December 29, 1996 |
There is no startling revelation or smoking gun in James B. Stewart's explication of the omnibus scandal we now call Whitewater. The great value of this book lies in its painstaking, richly reported narration, in which each slippery evasion of the law, each obfuscation of the facts, is placed in its historical progression, its legal and social context.
May 23, 2011
BOOKS Are Lies Ruining America? In the wake of high-profile perjury and obstruction-of-justice cases such as those of Martha Stewart, Barry Bonds and Bernard Madoff, journalist James B. Stewart, author of "Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America," will investigate how American ethics have broken down and what can be done about it. Henry Weinstein, a founding faculty member of the UC Irvine School of Law, will moderate....
October 20, 1991 |
Alan Dershowitz, the famous Harvard law professor, attacked "Den of Thieves" and its author James B. Stewart last week for bum raps on Dershowitz' client Michael Milken and for a pattern of religious references that smelled like anti-Semitism. Dershowitz, known recently for obtaining a reversal of the wife-murder conviction of Klaus von Bulow, is properly fierce in defense of his client--who is serving a ten-year term in federal prison at Pleasanton, Calif.
September 27, 1999 |
Anyone interested in a broad view of the woes facing the American health care system would come away well-informed, if not depressed, after reading these three new books. Each, in a different way, arrives at the same bottom line: You are responsible for your own success or failure in navigating today's health care system. No one--not your doctor, hospital, government representative, insurer--is looking out for you.
May 11, 2011
Tangled Webs How False Statements Are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff James B. Stewart The Penguin Press: 474 pps., $29.95
February 28, 2001 |
A New York appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a $35-million libel suit against the author and publisher of "Den of Thieves," a book about former junk bond king Michael Milken and the insider trading scandals of the 1980s. The lawsuit was filed in 1992 by Michael F. Armstrong, the attorney for Milken's brother, Lowell.