Week of 04 Feb 2018
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Wolff deplores Trump, explains the conditions that made him possible, and accuses us all of colluding in this madness.
Guardian


NPR

Fire and Fury

by Michael Wolff

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
In short, Stanton has written a book that may interest a general audience but has little to offer policymakers and military professionals.
Denver Post

Horse Soldiers

by Doug Stanton

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic
Books like Mr. Frum's are not unknown in every administration, though seldom produced so early in a presidency, seldom put forth by fellow party followers and seldom written with such mastery of the broader American political landscape.
Globe and Mail

Trumpocracy

by David Frum

Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World

No Critic Review

Together We Rise

by The Women's March Organizers

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Whether or not the concept of networks in general can illuminate history quite as much as Ferguson thinks, he does a depressingly good job of evoking the dangers posed by our reliance on electronic networks.
Guardian

The Square and the Tower

by Niall Ferguson

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
...also notes points at which our culture is inefficient in its accommodation of people who move to different rhythms...Solid science backed by sensible action points—good airplane reading for business travelers.
Kirkus

When

by Daniel H. Pink

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year.
Kirkus


Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance

Home Sweet Murder (James Patterson's Murder Is Forever)

No Critic Review

Home Sweet Murder

by James Patterson

It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America

No Critic Review

It's Even Worse Than You Think

by David Cay Johnston

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
In short order, you’ll be conversant in mind-bending trivia about “star stuff” that may fundamentally shift your perspective of our place in the universe—and convince you to pursue some of the many fine longer-form books on the subject.
Kirkus

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Leonardo da Vinci
Totally enthralling, masterful, and passionate, this book should garner serious consideration for a variety of book prizes.
Kirkus

Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson

How Democracies Die

No Critic Review

How Democracies Die

by Steven Levitsky

The Last Black Unicorn

No Critic Review

The Last Black Unicorn

by Tiffany Haddish

Grant
Chernow’s gracefully written biography, which promises to be the definitive work on Grant for years to come, is fully equal to the man’s remarkable story.
Star Tribune

Grant

by Ron Chernow

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
This page-turner surges forward with the pacing of a true-crime thriller, elevated by Grann's crisp and evocative prose and enhanced by dozens of period photographs.
Kirkus


Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann