Reporting: Writings from the New Yorker
David Remnick is a writer with a rare gift for making readers understand the hearts and minds of our public figures. Whether it’s the decline and fall of Mike Tyson, Al Gore’s struggle to move forward after his loss in the 2000 election, or Vladimir Putin dealing with Gorbachev’s legacy, Remnick brings his subjects to life with extraordinary clarity and depth.
In Reporting, he gives us his best writing from the past fifteen years, ranging from American politics and culture to post-Soviet Russia to the Middle East conflict; from Tony Blair grappling with Iraq, to Philip Roth making sense of America’s past, to the rise of Hamas in Palestine. Both intimate and deeply informed by history, Reporting is an exciting and panoramic portrait of our times.
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REPORTING: Writings from the New YorkerUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
New Yorker editor Remnick (King of the World, 1998, etc.) continues a happy tradition of self-anthologizing, gathering favorite pieces from the past two decades.If there is a theme in these disparate ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - marywhisner - LibraryThing
Interesting collection. Profiles of world figures (e.g., Vaclav Havel, Alexander Solzhenitsyn), several pieces on Israel. I even liked the pieces on boxing, even though I'm not a fan of the sport. Read full review