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Under Beijing's Shadow by Murray Hiebert (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Under Beijing’s Shadow’

Mr. Hiebert’s book offers more than a snapshot of how Southeast Asian nations, among them Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand, are responding to China’s overreach.

Defender In Chief  by John Yoo (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Defender in Chief’

One of the key aspects of the Trump presidency has been his success at maintaining the vibrant and dynamic role of the office of the president. In “Defender in Chief,” John Yoo counters the narrative that President Trump challenges our constitutional order.

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Why do we still have the electoral college? by Alexander Keyssar  (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?'

Convoluted, cumbersome, just plain crazy -- the way the United States elects a president is, understandably, widely disparaged. In fact, 1792 is the last time the process worked the way the framers of the U.S. Constitution intended. But, less understandably, we still use that complicated problem-fraught method.

Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Countdown 1945'

dafabet手机版平台Before there were baby boomers there were baby bombers. I was one of them, the cohort of kids who came along just as World War II was ending and the Nuclear Age was beginning.

The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Man in the Red Coat'

Was it truly beautiful, the Belle Epoque, as the period in France, and to some extent in England, between the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and World War I is known. In his book, "The Man in the Red Coat," Julian Barnes lays bare the elegance and superficiality of the period and its beau monde, the beautiful people.

The Rise of the G.I. Army by Paul A, Dickson (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941'

An axiom of British military history is that "the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton" -- referring to the development of superior character by young men playing such games as cricket in boarding schools.

Death In Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Death in Her Hands'

- Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台Dark doesn't even begin to describe Ottessa Moshfegh's latest novel, "Death in Her Hands." Try horrifying, macabre, fashionably self-referential and exceptionally well-written - a book, as the publisher's blurb says, that asks us to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both reflect the truth and keep us blind to it. Plus, it's got a great dog.

Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers by John Gierach (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers'

- The Washington Times

Eric Engberg, one of my fishing buddies a couple decades ago, was an on-the-air reporter for CBS News for 26 years until he had emergency bypass surgery, bagged his television career in 2002, bought a used trawler and retired to Florida to fish and enjoy the good life.

Dare to Fly  by Martha McSally (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dare to Fly'

dafabet手机版平台When she was 12, Martha McSally's father died unexpectedly, telling her on his deathbed, "make me proud." And that, throughout a distinguished career of service to her country, is precisely what she's done, as she tells us in this well-written, highly-readable personal narrative of overcoming a battery of obstacles to become a genuine American hero.

Black Flag by David Ricciardi (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Black Flag'

dafabet手机版平台His superb 2018 debut thriller, "Warning Light," found readers and critics proclaiming that in David Ricciardi this genre had a new star. "One of the best thrillers you'll read this year," Lee Child called it.

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