Search Results: "Nathaniel Rich"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAYOR’S TONGUE by Nathaniel Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A debut novel that will appeal most to punch-drunk bibliophiles."
A loopy play on literary life from Paris Review editor Rich. Read full book review >

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ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Released: April 2, 2013

"An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege."
A mathematician with a combination of unusual gifts sees the worst coming in this strange rumination on catastrophe prediction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Frank builds a solid case that the ban on gays in the military is not only wrong, it is endangering the country."
Wide-ranging critique of the U.S. military's controversial policy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A well-balanced consideration of both the promise and problems involved in the scientific search for human betterment."
A presentation of two sides of the complex history of eugenics: eradicating disease and improving the human race. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2006

"A remarkably sensitive account: 21st-century readers could ask for no more insightful reinterpretation of America's founding myth."
Known for his special talent with a sea story, National Book Award-winner Philbrick (Sea of Glory, 2003, etc.) here uses the Pilgrims' perilous Atlantic crossing as mere prelude to an even more harrowing tale of survival in an alien land. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"Fast-moving and entertaining."
Do you believe that 13 is an unlucky number? This book may cure you. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2017

"A timely but flawed dystopian vision of America."
A novel offers analysis and stories exploring a United States ruled by a billionaire dictator. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2002

"Stone rows his boat into a work of art."
In an impeccable piece of travel-writing, newcomer Stone travels by rowboat on a course that turns the eastern US into a big island that he transportingly circumnavigates. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"A rare blend of history, heroics, and gut-gripping emotion."
The harrowing survival tale that garnered Philbrick a National Book Award (In the Heart of the Sea, 2000) seems almost a tune-up for this saga of wind and wave. Read full book review >

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LUCK FAVORS THE PREPARED by Nathaniel Barber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 9, 2017

"Former band geeks may recognize themselves in some of Barber's high school memories, but more universal moments are rare."
Dry humor and rotten luck abound in this collection of short personal essays. Read full book review >

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BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2017 by Nathaniel  Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"Generalizations aside, the 29 stories here are excellent and frequently brilliant, with none of the workshopped feel of so many of their American counterparts. Of interest to literary readers of English on both sides of the water."
The across-the-pond rejoinder to Best American Short Stories delivers another fine collection of continental conjuring. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by Nathaniel Frank
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2017

"Frank's strikingly detailed, essential reportage reminds readers of the gay community's enduring fight for equality."
A diligent archive of gay marriage equality from its roots as a hopeful pipe dream to its realization as a civil right. Read full book review >