All Book Reviews

  • "Age of Ambition" by Evan Osnos profiles the highly ambitious in today's China

    New Yorker writer Evan Osnos examines the remarkable lives of China's strivers. 

  • 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald portrays Edward Snowden as a 'whistleblower in shining armor'

    Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke the Edward Snowden story, offers further details on his contacts with Snowden and the US government's surveillance system.

  • Clouds of Glory

    Bestselling biographer Michael Korda examines the life of legendary general Robert E. Lee who, despite being the subject of many books, remains an enigma.

  • American Romantic

    Ward Just's excellent novel about a foreign service officer posted to Indochina in the 1960s may be his finest work to date.

  • The Noble Hustle

    'Zone One' author Colson Whitehead explores the strange world of poker and the people who have built their lives around it.

  • Birdmen

    Lawrence Goldstone tells the story of the decade when men took to the air.

  • Auto Biography

    Earl Swift chronicles the history of a 1957 Chevrolet station wagon, blending cultural history with sharp personality profiles of those who owned the car.

  • Save the Date

    Journalist Jen Doll looks back at the weddings she's attended – and the hijinks that happened at them – with a witty, charming voice.

  • The French Intifada

    Journalist Andrew Hussey examines the tumultuous history of France and its Arabs in the wake of the Algerian War.

  • A Broken Hallelujah

    This is not a biography of Leonard Cohen: it's a spiritual odyssey.

  • The Most Dangerous Man in America

    Historian Mark Perry has crafted a perceptive, authoritative biography of the legendary general.

  • Love & Treasure

    Ayelet Waldman has built a haunting and clever story around the Hungarian Gold Train, which held the possessions of Hungarian Jews killed in the Holocaust.

  • Can't and Won't

    Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner's tightly wound collection of short – at times very short – stories.

  • The Little Girl who Fought the Great Depression

    Why Shirley Temple was one of the most iconic figures of 1930s.

  • Pushkin Hills

    A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams.

  • American Spartan

    Journalist Ann Scott Tyson examines the complicated life of Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant.

  • A Fighting Chance

    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has a good story to tell and she tells it well.

  • A Window on Eternity

    Entomologist Edward O. Wilson chronicles the audacious – yet successful – effort to bring Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park back to life after near devastation.

  • Border Patrol Nation

    Journalist Todd Miller explores life under the expanding watch – and lucrative industry – of Homeland Security.

  • I Am the Beggar of the World

    A collection of short poems and photographs give lyrical voice to the citizens of Afghanistan's borderlands.