Few right-thinking people would question Maya Angelou’s status as an author, historian, intellectual, poet, social commentator, activist, and genuine Renaissance person.
“Beyond New York, the High Line has gone viral. From Seoul to Mexico City, cities worldwide have rushed to turn obsolete infrastructure into public space.”
“an important contribution to addiction treatment . . .”
Neil Leifer discovered "a camera could be my ticket to everywhere. A kind of magic carpet . . . to anyplace I wanted to go." That camera took him to fascinating places.
When the average American thinks of prison, she will often draw a blank. Sure, prisons are bad places filled with lawbreakers and violence, but specifics are often few and far between.
I need a replacement word for fierce. I need something slightly less bloodying than savage and something more devastating than captious.
"there is fact-driven brilliance in Bloodsport’s pages."
Thad Carhart seems to have led a charmed life.
Almanac is an inviting, almost cozy word. For example, The Old Farmer’s Almanac evokes a folksy image of sitting by the fireside planning spring planting.
“The author is a wonderful writer. . . . extraordinarily skilled at explaining complex scientific ideas to the general reader.”
Labor of Love: the Invention of Dating is the witty title of Moira Weigel’s entertaining history of “dating” in the U.S.
Writing an all-encompassing book about the life of Paul McCartney is akin to writing the definitive biography of Jesus Christ.
“a fast read about a ghastly situation and its effects on myriad people.”
The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson is a republication of her original work from 2007.
Writing about sports, in particular about the historical pathways of baseball, is a favorite pastime of academics.
Russia, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The key to understanding Russia, however, lies in her history.
“MariNaomi does not disappoint her many fans.”
Despite its rather bombastic title Peter Bergen has crafted an intelligent, timely, and important look into the post-9/11 challenge of Bin-Laden inspired terrorism in the United States.
Stories about history are listed in the nonfiction category, but the classification is misleading. Historical facts are not neutral truths awaiting discovery and exposition.
Donald Trump must be punching himself for not locking up the rights to the title of Parag Khanna’s second book in the trilogy that Connectography now completes.
Adam Hochschild’s book, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 gives us a different take on reporting about wars and their effect.
Revealing the true personality of a portrait sitter has always been the challenge for photographers since the early daguerreotypes or for painters over the past 3,000 years.
Cartels are businesses that exist on the wildly entrepreneurial illegal side of capitalism.
“a single overarching volume on World War II espionage and covert action that has long been missing . . .”
Introducing Quiet Power, Susan Cain writes to her kids and team audience, “Through the stories and experiences of other young people like you, I’ll address questions that introverts often