Search Results: "Robert D. Hare"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A chilling, eye-opening report—and a call to action."
A fascinating, if terrifying, look at psychopaths: the often charming, glib, sane-seeming people who rape and murder—and rip- off S&Ls—without a second's thought because they utterly lack the emotions that add up to the defining human characteristic of conscience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"An affecting account of one man's irrepressible will to survive and succeed."
The fictionalization of a memoir that recounts an Armenian's attempt to flee Turkey at the dawn of World War I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A useful, teeming point of departure for exploring these up-and-coming Eurasian dynamos."
An ambitious, somewhat amorphous look at the many "transition zone[s]" comprising traditional trading posts along the Indian Ocean that are now emerging as important strategic flashpoints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1994

"But despite these flaws, Unequal Protection is likely to be an eye-opener—both to those who are not aware of discriminatory environmental policies and to those who are."
This anthology explores the history of environmental racism (the locating of an unfair share of toxic hazards in communities of color) and provides case studies from around the country of blatant discrimination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF THE STONES by Robert D. San Souci

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Full of fascinating, sometimes brilliant, insight into the politics of the area and its impact on those entrusted with US policy."
An analysis of the evolution of US policy toward the Middle East—as well as of the foreign-policy elite that guided it—that goes far deeper than the headlines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A timely brave-new-world primer almost impossibly rich in quotable maxims. Even readers who recoil from Kaplan's prescription for global governance based on a new American imperium will find this empowering instant classic essential ammunition for any debate about what to do next."
Just in time for the post-World Trade Center era, a hardheaded, eerily prescient view of American geopolitics in a dangerous century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Such historical generalizations come so fast and furious, so isolated from such factors as politics, education, culture, technology, and the mass media, that they may well leave readers who persevere past the scintillating title essay unedified and disoriented."
Nine highly uneven pieces on current and future international politics by the prolific contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly (An Empire Wilderness, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Kaplan does not promote Romania, but he has written a journalistic tour de force that will convince readers that it's a fascinating place whose people, past, and current geopolitical dilemma deserve our attention."
Romania was a journalistic backwater when the author's bestselling Balkan Ghosts appeared in 1993. In this equally captivating sequel, veteran journalist Kaplan (Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, 2014, etc.) brings matters up to 2015.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1996

"But for sheer entertainment, vigor, sharp observation, and thoughtful comparison, Kaplan takes a lot of beating."
A ``brief romp'' through West Africa, Egypt, Iran, Central Asia, western China, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, and Cambodia by Atlantic Monthly contributing editor Kaplan (Balkan Ghosts, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A solid work of acuity and breadth."
Kaplan (Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, 2010, etc.) sagely plots global territorial transformations from the United States to China. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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