Search Results: "Robert G. Kaiser"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2009

"Eye-opening, and a key to understanding how money works in Washington—for the most part, corruptly."
Evenhanded study of the role of special-interest dollars in contemporary governance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1991

"A savvy, closely reasoned appraisal of an embattled kingpin who has been overtaken by events he initiated."
An illuminating, interpretive report on Mikhail Gorbachev's exercise of power, which concludes that his reforms may do more to expose than remedy the deficiencies of the Soviet Union's sociopolitical and economic institutions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"Remember that old saw about making sausages and making laws—that you don't want to know too much about either one? Kaiser disproves it with this lucid if sometimes numbing book."
A painstaking, richly detailed look at how the suite of financial reforms that followed the bank near-collapse of 2008 came to be—and nearly didn't come to be, even as they were defanged. Read full book review >

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G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >

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G-SPOT by Noire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Raunchy and rough, but it moves."
Payback time for a good girl gone bad. Read full book review >

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G-REX by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story isn't messy like life, it is just aimless, and Pearson's artwork is too frail a scaffolding to give this shapeless narrative any structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little brother gets a chance to be as teasing and bullyish as his big brother in this bit of purposeless wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >

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SMALL G by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Aimless and uninteresting tale that would have been best left to the archives."
A meandering story of gay and straight life in modern Zurich, the last fiction by Highsmith (Nothing That Meets the Eye, 2002, etc.) before her death in 1995. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Readable, if something of a footnote to history."
Did sibling rivalry lead to the slaughter that was World War I? This psychobiography makes a good case in the affirmative. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KAISER by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gripping narrative about a flawed, but ultimately pitiable, king."
A biography of Wilhelm II, who oversaw the collapse of the German empire. Read full book review >

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G IS FOR ONE GZONK! by Tony DiTerlizzi
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Fans of If I Ran the Zoo (1950), or silly alphabets in general, will delight in tracking the burgeoning chaos while trying to wrap their tongues around the droll monikers of this manic menagerie. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In memorable homage to his dedicatees Dr. Seuss and Edward Lear, DiTerlizzi introduces an unruly alphabet of imaginary "creachlings," colored in flat hues to evoke the printing processes of the previous century's middle decades and described in sprightly verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2006

"The very antithesis of Peggy Noonan's John Paul the Great (2005)."
A disapproving survey of the current state of Catholicism, lamenting the lost opportunities of the 2005 papal election. Read full book review >

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G-MAN  by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more."
Hunter (I, Ripper, 2015, etc.) continues the Swagger family saga, with Bob Lee lured from retirement after a steel box secreted by his grandfather Charles is discovered on the family's old Arkansas homestead. Read full book review >