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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Laborious diatribe against the Feds, with little evidence other than Kaiser's say-so."
The CEO of a Maryland electronics company specializing in eavesdropping and explosives detection equipment tells of spooks, dirty tricks and vengeful federal agents. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A thoughtful, thorough and novel take on time-travel tropes."
Doctor Who meets Glory in this smart sci-fi adventure. Read full book review >

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HUMAN by Robert G. Berke
Released: Dec. 18, 2011

"A rough-and-tumble combination of science fiction, crime and romance that ultimately succeeds in salvaging the best from each genre to comment meaningfully on the perplexing—and often uncertain—nature of human identity."
First-time novelist Berke examines the tenuous relationship between the mental and the corporeal in a tale of political tug-of-war between the secret operatives of two world superpowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEDE by Robert G. Masin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2010

"Affectionate, with a bracing air of locality—the kind of microhistory that will yield gold for more sweeping history projects."
Masin's portrait of his father, a renowned athlete of northern New Jersey in the '30s and '40s. Read full book review >