In the dull boredom of quarantine, the bookshelf becomes much more than decor or storage.
Two new biographies of a pair of America’s most innovative men attempt to explain how intense dedication produces remarkable and wondrous results.
Ross Douthat’s latest book argues that America’s decadence has resulted in failing institutions and a culture that’s out of ideas.
Historian Tevi Troy’s latest book, ‘Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump,’ explores how infighting can make or break a president.
March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day. Children will hear a lot of encouragement to read, but few will be given guidance on how to find worthwhile books.
‘Things Fall Apart’ by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is an exceedingly even-handed account of the cultural clash between the Africans in Nigeria and the English who descended on them in the late 19th century.
Edward Erler’s book, ‘Property and the Pursuit of Happiness,’ shows how Progressive-era courts redefined property rights and points to a future where we can make them meaningful again.
Jung Chang’s book, ‘Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister,’ tells the story of how three influential women navigated pivotal moments in 20th century China and left their mark on history.
Mary Grabar’s book, ‘Debunking Howard Zinn,’ takes aim at the celebrated historian who is as influential as he is ideological and dishonest.
Debbie Cenziper’s recent book, ‘Citizen 865,’ recounts the valiant efforts of American prosecutors who pursued justice for Holocaust victims for decades after the end of World War II.
Beloved TV host and everyman Mike Rowe’s book, ‘The Way I Heard It,’ is a mash-up of personal stories and historical vignettes that tug at your heartstrings and whack your funnybone.
In C. Bradley Thompson’s new book, ‘America’s Revolutionary Mind,’ the Clemson professor makes a provocative and persuasive rebuttal to contemporary historians suggesting that the American founding advanced self-serving motives based on slavery, race, and class.
Historian Tom Segev’s new biography of the Israeli prime minister and Zionist hero, ‘A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion,’ chronicles a series of important 20th-century episodes that have salience for today.
In Lee Child’s ‘Blue Moon,’ the popular and indomitable action hero Jack Reacher is back, and the results are typically satisfying.
J.K. Rowling made headlines for tweeting in support of an academic who lost her job at a think tank over tweets affirming the reality of biological sex.
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