A pertinent work of journalistic research that will gain fresh meaning as authoritarian regimes both evolve and fall.
A gripping account of academic politics and the birth of the pharmaceutical industry.
Richard Brookhiser...conveys the man in full and files a strong paternity suit pointing to Madison as the father of American politics.
It is not about race and reconciliation, but about ordinary families in their untidy glory, and what we can learn by unearthing their stories.
...the author effectively allows the depressing events to speak for themselves.
But while their book is turbid in places, it is more multi-dimensional and nuanced than most other books on the bloody crossroads where real estate and banking meet.
Phillips’s major accomplishment is to recover that sense of excitement, confusion and improvisation as, almost providentially, the perfect storm formed.
There are no startling revelations here to revise history. But there is a fund of anecdote and a sense of texture to enrich it, including the terror of the Cuban Missile Crisis...
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.
Coplin's prose is fresh and compelling, bringing Talmadge and the other characters to vivid life.
In Tubes, journalist Andrew Blum goes on a journey inside the Internet's physical infrastructure to uncover the buildings and compounds where our data is stored and transmitted.
...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.
Maybe if we had remembered the story of fast-talking Ferdie Ward, people would have taken Madoff's promises of riches a little more skeptically.
Of the many words written about Jacqueline Kennedy, these are among the best.
... 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.