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Today's Best NonFiction by Reader's Digest-1992 Vol 17
Today's Best NonFiction by Reader's Digest-1992 Vol 17 Author:Bob Woodard, Dennis B. Levine and William Hoffer, Ralph G. Martin, Alex Kotlowitz by Reader's Digest The Commanders by Bob Woodward-Desert Storm-the most successful and shortes-lived major war in modern history. And the most powerful commitment of American forces since Vietnam. What made our leaders take their stand in the Persian Gulf? What dbeates took place in the closed meeting rooms and private offices? Now, using his crack investigative... more » skills. Watergate journalist Bob Woodward has thrown open the doors to the White House and te Pentagon. Here are President Bush and his inner circle as they've never been seen before-and tt plans and tte power plays, the confrontations and the deliberations that preceded their momentous decision to wage war. This authoritative best seller is an exraordinary work of contemporary history, eye-opening to its very last page.
Inside Out-An Insider's Account of Wall Street by Dennis B.. Levine withh William Hoffer-The 1980s were good to Dennis Levine. At age 33 he had a partnership in Wall Street's hottest investment banking firm, a devoted family, and a yearly salary of $2 million plus. He also had a secret life in which he earned many more millions-a life fueled by cagey deals, offshore bank accounts, and dummy corporations. But by age 34 Levine would be caught in the insider trading scandal that also ensnared moguls Ivan Boesky and Michael Milen-and turned Wall Street on its ear. In this provocative tale Levine Takes the reader inside the chaos and glitz and financial high jinks of the decade, as only someone who has been there can do.
Henry & Clare-An Intimate Portrait of the Luces by Ralph G. Martin-They were two of the most glamorous and influetial people in America. He was Henry Luce, legendary founder of the Time-Life magazine empire, courted by Kings and Presidents, popes and powermongers. She was the beautiful and brillant Clare Booth-writer, actress, diplomat, politician, and femme fatale. Their marriage shocked society. To the outside world they appeared as glittering as royalty; privately they were a fiercely combative and competitive pair. Yet for 32 stormy years they remained husband and wife. And together they helped to shape the events of their time. A compelling dual biography that is also a love story.
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz-Like most boys their age, Lafeyette Rivers and his brother Pharoah enjoy playing ball, exploring, and having fun. But in the Henry Horner Homes, the Chicago housing project in which they live, being typical kids isn't that simple. Here, just surviving means dodging stray bullets and coping with the daily menace of drugs and gangs. And in this place where life is cheap, merely growing up is an achievement. This powerful and moving book examines the lives of two special children and their remarkable mother. It is also that rate book that brings to vivid life a world most Americans never see.« less