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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Sting of the Drone'

    By Philip Kopper - Special to The Washington Times

    Just as all healthy food doesn’t taste like weeds, and dental appointments don’t always hurt, no law forbids a techno-thriller from being a novel of ideas. Published August 1, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Murder of the Middle Class’

    By Wes Vernon - Special to The Washington Times

    Within these pages, a highly energetic, angry (not without reason) ambitious man known worldwide as a “capitalist evangelist” argues that middle-class America is victimized by a “criminal conspiracy.” Published July 31, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Brazil: The Fortunes of War’

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    Readers of Neill Lochery’s book on neutral Lisbon seething with intrigue during World War II will know his flair for summoning up the atmosphere of a particular point in time and location as a fascinating sidelight into a larger topic. Published July 31, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Alex’s Wake’

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    The shameful tale of the German liner St. Louis, which sailed the seas in 1939 with its Jewish refugee passengers in search of safe harbor, has been told many times — and why not? Published July 29, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Assault and Flattery’

    By Kate Obenshain - Special to The Washington Times

    Think the “War on Women” meme is passe? Run its course? Think again. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Lovers at the Chameleon Club’

    By Corinna Lothar - Special to The Washington Times

    Paris in the 1930s was rife with “[u]nemployment, inflation, mass bankruptcy, immigration, a crushing national debt, an increasing tax roll, and a diminishing tax base, political scandal, poverty, a shrinking middle class — and the high jinks, over the border, of [its] neighbor, Mr. Hitler.” Published July 25, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘That Summer in Paris’

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    Ever since I read “A Moveable Feast,” Ernest Hemingway’s marvelously evocative memoir of his salad days in 1920s Paris, I have known just how special it was for him and his generation of American writers Published July 24, 2014 Comments

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  • BOOK REVIEW:'Making David Into Goliath'

    By Max Eden - Special to The Washington Times

    With the media attention pivoting from the World Cup in Brazil to the latest conflict in Gaza, it seems an apt time to dredge up an old joke. Question: If the United Nations put together a soccer team, who would they play? Answer: Israel. Published July 21, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Director'

    By Joseph C. Goulden - Special to The Washington Times

    About halfway through a first draft of this review, a sobering thought brought me up short: My criticisms of the underworld of online hackers and data thieves were apt to cost me retaliatory computer grief for years to come. Published July 18, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Price of Fame'

    By Marion Elizabeth Rodgers - Special to The Washington Times

    Throughout her life, playwright and diplomat Clare Boothe Luce insatiably aimed for the top. Published July 17, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Literary Churchill'

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    The character and career of Sir Winston Churchill are both so protean that it is not surprising that there have been studies of the great man emphasizing innumerable aspects, running the gamut from military strategist and statesman to painter and gourmand. Published July 17, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Police State USA'

    By Adam Walinsky - Special to The Washington Times

    The subtitle to this alarmingly titled book is "How Orwell's Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality." The author, a news writer for The Washington Times, offers as illustration a case in which a former Marine was arrested and forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on the basis of anti-government messages posted on his Facebook page. Published July 16, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Vodka'

    By Jeremy Lott

    The subject of "Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America" almost killed me once, but I'm willing to let that go. After all, it wasn't the vodka's fault that I turned out to be violently allergic to it. Published July 15, 2014

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