Tagarchief: Simon & Schuster

Paula Bren – The Barbizon

Paula Bren The Barbizon recensie en informatie boek over het beroemde hotel in New York. Op 2 maart 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Simon & Schuster het boek over de geschiedenis van het beroemde Barbizonhotel in New York geschreven door de Amerikaanse schrijfster Paula Bren.

Paula Bren The Barbizon recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Barbizon, The Hotel That Set Women Free.  Het boek is geschreven door Paula Bren. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van het boek over de geschiedenis van een van de beroemdste hotels van New York, geschreven door Paula Bren.

Paula Bren The Barbizon Recensie boek over het beroemde hotel

The Barbizon

The Hotel That Set Women Free

  • Schrijfster: Paula Bren (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: geschiedenisboek
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 2 maart 2021
  • Omvang: 226 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van het boek over het Barbizon Hotel in New York

From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the first history of New York’s most famous residential hotel—The Barbizon—and the remarkable women who lived there.

Welcome to New York’s legendary hotel for women

Liberated from home and hearth by World War I, politically enfranchised and ready to work, women arrived to take their place in the dazzling new skyscrapers of Manhattan. But they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses. They wanted what men already had—exclusive residential hotels with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining.

Built in 1927 at the height of the Roaring Twenties, the Barbizon Hotel was intended as a safe haven for the “Modern Woman” seeking a career in the arts. It became the place to stay for any ambitious young woman hoping for fame and fortune. Sylvia Plath fictionalized her time there in The Bell Jar, and, over the years, its almost 700 tiny rooms with matching floral curtains and bedspreads housed Titanic survivor Molly Brown; actresses Grace Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Ali MacGraw, Jaclyn Smith, Phylicia Rashad, and Cybill Shepherd; writers Joan Didion, Diane Johnson, Gael Greene, and Meg Wolitzer; and many more. Mademoiselle magazine boarded its summer interns there, as did Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School its students and the Ford Modeling Agency its young models. Before the hotel’s residents were household names, they were young women arriving at the Barbizon with a suitcase and a dream.

Not everyone who passed through the Barbizon’s doors was destined for success—for some it was a story of dashed hopes—but until 1981, when men were finally let in, the Barbizon offered its residents a room of their own and a life without family obligations or expectations. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased; it was the hotel that set them free. No place had existed like it before or has since.

Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Barbizon weaves together a tale that has, until now, never been told. It is both a vivid portrait of the lives of these young women who came to New York looking for something more, and an epic history of women’s ambition.

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Alex Tresniowski – The Rope

Alex Tresniowski The Rope recensie en informatie waargebeurde Amerikaanse historische true-crime thriller. Op 9 februari 2021 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij S37 Ink de nieuwe thriller van de Amerikaanse schrijver Alex Tresniowski.

Alex Tresniowski The Rope recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de thriller The Rope. Het boek is geschreven door Alex Tresniowski. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden te vinden. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie over de inhoud van de nieuwe true-crime thriller van de Amerikaanse schrijver Alex Tresniowski.

Alex Tresniowski The Rope Recensie

The Rope

A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of NAACP

  • Schrijver: Alex Tresniowski (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse historische thriller
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: 37 Ink
  • Verschijnt: 9 februari 2021
  • Omvang: 336 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van de true crime thriller van Alex Tresniowski

From New York Times bestselling author Alex Tresniowski comes a page-turning, remarkable true-crime thriller recounting the 1910 murder of ten-year-old Marie Smith, the dawn of modern criminal detection and the launch of the NAACP.

In the tranquil seaside town of Asbury Park, New Jersey, ten-year-old schoolgirl Marie Smith is brutally murdered. Small town officials, unable to find the culprit, call upon the young manager of a New York detective agency for help. It is the detective’s first murder case, and now, the specifics of the investigation and daring sting operation that caught the killer is captured in all its rich detail for the first time.

Occurring exactly halfway between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the formal beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in 1954, the brutal murder and its highly-covered investigation sits at the historic intersection of sweeping national forces–religious extremism, class struggle, the infancy of criminal forensics, and America’s Jim Crow racial violence.

History and true crime collide in this sensational murder mystery featuring characters as complex and colorful as those found in the best psychological thrillers–the unconventional truth-seeking detective Ray Schindler; the sinister pedophile Frank Heidemann; the ambitious Asbury Park Sheriff Clarence Hetrick; the mysterious “sting artist,” Carl Neumeister; the indomitable crusader Ida Wells; and the victim, Marie Smith, who represented all the innocent and vulnerable children living in turn-of-the-century America.

Gripping and powerful, The Rope is an important piece of history that gives a voice to the voiceless and resurrects a long-forgotten true crime story that speaks to the very divisions tearing at the nation’s fabric today.

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Alex Berenson – The Power Couple

Alex Berenson The Power Couple recensie en informatie over de nieuwe Amerikaanse thriller. Op 16 februari 2021 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de nieuwe spionageroman van de Amerikaanse schrijver Alex Berenson. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verschenen of aangekondigd.

Alex Berenson The Power Couple recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de thriller The Power Couple. Het boek is geschreven door Alex Berenson. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van nieuwe thriller van de Amerikaanse schrijver Alex Berenson.

Alex Berenson The Power Couple Recensie

The Power Couple

  • Schrijver: Alex Berenson (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse thriller, roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 16 februari 2021
  • Omvang: 432 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van de nieuwe roman van Alex Berenson

Rebecca and Brian Unsworth appear to have it all. A nice house in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Two well-behaved, healthy teenage children. Important government jobs–Rebecca working in counterterrorism for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Brian serving as a coder for the National Security Agency. Their lives stand to improve even more as Brian, in his off-hours, has just developed and sold a highly profitable app.

However, the Unsworths’ marriage isn’t as perfect as it seems. After two decades together, they’ve drifted apart, talking little and having sex even less. Seeking to revive their strained relationship, they decide for their twentieth wedding anniversary to take their two kids, Kira and Tony, on a European getaway.

They have a blast…until one night in Barcelona when Kira doesn’t come home from a dance club. She’s gone. Abducted. Over the course of a single weekend, the Unsworths will do everything possible to find her–as Kira herself discovers just how far she’ll go to break free of the trap that’s been set for her. And even as Rebecca and Brian come together for Kira, they realize their marriage is more tenuous than they realized.

The Power Couple is both a fast-paced, globe-trotting espionage novel full of surprising twists and a nuanced look at modern marriage–the challenges of balancing career, parenthood, sex, and love.

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Sadeqa Johnson – Yellow Wife

Sadeqa Johnson Yellow Wife recensie en informatie Amerikaanse historische slavernijroman. Op 12 januari 2021 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster deze historische roman van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Sadeqa Johnson. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Sadeqa Johnson Yellow Wife recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman Yellow Wife. Het boek is geschreven door Sadeqa Johnson. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de deze historische slavernijroman van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Sadeqa Johnson.

Sadeqa Johnson Yellow Wife Amerikaanse historische roman

Yellow Wife

  • Schrijfster: Sadeqa Johnson (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: historische roman, slavernijroman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 12 januari 2021
  • Omvang: 288 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van de roman van Sadeqa Johnson

Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the estate’s medicine woman and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.

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Andrea Pitzer – Icebound

Andrea Pitzer Icebound recensie en informatie van dit boek over de vroege Noordpool ontdekkingstochten. Op 1 februari 2021 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster dit nieuwe boek over de vroege geschiedenis van ontdekkingstochten naar de Noordpool van de Amerikaanse historica en schrijfster Andrea Pitzer.

Andrea Pitzer Icebound recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek gelezen heeft, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden Icebound, Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World. Het boek is geschreven door Andrea Pitzer. Ook zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van het boek over de vroege ontdekkingstochten naar de Noordpool, geschreven door de Amerikaanse historicus en schrijfster Andrea Pitzer.

Andrea Pitzer

Icebound

Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

  • Schrijfster: Andrea Pitzer (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: geschiedenisboek
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 1 februari 2021
  • Omvang: 320 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek 
  • Bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van het boek over de geschiedenis van Noordpool exploratie

A dramatic and compelling account of survival against the odds from the golden Age of Exploration. Since its beginning, the human story has been one of exploration and survival – often against long odds. The longest odds of all might have been faced by Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of fifteen, who on Barents’ third journey into the Far Arctic in the year 1597 lost their ship to a crush of icebergs and, with few weapons and dwindling supplies, spent nine months fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing cold and seemingly endless winter. This is their story.

In Icebound, Andrea Pitzer combines a movie-worthy tale of survival with a sweeping history of the period – a time of hope, adventure and seemingly unlimited scientific and geographic frontiers. At the story’s centre is William Barents, one of the sixteenth century’s greatest navigators, whose larger-than-life ambitions and obsessive quest to find a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic ended in both catastrophe and glory – glory because the desperation that his men endured had an epic quality that would echo through the centuries as both warning and spur to polar explorers. In a narrative that is filled with fascinating tutorials – on such topics as survival at twenty degrees below, the degeneration of the human body when it lacks Vitamin C, the history of mutiny, the practice of keel hauling, the art of celestial navigation and the intricacies of repairing masts and building shelters – the lesson that stands above all others is the feats humans are capable of when asked to double then triple then quadruple their physical capacities.

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David Michaelis – Eleanor

David Michaelis Eleanor Roosevelt biografie recensie en informatie. Op 6 oktober 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de biografie van Eleanor Roosevelt, de vrouw van de Amerikaanse president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. De paperback verschijnt op 5 oktober 2021. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van de biografie verschenen of aangekondigd.

David Michaelis Eleanor recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de biografieEleanor. Het boek is geschreven door David Michaelis. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit deze biografie van presidentsvrouw Eleanor Roosevelt.

David Michaelis Eleanor Roosevelt biografie

Eleanor

  • Schrijver: David Michaelis (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: biografie
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 6 oktober 2020
  • Paperback: 5 oktober 2021
  • Omvang: 720 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Paperback / Ebook

Flaptekst van de biografie van Eleanor Roosevelt

Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women.

In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave portrait in six decades, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis delivers a stunning account of Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life of transformation. An orphaned niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she converted her Gilded Age childhood of denial and secrecy into an irreconcilable marriage with her ambitious fifth cousin Franklin. Despite their inability to make each other happy, Franklin Roosevelt transformed Eleanor from a settlement house volunteer on New York’s Lower East Side into a matching partner in New York’s most important power couple in a generation.

When Eleanor discovered Franklin’s betrayal with her younger, prettier social secretary, Lucy Mercer, she offered a divorce and vowed to face herself honestly. Here is an Eleanor both more vulnerable and more aggressive, more psychologically aware and sexually adaptable than we knew. She came to accept FDR’s bond with his executive assistant, Missy LeHand; she allowed her children to live their own lives, as she never could; and she explored her sexual attraction to women, among them a star female reporter on FDR’s first presidential campaign, and younger men.

Eleanor needed emotional connection. She pursued deeper relationships wherever she could find them. Throughout her life and travels, there was always another person or place she wanted to heal. As FDR struggled to recover from polio, Eleanor became a voice for the voiceless, her husband’s proxy in presidential ambition, and then the people’s proxy in the White House. Later, she would be the architect of international human rights and world citizen of the Atomic Age, urging Americans to cope with the anxiety of global annihilation by cultivating a “world mind.” She insisted that we cannot live for ourselves alone but must learn to live together or we will die together.

Drawing on new research, Michaelis’s riveting portrait is not just a comprehensive biography of a major American figure, but the story of an American ideal: how our freedom is always a choice. Eleanor rediscovers a model of what is noble and evergreen in the American character, a model we need today more than ever.

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Bob Woodward – Rage

Bob Woodward Rage recensie en informatie over de inhoud van dit nieuwe journalistieke boek over Donald Trump. Op 15 september 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster van de Amerikaanse journalist en schrijver Bob Woodward. De Nederlandse vertaling verschijnt op 1 oktober 2020 en heeft als titel Woede.

Bob Woodward Rage Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van Rage. Het boek is geschreven door Bob Woodward. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit nieuwe boek over Donald Trump van Bob Woodward.

Bob Woodward Rage Boek over Donald Trump

Rage

  • Schrijver: Bob Woodward (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: politieke non-fictie
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 15 september 2020
  • Omvang: 480 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek

Flaptekst boek van Bob Woodward over Donald Trump

Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the biggest national security threat to his presidency. In dramatic detail, Woodward takes readers into the Oval Office as Trump’s head pops up when he is told in January 2020 that the pandemic could reach the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans.

In 17 on-the-record interviews with Woodward over seven volatile months—an utterly vivid window into Trump’s mind—the president provides a self-portrait that is part denial and part combative interchange mixed with surprising moments of doubt as he glimpses the perils in the presidency and what he calls the “dynamite behind every door.”

At key decision points, Rage shows how Trump’s responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president.

Revisiting the earliest days of the Trump presidency, Rage reveals how Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats struggled to keep the country safe as the president dismantled any semblance of collegial national security decision making.

Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses as well as participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents.

Woodward obtained 25 never-seen personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a “fantasy film.”

Trump insists to Woodward he will triumph over Covid-19 and the economic calamity. “Don’t worry about it, Bob. Okay?” Trump told the author in July. “Don’t worry about it. We’ll get to do another book. You’ll find I was right.”

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Hari Kunzru – Red Pill

Hari Kunzru Red Pill recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de nieuwe roman. Op 3 september 2020 bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de nieuwe roman ven de Engels-Indiase schrijver Hari Kunzru. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Hari Kunzru Red Pill Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman Red Pill. Het boek is geschreven door Hari Kunzru. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de nieuwe roman van de Engels-Indiase schrijver  Hari Kunzru.

Hari Kunzru Red Pill Recensie

Red Pill

  • Schrijver: Hari Kunzru (Engeland)
  • Soort boek: psychologische roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 3 september 2020
  • Omvang: 304 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek

Flaptekst van de nieuwe roman van Hari Kunzru

From the author of White Tears comes a breathtaking, state-of-the-world novel about one man’s struggle to defend his values and create a reality free from the shadows of the past.

‘From now on when you see something, you’re seeing it because I want you to see it. When you think of something, it’ll be because I want you to think about it…’

And with those words, the obsession begins. A writer has left his family in Brooklyn for a three month residency at the Deuter Centre in Berlin, hoping for undisturbed days devoted to artistic absorption.

When nothing goes according to plan, he finds himself holed up in his room watching Blue Lives, a violent cop show with a bleak and merciless worldview. One night at a party he meets Anton, the charismatic creator of the show, and strikes up a conversation.

It is a conversation that leads him on a journey into the heart of moral darkness. A conversation thatthreatens to destroy everything he holds most dear, including his own mind.

Red Pill is a novel about the alt-right, online culture, creativity, sanity and history. It tells the story of the 21st century through the prism of the centuries that preceded it, showing how the darkest chapters of our past haunt our present. More than anything, though, this is a novel about love and how it can endure in a world where everything else seems to have lost all meaning.

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Rachel Beanland – Florence Adler Swims Forever

Rachel Beanland Florence Adler Swims Forever recensie en informatie over de inhoud van deze nieuwe Amerikaanse roman. Op 7 juli 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de eerste roman van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Rachel Beanland. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verkrijgbaar.

Rachel Beanland Florence Adler Swims Forever Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman Florence Adler Swims Forever. Het boek is geschreven door Rachel Beanland. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de debuutroman van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Rachel Beanland.

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Florence Adler Swims Forever

  • Schrijfster: Rachel Beanland (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse roman, debuutroman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • verschijnt: 7 juli 2020
  • Omvang: 320 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van de roman van Rachel Beanland

Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to “America’s Playground” and move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home.

Now Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, and Fannie, pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bedrest for the duration of her pregnancy. After Joseph insists they take in a mysterious young woman whom he recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany, the apartment is bursting at the seams.

Esther only wants to keep her daughters close and safe but some matters are beyond her control: there’s Fannie’s risky pregnancy–not to mention her always-scheming husband, Isaac–and the fact that the handsome heir of a hotel notorious for its anti-Semitic policies, seems to be in love with Florence.

When tragedy strikes, Esther makes the shocking decision to hide the truth–at least until Fannie’s baby is born–and pulls the family into an elaborate web of secret-keeping and lies, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface that reveal how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal.

Based on a true story and told in the vein of J. Courtney Sullivan’s Saints for All Occasions and Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl, Beanland’s family saga is a breathtaking portrait of just how far we will go to in order to protect our loved ones and an uplifting portrayal of how the human spirit can endure–and even thrive–after tragedy.

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John Bolton – The Room Where It Happened

John Bolton The Room Where It Happened recensie en informatie boek over Donald Trump. Op 23 jui 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster dit zeer kritische boek over het gedrag van Donald Trump, geschreven door zijn ex National Security Advisor John Bolton. Of en wanneer er een Nederlandse vertaling van dit boek zal verschijnen is nog onbekend.

John Bolton The Room Where It Happened Boek over Donald Trump

Als de redactie het boek gelezen heeft, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Room Where It Heppened, A White Hoise Memoir. Het boek is geschreven door John Bolton. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van boek geschreven door John Bolton.

John Bolton The Room Where It Happened Boek over Donald Trump

The Room Where It Happened

A Whitehouse Memoir

  • Schrijver: John Bolton (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: memoires, politiek boek
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 23 juni 2020
  • Omvang: 592 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van het boek van John Bolton over Donald Trump

As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves.

The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. What Bolton saw astonished him: a President for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by reelection calculations,” he writes. In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy—and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them.

He shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and was deeply suspicious of his own government. In Bolton’s telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment. “The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning,” writes Bolton, who worked for Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43. He discovered a President who thought foreign policy is like closing a real estate deal—about personal relationships, made-for-TV showmanship, and advancing his own interests. As a result, the US lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats, and in cases like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea ended up in a more vulnerable place.

Bolton’s account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria’s chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop. As he writes in the opening pages, “If you don’t like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk—all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work—and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else.”

The turmoil, conflicts, and egos are all there—from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, to the showdowns at the G7 summits, the calculated warmongering by Iran, the crazy plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David, and the placating of an authoritarian China that ultimately exposed the world to its lethal lies. But this seasoned public servant also has a great eye for the Washington inside game, and his story is full of wit and wry humor about how he saw it played.

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Mary L. Trump Too Much and Never Enough Boek over Donald TrumpMary L. Trump (Verenigde Staten) – Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Soort boek: non-fictie
Uitgever:  Simon & Schuster
Verschijnt: 28 juli 2020
Inhoud boek: In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric….lees verder>