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Those Were The Days On Nantucket Sound

The new memoir about the Kennedys, “The Nine of Us,” is a lyrical looking glass into a time that feels forever lost — when the richest class felt a deep obligation to give back to the people, to serve in the military and politics.

November 24, 2016

Weekend Reader: ‘On The Move: A Life’

Oliver Sacks’s latest book is a memoir of his own unmoored youth: On the Move covers the setbacks, detours, and flashes of discovery of young Sacks.

June 7, 2015
Memorial Day Books

Stories That Honor The Fallen: Memorial Day Reads

Tales of valor and battlefield memoirs are among the selection of recommended reading to celebrate Memorial Day.

May 24, 2015

Neurologist Oliver Sacks Describes His Fascinating Life In ‘On The Move’

As this memoir makes clear, the Oliver Sacks truly contains multitudes: The compassionate scientist who travels to Mexico to look at ferns has also been a motorbike buff, competitive weightlifter, and, in the past, a drug abuser.

May 3, 2015

Top Reads: ‘Hard Choices’

Hillary Clinton’s 2014 memoir of her tenure as Secretary of State, Hard Choices was viewed by many as an opening salvo in her all-but-guaranteed second campaign for the White House, a campaign which has now officially begun.

April 12, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Night Of The Gun’

David Carr’s memoir is a brilliant examination of the darkest chapters of his own life.

February 14, 2015

Clinton Foreign Policy Memoir Distances Her From Obama

Washington (AFP) – Beginning a dry run for her seemingly inevitable U.S. presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has put some space between herself and Barack Obama on foreign policy in her latest memoir. In one of several passages recounting her differences with the president during her time serving at his secretary of state, Clinton said she favored […]

June 6, 2014

Cheney Tries To Rewrite History With ‘In My Time’

George W. Bush always liked to say that he would let history judge his presidency. He didn’t mention, however, that history would be re-written by his vice president, Dick Cheney. Cheney has promised that “heads will explode” in Washington as a result of his explosive new memoir, “In My Time,” and early returns suggest that […]

August 30, 2011

Reports: Bachmann Inks Book Deal

Presidential candidates routinely release a memoir or patriotic tome of some kind in conjunction with launching their campaigns. It’s a way to add some substance — and personal color — to the image their consultants are carefully crafting. Barack Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope” was hugely successful in building enthusiasm around his candidacy in 2006-2008, […]

June 17, 2011