Search Results: "William S. Cohen"


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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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Released: June 1, 1993

"Early documents from the Godfather of Grunge."
The MTV generation's idea of an outlaw-writer, Burroughs finds himself a minor/grand old man of sorts—which is why, presumably, this book. Read full book review >

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THE CAT INSIDE by William S. Burroughs
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The hipster's (and hepcat's) answer to Cleveland Amory."
The septuagenarian beatnik would seem to be the least likely author of a cat book, but Burroughs has clearly mellowed some and here celebrates his favorite "psychic companions." Read full book review >

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SAPELO'S PEOPLE by William S. McFeely
Released: June 13, 1994

"Highly recommended. (Author tour)"
McFeely, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of President Grant (1981) and acclaim for his more recent biography of Frederick Douglass (1991), offers a slender ``meditation on race'' in this resonant study of the people of Sapelo Island. Read full book review >

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CITIES OF THE RED NIGHT by William S. Burroughs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2001

"Kirkus's view still holds: 'a dry schist of pornographic semi-moralism so flavorlessly numbing that we can't really imagine it offending' anyone, puritans or plain-old readers."
As long as the Beat Generation continues to engage self-styled hipsters, counter-culturalists, and transgressors, the work of the late Burroughs (1914-97) will continue to waste precious wood pulp. Read full book review >

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PORTRAIT by William S. McFeely
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2006

"The narrative moves along smoothly enough, though the author's obsession with his subject's sex life becomes tedious. The generous amount of illustrations best capture the artist's elusive essence."
Pulitzer-winning historian McFeely (Proximity to Death, 1999, etc.) offers a sturdy, well-written consideration of the eccentric artist who may or may not have been a homosexual. Read full book review >