...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.
Few important women come from such raw places. The book makes you remember why the Obamas, four years ago, seemed so new, so implausible.
He brings home the fundamental rashness and recklessness of the American response to the Sept. 11 attack.
an action-packed thrill ride... an emotionally satisfying beach book
A gripping story of chicanery in the stock market which drives home the ancient adage, “Buyer, beware!”
...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.
An inspiring and useful memoir from a significant figure in 21st-century American politics.
But what makes "Little America" so compelling and disturbing is the breadth and carefulness of Chandrasekaran's reporting.
Drawing on plenty of research and primary sources from both sides of the conflict, Donovan breathlessly recreates the 13-day skirmish...
A masterly, exciting study of character and tactics in World War II.
The author’s balanced, full disclosure depiction of the man adds much to the integrity, impact, and importance of this book.
An excellent study likely to tick off the hagiographers.
Mr. Crumpton's memoir is a compelling account...The agency should apply to its traditional operations the same ruthless, results-oriented ethos that Mr. Crumpton and his colleagues applied to fighting al Qaeda.
For this biographer, Grant is the president of good intentions, waging "a good and honorable fight."
A fine account of a little-known milestone in the battle for civil rights.
Their voices have an authenticity unlike anything else in American fiction this year.
Mr. Atkinson's account of D-Day is both masterly and lyrical...
A compelling story, told with authority, of the final takedown of likely the most wanted criminal in history.
A superb addition to the literature of the Revolution, by one of the best chroniclers in the business.
In "Stalin's General," Geoffrey Roberts joins the fight on Zhukov's behalf, although one feels that the war has already been won.