...a testament to Roosevelt’s enterprising use of “the bully pulpit” and his potent powers of leadership and persuasion.
...the experience has been less enriching for readers looking to get an accurate view of the campaign. Instead, it’s an amalgamation of largely unverifiable gossip...
For the most part, I Am Malala succeeds in its lucid explanation of a history unfamiliar to most people in the West, and as a testament to bravery and perseverance.
Mr Gladwell’s earlier books, particularly “The Tipping Point”, his first, were genuinely thought-provoking. This one is about as insightful as a fortune cookie. Read something else
a mosaic illustrating a pivotal year in America’s global economic and cultural success...Bill Bryson’s latest book One Summer: America, 1927 is a fascinating examination of American heroism, invention, and resilience in the face of moral decay of the roaring ’20s.
Ward has a soft touch, making these stories heartbreakingly real through vivid portrayal and dialogue.
A humorous take on mortality...By book’s end, it’s evident that Crystal himself has grown old, but rather than make a secret of his age, he turns it into a punch line...A charming, warm, welcome read for Crystal’s legions of fans.
Mr. Berg is a terrific researcher, and "Wilson" exhumes hundreds of fresh quotes and details...his book reads with remarkable smoothness.
In this astonishing blend of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalism...and breathtaking narration, she chronicles the chaotic evacuation of the hospital and the agonizing ethical, physical, and emotional quandaries facing Memorial nurses and doctors, including a nightmarish triage process...
Lindhout ends on an uplifting note, emerging an advocate for young Somali women in particular — an inspiring outcome as unlikely as a house in the sky.
Much more is revealed as this brilliant fiction works thrilling variations on, and consolations for, its plangent message: that “in the end, everyone loses everyone.” Yes, but look what Foer has found.
WHAT happens to a two-party political system when one party goes mad? That is the question posed in a powerful and angry new book by two scholars at two respected think-tanks...
This whole scarcity business is new and somewhat speculative. But one cannot help feeling that they are on to something. Scarcity made me think differently about money, food, and how I manage my own time. And for all its flaws, a book that changes the way you see the world is valuable – and scarce.
If Mark Levin succeeds in kicking off a grassroots movement to restore the constitutional balance, he will have performed a historic public service.
Ms. Gezari portrays AF4's activities in Maiwand, along with the Human Terrain System as a whole, as well-intentioned but tragically misguided...Ms. Gezari is deeply skeptical that the Army's experiment can fulfill the objectives imagined by the soldiers and scholars who created it.
Anderson’s own experience in some of the world’s most chaotic places allows him to speak with authority in his portrayal, at once critical and appreciative, of Lawrence and other larger-than-life individuals...
Mr. Guinn does a fine job of describing Manson’s childhood and how he grew to become the leader of the Manson family. Mr. Guinn also offers a vivid portrait of the mid-to-late 1960s and how this frenetic decade operated as a backdrop to Manson’s life’s story.
The sensibility that Mr Aslan brings to his latest book, about the founder of another monotheism, is by comparison rather one-dimensional, although his considerable gifts as a storyteller and populariser of complex religious ideas remain intact.
A vivid depiction of full-tilt folly that is sure to have its narcissistic cast poring through it for their own names.
Mr Clarke is a good storyteller, and his account...offers an enjoyable snapshot of the day-to-day workings of the presidency. One moment sees Kennedy holding a meeting on poverty in Kentucky; the next finds him romping with his children, Caroline and John.