Learning to Matter
August 15, 2012
Betsy Rosenthal's delightful book tells the story of her mother, Edith, who is “number four” in a family of twelve children.
August 14, 2012
John Dramani Mahama, whose memoir My First Coup d’Etat shows an uncommon literary ambition, in late July became the new president of Ghana.
August 13, 2012
I Capture the Castle is the beloved but far too narrowly celebrated masterpiece of British writer Dodie Smith.
August 09, 2012
Alexander Tsesis's loving history of the Declaration of Independence is profoundly Lincolnian in story and premise.
August 08, 2012
Whither Opportunity? demonstrates that the nearly exclusive focus on the role of race in education is outdated.
August 07, 2012
Sincerity is not one of those philosophy books that bursts into a self-help manual. Magill has written a dense and intriguing cultural history, teasin
The Full Scale of It
August 06, 2012
Antony Beevor’s forte as a military historian is that he manifests such a wide range of historical sympathy and historical imagination. But none of it
James Baldwin on Malcolm X
August 03, 2012