Tagarchief: Simon & Schuster

Joseph Kanon – The Berlin Exchange

Joseph Kanon The Berlin Exchange recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de Amerikaanse spionageroman over de Koude Oorlog. Op 22 februari 2022 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de nieuwe roman van de Amerikaanse schrijver Joseph Kanon. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verschenen of aangekondigd.

Joseph Kanon The Berlin Exchange recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek gelezen heeft, kun je op de pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de spionagethriller The Berlin Exchange. Het boek is geschreven door Joseph Kanon. 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 van de Amerikaanse thrillerschrijver Joseph Kanon.

Joseph Kanon The Berlin Exchange Recensie

The Berlin Exchange

  • Schrijver: Joseph Kanon (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse spionagethriller
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 22 februari 2022
  • Omvang: 320 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook

Recensie en waardering van de spionagethriller

  • “A novel that gives paranoia a new name, Kanon’s latest in a brilliant collection—including Leaving Berlin (2014) and Istanbul Passage (2012)—may be his most tightly rendered. The suspense builds quietly, almost stealthily, before tightening its grip. Another supersophisticated spy thriller from a ranking master.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Flaptekst van de nieuwe spionageroman van Joseph Kanon

From “master of the genre” (The Washington Post) Joseph Kanon, an espionage thriller set at the height of the Cold War, when a captured American who has spied for the KGB is swapped by the British and returns to East Berlin needing to know who arranged his release and what they want from him.

Berlin. 1963. The height of the Cold War. An early morning spy swap, not at the familiar setting for such exchanges, or at Checkpoint Charlie, where international visitors cross into the East, but at a more discreet border crossing, usually reserved for East German VIPs. The Communists are trading two American students caught helping people to escape over the wall and an aging MI6 operative. On the other side of the trade: Martin Keller, a physicist who once made headlines, but who then disappeared into the English prison system. Keller’s most critical possession: his American passport. Keller’s most ardent desire: to see his ex-wife Sabine and their young son.

The exchange is made with the formality characteristic of these swaps. But Martin has other questions: who asked for him? Who negotiated the deal? The KGB? He has worked for the service long enough to know that nothing happens by chance. They want him for something. Not physics—his expertise is out of date. Something else, which he cannot learn until he arrives in East Berlin, when suddenly the game is afoot.

Filled with intriguing characters, atmospheric detail, and plenty of action Kanon’s latest espionage thriller is one you won’t soon forget.

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Garrett M. Graff – Watergate

Garrett M. Graff Watergate A New History recensie en informatie over de inhoud van dit nieuwe boek over het Watergateschandaal. Op 15 februari 2022 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Simon & Schuster dit nieuwe boek over het Watergateschandaal, geschreven door Garrett M. Graff. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verschenen of aangekondigd.

Garrett M. Graff Watergate recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van Watergate, A New History, De kolonisatie van de toekomst. Het boek is geschreven door Garret M. Graff. 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 het Watergateschandaal de Amerikaanse president Richard Nixon de kop kostte, geschreven door Garrett M. Graff.

Garrett M. Graff Watergate Recensie

Watergate

A New History

  • Schrijver: Garrett M. Graff (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: geschiedenisboek
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 15 februari 2022
  • Omvang: 932 pagina’s
  • Prijs: € 30 – € 35
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Recensie en waardering voor het boek

  • “A brisk, riveting, compulsively readable, comprehensive, up-to-date narrative of the entire tangled affair, and it’s hard to imagine it better told. . . . Now the best and fullest account of the Watergate crisis, one unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon.” (Kirkus Reviews)
  • “Expertly researched and assembled, this is a valuable introduction to one of history’s greatest political scandals. . . . Graff skillfully interweaves the perspectives of journalists and law enforcement officials investigating the Watergate break-in with the Nixon team’s attempts to “use the organs of government to cover up their own rogue operation,” and incisively analyzes how the congressional inquiry into the scandal resulted in Democrats and Republicans coming together to uphold the Constitution and limit the powers of the president.” (Publshers Weekly)

Flaptekst van het nieuwe boek over het Watergateschandaal

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Plane in the Sky, the first definitive narrative history of Watergate, exploring the full scope of the scandal through the politicians, investigators, journalists, and informants who made it the most influential political event of our modern era.

In the early hours of June 17, 1972, a security guard named Frank Wills entered six words into the log book of the Watergate office complex that would change the course of history: 1:47 AM Found tape on doors; call police.

The five ​men—Virgilio Gonzalez, Bernard Baker, James McCord, Eugenio Martinez, and Frank Sturgis—arrested and charged with attempted burglary that night kicked off the biggest scandal in American politics. Over the next two years, that single thwarted break-in would lead to dozens more arrests, an alleged kidnapping, FBI and congressional investigations, a Senate hearing, and bombshell testimonies from the highest levels of political power that ultimately would reveal a cover-up, sink a vice-president and a half-dozen Cabinet officials, lead to the jailing of an FBI director, end a presidency, and alter our views of moral authority and leadership. Watergate defined a decade, and a nation.

And yet, recent revelations like the release of more Nixon tapes and the identity of “Deep Throat” himself, means that the full story has never been told from start to finish.

Now, in Watergate, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Garrett M. Graff explores the full sweep of the scandal that would come to define all others, from the release of The Pentagon Papers in 1971—the first signs of trouble for the White House—and the 1972 DNC break-in to the denials, trials, hearings, and eventual downfall of the Nixon Administration three years later—the implications of which we still feel today. Watergate, Graff shows, is a much bigger and much weirder story than America remembers. Along the way, he introduces a vibrant cast of characters, including the psychologically tortured President and his doomed inner circle, special prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski, the Congressional committees led by Sam Ervin and Peter Rodino, groundbreaking reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and Mark Felt, an Associate Director of the FBI who would conceal his identity for decades behind the name “Deep Throat,” as well a host of others whose involvement has been forgotten—from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner to a young impeachment aide named Hillary Rodham.

Grippingly told, meticulously researched, and featuring new details and never-told stories, Watergate is the defining, behind-the-scenes look at the era that upended the course of American politics—and life—as we knew it.

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Rémy Ngamije – The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije The Eternal Audience of One recensie en informatie roman uit Namibië. Op 10 augustus 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de eerste roman van de in Rwanda geboren en in Namibie woonachtige schrijver. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Rémy Ngamije The Eternal Audience of One recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman The Eternal Audience of One. Het boek is geschreven door Rémy Ngamije. 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 Rwandees-Namibische schrijver Rémy Ngamije.

Rémy Ngamije The Eternal Audience of One Roman uit Namibie

The Eternal Audience of One

  • Schrijver: Rémy Ngamije (Rwanda, Namibië)
  • Soort boek: roman uit Namibië
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 10 augustus 2021
  • Omvang: 384 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook

Flaptekst van de roman van Rémy Ngamije

Nobody ever makes it to the start of a story, not even the people in it. The most one can do is make some sort of start and then work toward some kind of ending.

One might as well start with Séraphin: playlist-maker, nerd-jock hybrid, self-appointed merchant of cool, Rwandan, stifled and living in Windhoek, Namibia. Soon he will leave the confines of his family life for the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, in South Africa, where loyal friends, hormone-saturated parties, adventurous conquests, and race controversies await. More than that, his long-awaited final year in law school promises to deliver a crucial puzzle piece of the Great Plan immigrant: a degree from a prestigious university.

But a year is more than the sum of its parts, and en route to the future, the present must be lived through and even the past must be survived.

From one of Africa’s emerging literary voices comes a lyrical and piquant tale of family, migration, friendship, war, identity, and race following the intersecting lives of Séraphin and a host of eclectic characters from pre- and post-1994 Rwanda, colonial and post-independence Windhoek, Paris and Brussels in the 70s, Nairobi public schools, and the racially charged streets of Cape Town.

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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.

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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.

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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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