Book Reviews

Drone warfare? Thank Pentagon's mysterious DARPA agency

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:07

'The Imagineers of War' is an excellent look at a little-known government program.

        
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New book: How JFK charted 'The Road to Camelot'

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:06

Authors Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie document Kennedy's road to the White House.

        
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Nonfiction: Driven Off Course: How Volkswagen Got on the Road to Scandal

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 04:00
Jack Ewing’s “Faster, Higher, Farther” is more than the story of a scandal. It’s a rich history of a company, and a case study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic.
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Fiction: An Exuberant Satire of the Culture of Swipe

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 04:00
In “Touch,” Courtney Maum envisions a near future of takeout food and phone play. A very near future.
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Kevin Hart: 'I'm an open book,' and new memoir proves it

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 17:38

The comedian gave BookCon fans a sneak peak at his new memoir, out Tuesday.

        
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New Life for a 125-Year-Old Literary Journal

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 16:15
The novelist Adam Ross has taken on a daunting task: revamping The Sewanee Review, which has published giants like Sylvia Plath and William Faulkner.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 05:04

Look for new books by John Grisham, Alan Alda and Arundhati Roy.

        
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Jeff Kinney is sending Heffleys on a jet plane in next 'Wimpy' book

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 14:50

The best-selling author gave fans a preview of Book 12 at BookCon.

        
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Bush twins' memoir: From 'wild' to all grown up

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 12:44

Jenna Hager Bush and her twin Barbara talk about their upcoming memoir.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers: New Stephen King

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:23

Spend your weekend reading 'Gwendy's Button Box' by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar.

        
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Nonfiction: A Half-Century of Walking Cape Cod’s Beaches

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:20
In “The Outer Beach,” the nature writer Robert Finch collects more than 50 years worth of observations and ruminations on Cape Cod’s eastern coast.
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The Book Review Podcast: David Sedaris’s Diaries

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:51
Sedaris talks about “Theft by Finding,” and Christopher Knowlton discusses “Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West.”
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Picture Books That Conjure Water Worlds

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:28
A wave of summer picture books takes kids (and animal friends) to the river bank, the lakeside and the beach.
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Fiction: Two Brothers Are Assets and Liabilities in Joseph Kanon’s Spy Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:00
Two brothers, one a New York publisher, the other a former C.I.A. spy who has fled to Moscow, become wary collaborators in Joseph Kanon’s “Defectors.”
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Fiction: Romance and Construction Vehicles Under the Tuscan Sun

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:00
In Alexander McCall Smith’s “My Italian Bulldozer,” the Tuscan countryside works its magic on a Scottish food writer in flight from a broken romance.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:00
Readers respond to “Rising Star,” books on violent periods of American history, and more.
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Nonfiction: Getting Beyond ‘I Love It’: How to Understand Movies

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:45
Ann Hornaday, a critic for The Washington Post, offers a film studies class in “Talking Pictures.”
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Nonfiction: 1967: A Year in the Life of Idealism and Anarchy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:30
Danny Goldberg’s “In Search of the Lost Chord” revives the sybaritic summer of 1967.
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Satires of the Ultrarich, From One of Their Own

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:30
The aura of gaudy glamour in Kevin Kwan’s books may seem like the stuff of soap operas, but it’s true to the world in which he was raised.
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Roving Eye: The Romance and Heartbreak of Writing in a Language Not Your Own

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:15
Leonora Carrington, the British surrealist who died in Mexico City in 2011, was that rare thing: an author working outside her mother tongue.
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