Reviews

  • Only a born novelist could have written a piece of history so intelligent, mischievous, penetrating and alive

    The New York Times Book Review
  • His genuine wit and bellicose charm, and his fervent and intense sense of legitimately caring, render The Armies of the Night an artful document, worthy to be judged as literature

    Time
  • Mesmerising, and to re-read it today is to experience an additional punch: the one that verifies that history repeats itself as (malignant) farce

    Guardian
  • A work of personal and political reportage that brings to the inner and developing crisis of the United States at this moment admirable sensibilities, candid intelligence, the most moving concern for America itself. Mailer's intuition in this book is that the times demand a new form. He has found it

    New York Times

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