A pertinent work of journalistic research that will gain fresh meaning as authoritarian regimes both evolve and fall.
...captures the delicate, complex and important ideas Madison formed and the lengths he went to to see to fruition the events that have contributed to the success of the experiment of a republic.
A gripping account of academic politics and the birth of the pharmaceutical industry.
Few important women come from such raw places. The book makes you remember why the Obamas, four years ago, seemed so new, so implausible.
...a page-turning read and an insightful dissection of 9/11’s dark legacy.
A shorter but heavier book...co-written by four professors at New York University's Stern School of Business, one of whom used to sit on Freddie's board, is a worthy complement to Ms Morgenson's and Mr Rosner's narrative-based work.
Phillips’s major accomplishment is to recover that sense of excitement, confusion and improvisation as, almost providentially, the perfect storm formed.
Though the interviews seem unlikely to redraw the contours of Mr. Kennedy or his presidency, they are packed with intimate observations and insights of the sort that historians treasure.
An ever-upbeat message from the well-connected yet modest veteran journalist.
Mr. Littlefield's entry in the shelf-esteem sweepstakes, "Top of the Rock," is an oral history of mostly 1990s television, with interview snippets from on- and off-screen talent and fellow executives.
The Orchardist is a stunning accomplishment, hypnotic in its storytelling power, by turns lyrical and gritty, and filled with marvels.
A fascinating and unique portrait of the Internet not as "a physical world or a virtual world, but a human world."
...Candice Millard leaves us feeling that Garfield's assassination deprived the nation not only of a remarkably humble and intellectually gifted man but one who perhaps bore the seeds of greatness.
The Fan Who Knew Too Much is a fine collection, but it's chiefly notable for one essay..."The Children and Their Secret Closet,"...
Bohjalian is a literary novelist... his books are also filled with artfully drawn characters and great, passionate storytelling. "The Sandcastle Girls" is all that, but different, more powerful.
...Neuman combines love and intrigue with serious intellectual engagement.
In such self-awareness and intelligence, such grace when faced with pain and death, we feel the weight of Ward’s crime. And we, too, learn to love Grant.
Readers, you will be moved by this personal tribute to an unforgettable First Lady. I highly recommend Mrs. Kennedy and Me.
... its similarities to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre are striking, including extensive descriptions of the landscape and nature, an old English estate, and common themes, characters, and plot devices.
...but Beeman’s work is distinguished by a gently judicious tone that allows us to appreciate, and draw some lessons from, the delicate balances that emerged out of that passion-filled Philadelphia crucible.