comprehensive but unoriginal look at the challenges America faces in 2011 and beyond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"In the absence of a viable alternative, in Mandelbaum's estimation, the Wilson triad is the best show in town, warts and all: 'The one worse thing than the triumph of these ideas that conquered the world is their defeat.'"
A lofty—and disengaged—overview of liberal triumphalism at the start of the 21st century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Provocative and lucid: an owner's manual for empire builders, complete with warnings of what can go wrong."
A curious empire, this: Unwilling though it may be, the U.S. is not just an imperial power but also the de facto government over much of the planet. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO GLOBAL PROSPERITY by Michael Mandelbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"An incisive assessment of the political problems underlying our increasingly integrated world economy."
A distinguished analyst of international affairs looks at the future of the global economy and discovers mostly good news. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARRETT IN WEDLOCK by Paul Mandelbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"Stories that, like Garrett and his new family, work better together."
It's her domestic turmoil—he's just in it—in this deft debut by Mandelbaum. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CAR GOES FAR by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An inviting, accessible title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Garland's little red car invites children along for a ride to reading success. Read full book review >