PositiveThe Pittsburgh Post-GazetteWith the assistance of legal scholars Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, Justice Ginsburg has assembled a large number of speeches, opinions and other writings. Together, they treat the reader to a diverse array of pieces that trace her pathbreaking career and shine a bright light on some of her signature accomplishments ... Justice Ginsburg continues to be an active questioner and writer on the Supreme Court and is cooperating actively with Ms. Hartnett and Ms. Williams as they labor to complete her authorized biography. That volume promises to be interesting and entertaining. In the meantime, lawyers and non-lawyers alike can whet their appetite by perusing My Words for valuable perspectives on the life of an American legal pioneer.
RaveThe Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIt is a remarkable story, skillfully and engrossingly told. Mr. Toobin turns his critical lens on every player in the cast. Nothing and no one escapes his scrutiny ... American Heiress raises questions about wealth and power, about violence and groupthink and human nature. Throughout, Mr. Toobin is fair-minded in his storytelling. Even for those readers who've long since forgotten the Patty Hearst saga, or who grew up long after it ended, this account is well worth the time and attention.
RaveThe Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...a remarkable story, skillfully and engrossingly told. Mr. Toobin turns his critical lens on every player in the cast. Nothing and no one escapes his scrutiny ... Even for those readers who've long since forgotten the Patty Hearst saga, or who grew up long after it ended, this account is well worth the time and attention.
PositiveThe Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBut what Ms. Isenberg insists upon, again and again, with fact after fact, is that this stratification, this oppressive division by class, has always been with us ... From Elvis Presley, Orval Faubus and The Beverly Hillbillies to Deliverance, the presidencies of Johnson, Carter and Clinton, even to Honey Boo Boo, Ms. Isenberg shows how the colorful image of 'rednecks' and 'trailer trash' has developed in the American consciousness, and has masked the realities of downward mobility, class stagnation and deprived opportunity. The research and scholarship in this book is impressive and wide-ranging. Ms. Isenberg offers far too much to cover here, even in brief summary. She has a point of view, and is not shy in sharing it. But her polemic does not overwhelm the educational value of this revealing book. There is much to learn, and much that will surprise in White Trash.
PositiveThe Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe book begins a bit woodenly, but the translation grows on the reader, and begins to flow more smoothly as the story proceeds as does the narrative about the victims’ lives before the murders ... What we do know after reading this engrossing book is the heartbreak of the victims. We glimpse the unspeakable sadness of the bereaved. We glimpse the psychopathology of a madman, without understanding it. Would that this were the last time for such glimpses.