Search Results: "Peter L. Bergen"


BOOK REVIEW

UNITED STATES OF JIHAD by Peter L. Bergen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Thoughtful and sensitive, Bergen's book faces a nightmare scenario head-on."
A frightening survey of Islamic terrorists bred on American soil. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A compelling story, told with authority, of the final takedown of likely the most wanted criminal in history."
An exciting insider account of the vast, secretive effort to track and kill the al-Qaeda leader. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Know your enemy, the adage goes. This is a most helpful resource."
He was a nice, quiet boy, a loner, kept pretty much to himself. Then he got a little funny in the head—but we never saw it coming. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"One of the deepest and most disturbing investigations of one of the defining issues of our era."
A revelatory, pull-no-punches history of the War on Terror, from before 9/11 to the present day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"It's no match for Jesse Sheidlower's fluent, fun The F Word (1995), but Bergen's study is still a winner for the psycholinguistics nerd in the house."
An examination of the sub rosa language that sets us all atwitter—and athwart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR OF LESSER by David Bergen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"There's enough sensitivity and restraint in the narration to keep the proceedings from turning into soap opera, but at times it's a close call."
First-timer Bergen offers a strong, evocative, but ultimately rather unmoving representation of a small prairie town in Canada and of the dramas that it contains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

A savvy appreciation of how a small band of disinterested academics has revolutionized the way Wall Street and its offshore counterparts manage the world's investment wealth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1992

"The flowering of American neoconservative religious thought (see also Richard John Neuhaus's Doing Well and Doing Good, below), notorious for its acumen, wit, and cockiness, continues unabated."
Unfocused but frequently brilliant disquisition on Christianity in relation to society. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"One corner of the great American panorama enlarged to highlight its starry-eyed visionaries, political machinations, indefatigable ingenuity, and cockeyed optimism. (20 line drawings, not seen)"
Crisp, insightful history of the canal that transformed New York into the Empire State and the US into an economic powerhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAVIGATING LIFE by Margaux Bergen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Bergen's more helpful suggestions about ways to live well would be better suited to a mother-to-daughter letter, with all of the straining to impress shorn away."
A guide to life started by a mother when her daughter was in elementary school and given to her on her first day of college. Read full book review >