Search Results: "Michael R. Beschloss"


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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: 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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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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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 by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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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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Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Engaging, useful, and sometimes annoyingly repetitious."
How some people achieve the "unforeseen blessing" of growth from adversity. Read full book review >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >