September 11, 2012
Merry sweeps aside his best ideas with a torrent of clipped anecdotes, capsule critiques, and synoptic renderings.
September 03, 2012
A sentimental attachment to the idea of “the Londoner” gets the better of these historians.
August 22, 2012
As "part-returnee and part-tourist" Noo Saro-Wiwa chronicles Nigeria's path to globalism.
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 09, 2012
Alexander Tsesis's loving history of the Declaration of Independence is profoundly Lincolnian in story and premise.
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
July 23, 2012
The old regime of broadcast journalism is now passing, or has passed. The average age of a TV network news viewer is over sixty. We are now about two
July 17, 2012
In 1871, Los Angeles was still a sleepy town, not even on the radar of most Californians. It was the real-life Deadwood of the West: twenty years ear
July 16, 2012
Kate Summerscale’s new book has neither that page-by-page excitement nor so formidable a collection of historical personages as characters as her earl
July 12, 2012
"No poetry after Auschwitz,” said Adorno. Except for Chaplin—who said that he wouldn’t have made The Great Dictator had he known about the Holocaust—f