All Book Reviews

  • Contents May Have Shifted

    High-flying tales of life and love from the author of 'Cowboys Are My Weakness.' 

  • Rights at Risk

    Are Americans in the process of abandoning their rights?

  • Island of Vice

    Teddy Roosevelt takes on New York City: the Rough Rider vs. the Rotten Apple

  • Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts

    In 'Life Sentences,' author and critic William H. Gass entrances the reader with his lilting prose and skilled literary criticism.

  • Wonder

    Can a child with a facial deformity make it through middle school? This beautiful novel for middle-grade readers tells the story of a remarkable boy who does more than survive. 

  • Worlds Apart

    Former US Ambassador to Austria Swanee Hunt writes hauntingly of the "grand intentions and missed opportunities" that prevented us from protecting Bosnians.

  • Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

    British academic Andrew Preston offers a crisply written account of the historic intersection of religion and US foreign policy.

  • Devil in the Grove

    'Devil' is a compelling look at the case that forged Thurgood Marshall’s perception of himself as a crusader for civil rights.

  • March Was Made of Yarn

    A diverse group of writers lend their talents to the search for meaning after Japan’s tsunami.

  • The Big Dance

    Sportswriters Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport tell how March Madness grew from an eight-team tournament in a rickety Illinois gym to a $10-billion business.

  • Rez Life

    This unvarnished mix of journalism, history, and memoir tells hard truths about life on America's Indian reservations.

  • Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think

    Hoping for a better world – quickly? "Abundance" promises to take you there.

  • The Orphan Master's Son

    Adam Johnson's chilling but wonderfully written novel about present-day North Korea ranks as a contemporary 'Darkness at Noon.'

  • Going Solo

    Eric Klinenberg's thought-provoking new book charts the singletons who are too often misunderstood by policymakers and our culture.

  • The Lives of Margaret Fuller

    Margaret Fuller, problem child of American transcendentalism, gets fresh treatment from Pulitzer Prize-winner John Matteson.

  • Charlotte au Chocolat

    Her parents' restaurant was celebrated, but Charlotte Silver's childhood as a rich little poor girl was less glamorous than it looked.

  • Eisenhower in War and Peace

    Jean Edward's Smith's new biography obliterates earlier arguments that Eisenhower’s was a dull, torpid presidency.

  • Behind the Beautiful For­evers

    'Pure, astonishing reportage’ of makeshift life in an Indian slum.

  • Charles Dickens as journalist

    Charles Dickens – the great novelist – was also a journalist in love with the streets. 

  • The Last Great Senate

    Did the Senate really used to be a grand institution? Ira Shapiro argues that it was – and not that long ago.

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