Search Results: "William S. Cohen"


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COLLISION by William S. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"A good yarn for the issue it raises, although the tension doesn't crackle. A more apt title might be Near Miss."
A thriller from a former U.S. senator and defense secretary who clearly understands what he's writing about. Read full book review >

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ONE-EYED KINGS by William S. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1991

"Satisfactory spy thriller."
The senator from Maine who, with the former senator from Colorado Gary Hart, wrote the spy thriller The Double Man goes it alone now—and applies his formidable insider knowledge to a thriller featuring a senator-turned-spy and an Israel in grave danger. Read full book review >

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DRAGON FIRE by William S. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Barely disguised talking points and a very long setup test the patience of thrill-seeking intrigue fans."
A rogue faction in the Chinese government plots the end of U.S.-Sino cooperation, and only the Secretary of Defense can stop the madness. Read full book review >

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BLINK OF AN EYE by William S. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A novel that attempts to mine the post-9/11 era of unease as Seven Days in May and Fail Safe did the Cold War's."
The latest from Cohen (Dragon Fire, 2006, etc.), a former Republican senator and congressman who also served as President Clinton's secretary of defense. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A nicely brisk pace, authentically creepy politicians, and clever use of the Capitol itself keep things interesting when the plot gets silly."
The chief of the Capitol Police runs afoul of local and Louisiana politics as he tries to solve a series of brutal murders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A call and for action and a plan for it as well. Though not intended as a comprehensive reference, Over Dose is a source of useful drug information, much of it tabulated at chapter ends for easy consultation."
A well-planned and documented exposé of how pharmaceutical companies market drug information and how their one-size-fits-all dosage recommendations harm patients. Read full book review >

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CHANGING LIVES, MAKING HISTORY by Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Well-written, valuable history of a unique synagogue at the crux of social change."
This wonderfully illustrated volume looks back on four decades at a groundbreaking New York City synagogue and its LGBTQS—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, straight—community. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS by William S. McFeely
Released: Jan. 28, 1990

Univ. of Georgia history professor McFeely follows up his Pulitzer Prize-winning Grant (1981) with a more psychologically daunting and intriguing subject: Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), the fiery black orator and editor of the abolitionist newspaper North Star. Read full book review >

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THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED by William S. Burroughs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1867

"The Ticket That Exploded, then, is another anti-utopian cry against the future of 'complete control,' the horror beyond the picture window, clownish surrealism which speaks louder than fact."
To produce an apocalyptic vision in the terms of a depraved Mack Sennett comedy, replete with vaudeville monologues on the absurd, is perhaps William Burroughs' thoroughly upsetting achievement, before which, to paraphrase Freud, any critic must lay down his arms. Read full book review >

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EXTERMINATOR! by William S. Burroughs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 1973

"Burroughs is never going to write."
Another compendium of sci-fi, horror-erotica, and general culture-snuffing by America's richest ex-junkie. Read full book review >

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INTERZONE by William S. Burroughs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1982

"In all, food for doubt that adds little to the Burroughs reputation."
Reading this collection of Burroughs' unpublished work from 1953 to 1958, "you are present at the beginning" of his career, as his editor gushes. Read full book review >

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THE PLACE OF DEAD ROADS by William S. Burroughs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2001

"In sum, then: only for the coterie."
It becomes more and more difficult to believe that Burroughs can be seriously read by anyone much over 21, by anyone but a post-adolescent with a self-congratulatory streak of perversity. Read full book review >