THE SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW
Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency From the Cold War Through the Dawn of a New Century
By JAMES BAMFORD
Reviewed by JOSEPH FINDER
"Not only is this the definitive book on America's most secret agency, but it is also an extraordinary work of investigative journalism, a galvanizing narrative brimming with heretofore undisclosed details."
Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart
By STEVEN BACH
Reviewed by BRAD LEITHAUSER
"[Bach makes] refreshingly modest claims on behalf of his subject [and shows] the unglamorous but indispensable doggedness of a thorough reporter . . . [Hart himself] doesn't ultimately seem all that compelling . . ."
First Chapter: 'Dazzler'
Death in Holy Orders
By P. D. JAMES
Reviewed by SARAH FERRELL
"Even for P. D. James, the plot is complicated, and purists might complain that its resolution depends on the most Dickensian of coincidences. Most of the rest of us will marvel that a story of such baroque intricacies can be resolved in any way at all . . ."
Featured Author: P. D. James
First Chapter: 'Death in Holy Orders'
By MEG GREENFIELD
Reviewed by ADAM CLYMER
"What Greenfield has left us, despite the disjointedness almost inevitable in posthumous publication, is . . . a new way of looking at a flawed Washington, one that is scathing in import if not in tone . . ."
ALSO REVIEWED THIS WEEK
Julie Hecht's 'Was This Man a Genius? Talks With Andy Kaufman'
'The Collected Stories of Richard Yates'
Ray Monk's 'Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness, 1921-1970'
Ronald Hayman's 'A Life of Jung'
Nani Power's 'Crawling at Night'
Peter Edelman's 'Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope'
A Comic by Mark Alan Stamaty
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