Search Results: "William L. Shirer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 17, 1960

"As November choice of the Book-of-the-Month, it should be an immediate success."
This is an extraordinarily interesting piece of the history of our times, made possible first by the fact that an excellent reporter was on the scene and lived through much of it, second by the wealth of primary source material secured at the time of the defeat and fall of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"A less than ideal presentation, then, for an important American commentary on life in Nazi Germany."
An often gripping, but seriously under-edited, series of the famed correspondent's news reports for CBS radio, published for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1962

"There's a sense of drama, an economy of words."
Excitement, suspense surrounding the biggest naval hunt of World War II, combine to make this one of the tops in this series, a book one reads with sustained excitement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 20, 1941

"A book for public libraries, bookshops, rental libraries."
Here's the answer to those who have wondered whether Shirer's veiled allusions on the air, speaking from Berlin, have cloaked pro-Nazi sympathies. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 1976

"At the close he's off to Gandhi's India and what may be a more inspiring volume two."
Foreign correspondent Shirer, it can conventionally be said, had led a full, rich life—at least from the age of twenty-one when, as a "raw Iowa youth," late editor of the Coe College Cosmos, he landed a job on the fabled Paris Tribune, never to go home again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 26, 1989

"A fine, fitting conclusion to an important work of autobiography."
This third and final installment of the author/broadcaster's memoirs examines in human terms the forces that shaped the history of the past five decades. Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1955

"What he has set out to do- present the 'challenge' he has done- admirably."
Some years ago Marquis Childa' The Middle Way fascinated the American reading public with the program then getting under way in Sweden. Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1984

"Shirer is still pained, still jubilant—and, on a private level, both frank and gracious."
The rise of the Third Reich achingly relived; the foreign correspondent's calling displayed. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR by William L. Shirer
Released: Nov. 3, 1950

"In exposition, in description, in reporting, The Traitor vigorously gives us back bleak memories; in plot structure and characterization, it bears the marks of a partially mastered technique in the making."
This is the kind of first novel it was almost inevitable Willian Shirer would write. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1994

"EWSLUGAN Wilson's Tolstoy isn't challenged here by Shirer; it remains the best portrait of the man and the work and the marriage, the troika without any one part of which nothing seems to really move forward."
Given the Tolstoys' voluminous, unsparing, often shared, and ultimately rather deranged diaries, writing about this prizefight of a union is not much harder than simply showing up at ringside. Read full book review >

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THE CONSUL'S WIFE by William L. Shirer
Released: April 3, 1956

"Shirer's gifts lie more in the realm of reporting than creative writing, and the book carries none of the assured tone of the professional novelist."
A story of an uprising in a Sikh province of India, before the British withdrawal and of the part played in it by the Leightons, he the American consul, and Ilka, the consul's wife, a lovely Hungarian. Read full book review >

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END OF A BERLIN DIARY by William L. Shirer
Released: Sept. 22, 1947

"Exciting- newsworthy- important."
One of the publishing events of the year- sorry we are so late reporting it! Read full book review >