All Book Reviews

  • The Icarus Syndrome

    The Icarus Syndrome

    How hubris – in various shapes and forms – played a role in America’s decision to go to war in Iraq.

  • The Imperfectionists

    The Imperfectionists

    The newspaper these characters work for is dying. At least they get to live in Rome.

  • Without a Paddle

    Without a Paddle

    How a grueling kayak race helped heal a bruised ex-husband.

  • Classic review: The Perfect Storm

    Classic review: The Perfect Storm

    Sebastian Junger's nonfiction account of the lives and deaths of the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail serves as an homage to the awesome power of weather.

  • Wednesday Comics

    Wednesday Comics

    This collection of new comic art done in classic Sunday comic style is a winner.

  • Empire of the Summer Moon

    Empire of the Summer Moon

    The remarkable life of Quanah Parker – half Commanche, half white – provides a backdrop for astounding tales of hardscrabble and bloody life on the Texas frontier.

  • The Most Dangerous Place

    The Most Dangerous Place

    A reporter explores Pakistan’s border region and argues that it holds the key to a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan.

  • Bonobo Handshake

    Bonobo Handshake

    Researcher Vanessa Woods shares a tale about a species that can teach all of us a thing or two about peace.

  • The Price of Stones

    The Price of Stones

    A Ugandan vows to open a school for the AIDs orphans of his village.

  • The Facebook Effect

    The Facebook Effect

    Facebook may know more about you than your government does.

  • Classic review: The Perfect Summer

    Classic review: The Perfect Summer

    Calling all Anglophiles: This glimpse of a splendid moment in Edwardian history makes perfect summer reading.

  • The Marrowbone Marble Company

    The Marrowbone Marble Company

    How an idealistic GI – newly home from World War II – found his calling making marbles and fighting racism.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    This biography of LBJ is the latest in the well-received American Presidents Series.

  • Countdown

    Countdown

    A 12-year-old faces down the Cuban Missile Crisis in this highly appealing coming-of-age story for middle-school-age readers.

  • Hellhound on His Trail

    Hellhound on His Trail

    A fresh and remarkable look at the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hunt for his killer.

  • Classic title for Memorial Day 2010: This Republic of Suffering

    Classic title for Memorial Day 2010: This Republic of Suffering

    The horror of the Civil War revolutionized the treatment of US war casualties.

  • The Invisible Bridge

    The Invisible Bridge

    From Paris to Hungary, this epic novel follows the fates of a pair of lovers and their families as World War II sweeps across Europe.

  • Bestselling books the week of 5/27/10, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 5/27/10, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • War

    War

    Sebastian Junger’s ‘War’ details the US Army’s disastrous occupation of Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.

  • Slow Love

    Slow Love

    The former head of “Home & Garden” faces the need to create a new “scaffolding” for her life.