Week of 11 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.


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

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

Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson

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.

Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance

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.

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

No Critic Review

Happiness Is a Choice You Make

by John Leland

How Democracies Die

No Critic Review

How Democracies Die

by Steven Levitsky

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.


by Daniel H. Pink

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row

No Critic Review

All-American Murder

by James Patterson

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.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Last Black Unicorn

No Critic Review

The Last Black Unicorn

by Tiffany Haddish

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

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Turning the pages, I felt as if I were on a tour of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Museum with two conscientious and loving young curators...Ginsburg and her family clearly embraced this project, a gain for the reader and for the justice.
NY Times

Notorious RBG

by Irin Carmon

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


by Ron Chernow

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


by David Frum