The melancholy embrace into which East and West have fallen is the leitmotif of Mishra’s new book, a group biography of three Asian intellectuals.
The virtues of this collection are overshadowed by Lepore’s campaign against popular historians.
Seldes wanted to show that there was a greater logic to the apparent cacophony of nineteenth-century enthusiasms.
For Frank Costigliola, the Cold War began the day Roosevelt died.
What’s The Matter with White People is really about what’s the matter with the white working class.
There Was a Country, a personal memoir, is a literal explanation of what happens when “the center cannot hold.”
Juan Pujol, who never fought on the front lines, is not a Stephen Ambrose–style war hero. He was, at his core, a con man.
Consider the Fork is a wide-ranging historical road map of the influence of culture on cuisine.
Throughout the 1920s, the national capital became a by-word for artistic experimentation, and hedonism of every variety.
Merry sweeps aside his best ideas with a torrent of clipped anecdotes, capsule critiques, and synoptic renderings.