Casey Cep’s new true crime work, ‘Furious Hours,’ explores a lurid 1977 southern murder trial that almost inspired Harper Lee to write another book—but Cep’s pretentious account leans heavily on inaccurate and unflattering Southern stereotypes.
In ‘The Case For Trump,’ scholar Victor Davis Hanson makes the case that Donald Trump’s presidency has been more effective than anyone wants to admit, and as such he will go down as a tragic hero.
In ‘Underland,’ nature writer Robert Macfarlane explores mines, catacombs, and even holes in glaciers to examine how what’s underground affects the world above. The resulting prose may be flowery, but it can also be deeply edifying.
In Dan Pedersen’s engaging new memoir, ‘Top Gun: American Story,’ Top Gun’s original commanding officer tells the story of the famed fighter jet program.
Controversial and often prescient French writer Bernard-Henri Levy’s latest book, ‘The Empire and the Five Kings,’ calls on America to do a better job engaging the world and defending it from encroaching autocratic powers such Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China.
Although the basics of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight will be familiar to many readers, this skillful retelling provides many more details.
Venerable New Yorker writer John McPhee’s latest collection, ‘The Patch,’ hearkens back to a time essay writing was crisp and a valued part of mainstream journalism.
After years of working on Wall Street, Chris Arnade’s remarkable new book caused him to venture beyond his affluent circumstances and reassess everything he thought about poverty and religion.
Like her first book, economist Emily Oster’s ‘Cribsheet’ dismantles myths and pokes holes in junk science, centered on parenting for babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3.
Venerable British novelist Ian McEwan’s latest, ‘Machines Like Me,’ imagines an intriguing, but ultimately disappointing, past where Alan Turing never died and humanity is forced to confront advanced artificial intelligence in the 1980s.
CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic’s biography of Chief Justice John Roberts, ‘The Chief,’ is so preoccupied with disagreeing with the man that it doesn’t provide much insight into Roberts’s life and rulings.
Julian Jackson’s new biography of French general and statesman Charles de Gaulle illustrates how many lessons from revitalizing France after World War II can help fix present-day America.
Martin L. Shoemaker’s debut science fiction novel, ‘Today I Am Carey,’ asks if robots will become part of our family in the future and, if so, can androids truly be kind or is the emulation of human feelings enough?
Controversial novelist Bret Easton Ellis’s new collection of essays, ‘White,’ tears into the proponents of ‘woke’ culture for eroding free expression and encouraging victimhood.
Michael Brendan Dougherty’s new memoir, ‘My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home,’ is a compelling reflection on fatherhood and finding yourself by reclaiming your national and cultural inheritance.
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