Search Results: "Tim Weiner"


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ENEMIES by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A sober, monumental and unflinchingly critical account of a problematic institution."
Drawing on thousands of pages of recently declassified documents and oral histories, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Weiner (Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, 2008, etc.) delivers an authoritative and often frightening history of what has been, in effect, America's secret police. Read full book review >

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LEGACY OF ASHES by Tim Weiner
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Absorbing, appalling history."
The CIA started off on the wrong foot in 1947 and never regained it, maintains Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Weiner (Blank Check, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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ONE MAN AGAINST THE WORLD by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"That project continues, of course, in different hands all these years after Nixon's coverup of a coverup. No one who reads this incisive book will be nostalgic for Nixon, no matter how disastrous his successors."
Sobering, eye-opening study of Richard Nixon's booze-soaked, paranoid White House years and the endless tragedies they wrought. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"This suspenseful book, based on interviews with key players, including Ames himself, lends powerful ammunition to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's argument that the CIA has seen its day and should be abolished. (Author tour)"
An eye-widening look inside one of America's most notorious spy cases. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT BEST THING by Jennifer Weiner
Released: July 3, 2012

"Spares no bon mot in exposing Hollywood's sexism, ageism and incurable penchant for extravagant silliness."
A sitcom showrunner finds the road to her first series launch much rockier than expected. Read full book review >

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MAN SEEKS GOD by Eric Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"A mixture of sincerity, sensationalism and irony that alternately delights, informs and annoys."
A peripatetic journalist and the author of The Geography of Bliss (2008) jets around the globe trying to find a religion that makes sense for him. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST BIGFOOT by Jennifer Weiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Enchanting right up to the sequel-beckoning end. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two girls, one a human and one a Yare, or Bigfoot, feel that they don't fit in with their families and communities. Read full book review >

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LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"After her realistic examination of new motherhood and marital strain, Weiner pulls her punches with a too-neat ending."
Weiner (Good in Bed, 2001; In Her Shoes, 2002) follows four Philadelphia women as they face the challenges, from trivial to profound, of new motherhood, becoming friends in the process. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1994

"There are lots of memorable lines, and telling, even funny anecdotes (don't miss the one about the barnacle that bit) that make this Weiner a winner. (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; History Book Club selection)"
An unusual and enjoyable look at the ongoing process of evolution. Read full book review >

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THEN CAME YOU by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"The conflicts enmeshing all these characters, as each becomes embroiled in Marcus and India's 'assisted gestation' scheme, are gripping, and Weiner's elucidation of socio-economic determinism is as sharp as ever. However, the ending does not so much jump the shark as de-fang it."
Four women confront the quandaries surrounding modern motherhood, in Weiner's fraught latest (In Her Shoes, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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CERTAIN GIRLS by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"A touching examination of both the comic and tragic moments that mark the mother-daughter relationship."
Weiner's sequel to her debut novel (Good in Bed, 2001) revisits that book's heroine 13 years later. Read full book review >