Famed 18th century jurist William Blackstone once said, "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer." Theoretically, this is a bedrock principle of American criminal
“Javelin catcher, confidant, consigliere, battlefield commander.” These are some common roles undertaken by the White House Chief of Staff.
Susan Quinn’s new book addresses a facet of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life that has been hinted at but never fully developed.
You Will Not Have My Hate is French journalist Antoine Leiris’ memoir written in the days after he learned that his wife Hélène Muyal-Leiris had been slaughtered at the Bataclan Theatre in
“Drink it in with a cup of Earl Grey Tea on a cold winter evening.”
In the opening pages of March: Book Three, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama has just ended its Sunday school lessons when a bomb explodes.
Such is the level of horror coming out of the conflict in Syria and Iraq that people have become numb to the statistics.
What causes ideological conversions?
Charles Moore’s second volume biography of Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher at Her Zenith: In London, Washington and Moscow addresses her rise to the top and her stay there for eleven
Karl Rove is famous for his role in modern political campaigns.
Seven years after the cataclysmic events of fall 2008, when the global financial system all but melted away, we have the testimony of the last of the key decision-makers during that crisis: then-Fe
Killing a King by Dan Ephron is extraordinary in its detail as a behind the scenes account of both the Oslo Peace Accords and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The history of the United States is not only a parade of rugged individuals and hardy pioneers, but one of family dynasties, entrenched power relations, and colossal wealth.
Ambassador Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, who quickly becomes “Madam Ambassador,” starts her memoir with a bang. Shortly after starting her post as the first Greek-American to serve as a U.S.
Barney Frank came to Washington with Ronald Reagan in 1980. There ends any similarity between them.
“He’s wonkish and not terribly entertaining. You could say as much about the book.”
“a truly remarkable story of a born activist.”
“. . . Mr. Schwarzenegger certainly knows something about pleasing his audience.”
In his new memoir, Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger writes:
“Peace, They Say makes us consider the complexity of war and peace.
“Indomitable Will is an instant classic . . .
“This work contributes to the current military-political literature with its clarity of vision, its minimization of the slant of right leaning biases, and is exemplary presentation of how s
“While possibly a bit dry for bedtime reading, That’s What They Want You to Think does make fun plane, train, and (if someone else is driving) automobile reading.
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“Although the structure of Intimate Wars and the attention so deeply focused on the author seems frequently purposefully ego-centered, it is abundantly clear that Merle Hoffman car
“President Clinton goes on to make an extremely detailed list of 46 steps government could take to make our society and our economy function better.