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by Elizabeth Kolbert

  • ISBN: 1582344639
  • Category: History
  • Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition (May 14, 2004)
  • Pages: 304 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert dissects the body politic in these incisive-and often hilarious-portraits of the people . Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert dissects the body politic in these incisive-and often hilarious-portraits of the people who make New York City run. As a reporter for The New York Times and then the The New Yorker.

Kolbert, Elizabeth (2004). The prophet of love : and other tales of power and deceit. New York: Bloomsbury. Kolbert, Elizabeth & Francis Spufford, eds. (2007)

Kolbert, Elizabeth (2004). Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change. (2007). The ends of the Earth : an anthology of the finest writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic. ed. Kolbert, Elizabeth, ed. (2009). The best American science and nature writing 2009. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The sixth extinction : an unnatural history.

Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999. Previously, she worked at the Times, where she wrote the Metro Matters column and served as the paper’s Albany bureau chief. She received the Blake-Dodd Prize, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in 2017.

and Other Tales of Power and Deceit

and Other Tales of Power and Deceit. by Elizabeth Kolbert. Thank heavens that Kolbert broke free from the constraints of the New York Times, where she toiled for 14 years, and took up with the New Yorker, which allows for a more narrative approach to political analysis and appreciates the illuminating power of good prose. In this collection of relatively short pieces ranging from a half-dozen to a few dozen pages, Kolbert demonstrates that she knows from Adam how the New York political process works. For starters, she has read and understands the US Constitution, which is a real plus-and a rare one-for a political reporter. Kolbert, Elizabeth and Francis Spufford, eds.

New Yorker staff writer, Elizabeth Kolbert wrote Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change and The Prophet of Love: And Other Tales of Power and Deceit. The Sixth Extinction. The history of life on Earth alternates long spans of massive slow change punctuated by periods of catastrophic transformation. Normally, change comes so slowly that it remains imperceptible. Species adapt to shifting environments over innumerable generations and go extinct just as gradually. But fast, drastic planet change leaves organisms no time to adapt.

and The Prophet of Love and Other Tales of Power and Deceit

A New Yorker staff writer since 1999, Kolbert earned the Pulitzer for general nonfiction for her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction. She is also the author of Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Prophet of Love and Other Tales of Power and Deceit. Judges BUZZ TOO EARLY On Britain's Got Talent!

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert dissects the body politic in these incisive-and often hilarious-portraits of the people who make New York City run.

As a reporter for The New York Times and then the The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert has had unparalleled access to the inner workings of the country's most complex and fascinating city. In the acclaimed profiles assembled here, Kolbert talks to politicians and policemen, bureaucrats and radicals, celebrities and demagogues. She follows some on their heady ascent to greatness and others as they fall from grace, all the while questioning how power is attained, and then, just as often, squandered.

Kolbert writes about such classic New York characters as Boss Tweed, Michael Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, and Rudolph Giuliani. She reveals the machinations of city power in a provocative piece about the Amadou Diallo shooting and takes an unforgettably disgusting look at the work of city restaurant inspectors. And she investigates the influence of several private citizens, including Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin, the always controversial Al Sharpton, and Regis Philbin at the height of his fame.

Written during a defining period in the city's history-one that encompasses the Bloomberg mayoral campaign, the Clinton-Giuliani senatorial race, and September 11th-The Prophet of Love is a witty and eye-opening debut from one of our most fiercely intelligent writers.


Reviews about The Prophet of Love: And Other Tales of Power and Deceit (2):
Juce
I read anything this author writes. She's a pleasure to read. Field Notes from a Catastrophe and The Sixth Extinction are also vivid, informative and well argued. The method of focusing on several specific, telling examples (in these other books, taken from science) to illustrate the whole is effective and thought-provoking. Her science books as well as this one, also illustrate what a difference it makes to be able to write well. It's her New Yorker training that influences this. It's the same method used in another recent, excellent book by George Packer, The Unwinding, which is about the corrosive effect of institutions on individuals. There, as well, case studies illustrate the whole.
Daron
It's a pleasure to sink into Kolbert's trenchant, funny prose. Having read most of articles in The New Yorker, I was surprised by how much I'd missed and how much fun it was to savor them on this second read. I'm getting this book for all those poeple on my list who have everything.

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