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New Book- The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House

[by Mark Safranski / a.k.a  “zen“] The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House […] by Zalmay Khalilzad Just received a courtesy review copy of The Envoy, the memoir of Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, from Christine at St. Martin’s Press. Khalilzad was part of a small group...

Book Bonanza

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] My usual yuletide haul of books received and purchased….                         The Last of the President’s Men by Bob Woodward Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 by Anne...

New Books

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“]     The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip Hop and the Gods of New York by Michael Muhammed Knight Ideal by Ayn Rand The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith Reign of Error: The...

New Books

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Hit Half-Price Books recently….           Leadership by James MacGregor Burns How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil Goebbels by Peter Longerich I Will Bear Witness by Victor Klemperer The Red Baron (Autobiography) Memoir of a...

Two Mini Reviews

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] I have a tremendous backlog of good books to review that I have read in recent months and I am facing the fact that it is dubious that I will ever to get to feature most of them here.  As a stopgap, I am going to try a few...