Richard Brookhiser...conveys the man in full and files a strong paternity suit pointing to Madison as the father of American politics.
Few important women come from such raw places. The book makes you remember why the Obamas, four years ago, seemed so new, so implausible.
...the author effectively allows the depressing events to speak for themselves.
the spine-chilling action begins on the first page and doesn’t let up until the last.
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.
...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.
His humane, closely researched and well-written "Brothers, Rivals, Victors" vividly conveys the mental and physical demands of high command, with even a hard charger like Patton afflicted by pre-engagement nerves.
"Blood of Heroes" is just the book for anyone who is unacquainted with the great story of the Alamo or who wants to dig deeper into the history of the Texas Revolution.
The author’s balanced, full disclosure depiction of the man adds much to the integrity, impact, and importance of this book.
For this biographer, Grant is the president of good intentions, waging "a good and honorable fight."
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.
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.
An outstanding work of popular history, in the spirit of William Manchester and Bruce Catton.
In “Manhunt,” Mr. Bergen has produced a masterful account of bin Laden’s life and activities, how al Qaeda operated in the aftermath of Sept. 11, and the American government’s success in tracking down the world’s most notorious terrorist leader.
He demonstrates mastery of the character of the American, British and Hessian armies...
A welcome new biography of the ruthless Red Army general who defeated the Nazis and then spent decades alternately disgraced and rehabilitated in Soviet Russia.