Search Results: "Richard Reeves"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Though it's all too quick for any depth, there are savory nuggets everywhere, and the little absurdities and disjunctions of travel take on vigor and wit in Reeves's hands."
Veteran journalist and traveler Reeves (President Kennedy: Profile of Power, 1993, etc.) in lite mode, as he cobbles together family impressions of their 34-day, jet-propelled, round-the-world jaunt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"An uplifting, evenhanded portrait of the characters behind this massive effort—a nice complement to Andrei Cherny's enthusiastic account, The Candy Bombers (2008)."
Presidential biographer Reeves (President Reagan, 2005, etc.) recaptures the trepidation and righteousness of the Berlin Airlift. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1996

"Perhaps he will try again with Clinton, from a perspective slightly broader than that of last week's news."
The title of this book by columnist Reeves (President Kennedy: Profile in Power, 1993) far exceeds its grasp. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT REAGAN by Richard Reeves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Under Reagan, recently all but canonized, the economy suffered, big government grew bigger, the military got new toys but not better soldiers or leaders. And as for national pride…"
The Reagan years were a triumph of the imagination indeed—and a defeat of reality. So suggests presidential biographer Reeves (President Nixon, 2001, etc.), who offers a different Ronald Reagan from that of the hagiographers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 1982

"No order, no rigor, no real resolution-but a lively sounding on issues that democracy itself keeps alive."
Political scientists, sociologists, economists have reviewed Tocqueville's descriptions and prophecies—but it was a journalistic brainstorm to take the notes Tocqueville made during the 1831 tour on which Democracy in America was based (published in 1938 as Tocqueville and Beaumont in America), and "recreate Tocqueville's journey": ask the same questions of the same sorts of people; see what American democracy had become. Read full book review >

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A FORD, NOT A LINCOLN by Richard Reeves
Released: Oct. 24, 1975

"Dispiriting."
The point of Reeves' little debunking book on Jerry Ford can be quickly stated: Gerald Ford is like a McDonald's hamburger, a triumph in marketing the lowest common denominator. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2015

"An engaging and comprehensive depiction of an essential, but sometimes-overlooked, era of U.S. history."
Former Frontline journalist Reeves (Portrait of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House, 2010, etc.) brings his reporting chops to this history of America's less-publicized response to the Pearl Harbor bombings.Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT KENNEDY by Richard Reeves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1993

"Neither Camelot elegy nor scathing revisionism—but the kind of cool, dispassionate narrative that JFK himself might have appreciated."
Behind the scenes in the Kennedy Administration—in well- documented, unusually revealing depth. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1984

"As an honest statement of confusion, it's as good as anything around (certainly preferable to V. S. Naipaul's caustic Among the Believers)."
Political reporter and commentator Reeves, as American as we come, discovers the Pakistani/Muslim/Third World differences: in one of many apt nutshells—"we couldn't even get each other's names straight." Read full book review >

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THE REAGAN DETOUR by Richard Reeves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1985

"Surely to be talked-about as America gears up for the next presidential election cycle."
A concise political essay on how Ronald Reagan cemented such a huge victory in 1984, while still not being exactly able to count on a popular mandate. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT NIXON by Richard Reeves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Those who survived the Nixon era will shudder anew; younger readers will find this a lucid survey of a strange time."
A useful account of Richard Nixon's tumultuous tenure as chief executive. Read full book review >