Search Results: "Thomas Byrne Edsall"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Perhaps too Lefty for the Righties, but a stark snapshot of the present and a dark view of the future."
New Republic and National Journal correspondent Edsall (Public Affairs Journalism/Columbia Univ.; Building Red America: The New Conservative Coalition and the Drive For Permanent Power, 2006, etc.) returns with a heavily documented elaboration of his thesis that austerity will continue to polarize the country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"A powerful companion to Nicholas Lemann's The Promised Land (p. 32) and Kevin Phillips's The Politics of Rich and Poor (1990) in detailing the racial and class tensions that are rending America's social fabric and poisoning its body politic."
An incisive analysis from Washington Post journalist Edsall (The New Politics of Inequality, 1984) of the political equivalent of a continental drift: the electoral realignment in which Republicans have won the White House five out of the last six times since 1964. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2006

"Impressive political analysis, anchoring electoral trends in the larger demographic, social, business and moral environment."
A penetrating examination of the Republicans' permanent campaign—and the Democrats' still-formidable disadvantages—from Washington Post senior political reporter Edsall. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK JUST ATE MY DOG by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Misses the mark. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A carnivorous book invites readers to participate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CHICAGO by Jane Byrne
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A compelling account of modern urban politics, from one who was there. (Photographs—not seen.)"
In an engaging and readable work of history and autobiography, Chicago's first woman mayor reflects on the history of her city and of her tenure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOICES by Nancy Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"Sincere if rambling discussion of self-discovery and empowerment."
A Colorado-based woman shares her missives with a "Spirit," among other musings, in this debut memoir/personal growth book. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING RIVER by Kim Byrne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2009

"A debut with romance, thrills, chills, red herrings and a surprise ending."
A graduate student's arrival on campus causes quite a stir. Read full book review >

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THE REAL JANE AUSTEN by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Her exquisite novels remain the major source of fascination with Jane Austen."
For Austen obsessives, this latest study offers a few flashes of revelation amid long stretches of minutiae. Read full book review >

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THRILL by Robert Byrne
Released: July 1, 1995

"Engaging details about roller coasters, but uninspired thriller work."
A formulaic, far-fetched offering by disaster-thriller veteran Byrne (Mannequin, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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A GENIUS FOR LIVING by Janet Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 1995

"A portrait of Frieda that comprehends all of her life's events and none of her spirit. (16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Freelance writer Byrne captures little of Frieda von Richthofen Lawrence's unconventional vitality, her independent mind, or her tempestuous marriage with D.H. Frieda, equally careless of her reputations as Lawrence's muse, earth goddess, and obtuse nymphomaniac, never inspired tepid opinions, whether in Lawrence's portraits of her in his novels or in the recent spate of Lawrenciana. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"Highly recommended—anyone at all interested in music will learn a lot from this book."
From the former Talking Heads frontman, a supremely intelligent, superbly written dissection of music as an art form and way of life. Read full book review >