Book Reviews

How Jim Jones led massacre victims to 'drink the Kool-Aid'

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 13:55

Jeff Guinn's 'The Road to Jonestown' relives the horrors of Guyana and the Peoples Temple.

       
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New bio: Why David Letterman is hiding behind that beard

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:23

Jason Zinoman's insightful book looks at the late-night host's personality and career.

       
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Nonfiction: How the Tumultuous ’90s Paved the Way for Putin’s Russia

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 08:00
Peter Conradi, in “Who Lost Russia?,” asks what went wrong in U.S.-Russia relations.
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Nonfiction: How the Tumultuous ’90s Paved the Way for Putin’s Russia

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 08:00
Peter Conradi, in “Who Lost Russia?,” asks what went wrong in U.S.-Russia relations.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Follows a Financial Scandal to a Gossipy Kibbutz

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 06:00
Bethany Ball’s comic first novel, “What to Do About the Solomons,” follows a Jewish family through the 20th century and a financial scandal.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Follows a Financial Scandal to a Gossipy Kibbutz

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 06:00
Bethany Ball’s comic first novel, “What to Do About the Solomons,” follows a Jewish family through the 20th century and a financial scandal.
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Nonfiction: The Legacy of David Letterman, Icon of the Grizzled Generation

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 04:00
In “Letterman,” Jason Zinoman shows how a Midwestern wiseacre changed late-night television.
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Nonfiction: The Legacy of David Letterman, Icon of the Grizzled Generation

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 04:00
In “Letterman,” Jason Zinoman shows how a Midwestern wiseacre changed late-night television.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 05:04

Look for a biography of David Letterman and a history of the Jonestown massacre.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 08:56

Spend your weekend reading 'Nevertheless' by Alec Baldwin.

        
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Nonfiction: You Shall Tell Your Child: In Time for Passover, a Journalist Celebrates a Year of Jewish Holidays

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:58
In “My Jewish Year,” Abigail Pogrebin decides to celebrate all the Jewish holidays of the calendar year, even the ones she’s never heard of.
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Nonfiction: You Shall Tell Your Child: In Time for Passover, a Journalist Celebrates a Year of Jewish Holidays

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:58
In “My Jewish Year,” Abigail Pogrebin decides to celebrate all the Jewish holidays of the calendar year, even the ones she’s never heard of.
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The Book Review Podcast: Lives on the Line

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:20
Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about “An American Sickness”; Jill Filipovic discusses “Unwanted Advances,” by Laura Kipnis, and “The Campus Rape Frenzy,” by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr.
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A Busy Children’s Book Character Gets Busier Still

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:25
Pete the Cat (No. 2 on the picture books list) is now starring in a puppet show, a musical and an upcoming Amazon TV show.
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Open Book: Eleanor’s Encouragement

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:23
Eleanor Roosevelt’s book “It’s Up to the Women” was intended to lift the spirits of its readers as they moved through the Great Depression.
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Critic’s Take: Boyhood on a Shelf

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:22
A writer reflects on the power of reading aloud to her children.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:15
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Alec Baldwin slams publisher for 'errors' in memoir 'Nevertheless'

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 07:42

Baldwin criticized HarperCollins for issues with his new memoir 'Nevertheless.'

        
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Nonfiction: The China Card. Also the India Card. A History of America’s Involvement in Asia and the Pacific.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 07:00
Michael J. Green’s “By More Than Providence” traces the history of U.S.-Asia relations back to the founding of the country.
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Fiction: A Sick Mother Turns to Her Son’s Drop-Out Dad

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:00
The dying mother in Lauren Grodstein’s novel “Our Short History” introduces her son to his absentee father.
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