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.

Revolutionary Road
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.

Welcome, Cassandra!
August 13, 2012

I Capture the Castle is the beloved but far too narrowly celebrated masterpiece of British writer Dodie Smith.

Fitly Spoken
August 09, 2012

Alexander Tsesis's loving history of the Declaration of Independence is profoundly Lincolnian in story and premise.

Class Act
August 08, 2012

Whither Opportunity? demonstrates that the nearly exclusive focus on the role of race in education is outdated.

Get Real
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

Constitutional Conventions
August 02, 2012

Do precedents constrain judges? Even if they constrain lower-court judges in run-of-the-mill cases, do they constrain the Justices, especially in the

My Country, My Country
August 01, 2012

Mary Antin’s ringing endorsement of Americanization—of being “made over”—which appeared in 1912 in her autobiography, The Promised Land, probably did