Search Results: "Robert M. Gates"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"A silent-service veteran's genuinely engrossing from-the- inside-out appraisal of an eventful period in the history of the US and the wider world. (Author tour)"
A career undercover man who reached the top of his furtive profession (as director of the CIA from late 1991 through early 1993), Gates sheds considerable light in this wide-angle memoir on the ways in which the craft of intelligence influenced government policy during the height of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A concise distillation of more than five decades of leadership knowledge—good reading for all of the 2016 presidential candidates."
The former secretary of defense offers insights into being an effective leader. Read full book review >

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DUTY by Robert M. Gates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A smart and plainspoken—if sometimes obviously self-serving—insider's view of the military-industrial-governmental complex. Sure to spark plenty of discussion inside the Beltway."
Former Secretary of Defense Gates doesn't exactly bare all in this politically charged memoir, but he doesn't pull many punches, either. Read full book review >

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AND STILL I RISE by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A must for the look-it-up shelf and a poignant reminder of how far we have come—and have yet to go."
A stirring chronology of advances—and some backward steps—in the long struggle for African-American civil rights. Read full book review >

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BRIGHAM’S DAY by John Gates
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2000

"Newcomer Gates, a Utah native practicing law in Texas, turns a wonderfully jaundiced eye on the beauty and grotesqueries of his home state, and on the disquieting Mormon fringe culture that seems to hold it in an iron grip."
Atmospheric legal procedural that peers into the uninviting shadows cast by the Church of the Latter-day Saints on contemporary and historical Utah. Read full book review >

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Released: May 6, 2013

"Edsel's knowledge and appreciation of art amplifies this celebration of the unheralded group of men who ensured the safety of Italy's greatest treasures."
Edsel (The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, 2009, etc.) continues his work chronicling the small band of artists and art historians who tracked down and saved Europe's artistic heritage, this time focusing on Italy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Gee-whiz industriously wrapped in solid science."
With an assist from Robert Aquinas McNally, his coauthor for Voices of the Rocks (1999), but using the first person throughout, Schoch again asserts that the conventional view about the rise of civilization is both untimely and wrong. Read full book review >

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FIELD OF GOURDS by Robert M. Fisher
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Offers an exciting path for escaping intellectual ruts."
With his dog, Bella, serving as muse, questioner and devil's advocate, Fisher aims to generate a new way of thinking about science, politics, economics and religion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A natty tour of the society's house: closets, skeletons, and all."
The former executive editor of its magazine provides a candid history of the National Geographic Society's vision and politics. Read full book review >