“Schweizer uses his keen eye for detail to explain the many and varied ways that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has influenced US elites in ways that benefit China both economically, pol
“While it’s not likely that humans will completely stop eating animals, it’s likely and desirable that we’ll eat, exploit, and harm far fewer animals than we do now.
As the book’s subtitle indicates, Camera Man is not a conventional birth-to-death narrative of the life of Buster Keaton.
“Emotional Inheritance explodes the myth that what we don’t know can’t hurt us, at least when it comes to family legacies.”
The Navy SEALS are the elite of the elite in the military of the United States. They train for missions according to their acronym: SEa, Air and Land.
“To read Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America is to witness a conversation about these women journeys as immigrants, chefs, teachers, and entrepre
“an eminently readable, even compelling collection.”
“‘I dedicate this book to everyone who helped create its contents in any way, including the assholes.’”
“It is not our circumstances that get us worked up, but the judgments we make about them.”
“Hummus: A Global History is a must-read for anyone interested in food culture.
“a workmanlike portrait of Chekhov, useful for the general reader curious to learn more about this master of Russian literature . . .”
“Absolutely gripping . . . armchair travel and exploration doesn't get any better than this.”
Racial justice, judicial reform, and systemic racism have been hot topics on the nation’s radar screen in recent years.
Al Worden, command module pilot on the Apollo 15 lunar mission, belongs to a unique club, one of only six men who flew to the dark side of the moon, alone and out of contact with any other human be
“Lost in the Valley of Death is a disturbing book that leaves you with a sense of wonder and a sense of unease. It’s a book that is not easy to put down.”
“This is an important addition to the library of Holocaust literature, but it should be read with other historical post-war texts that examine the perpetrators of the Holocaust more deeply.
“What Melo does well is to bring into light the human factor at play behind the immigration lures and the need to reform a broken system.
“Gellman’s steadfast refusal to psychoanalyze the most complex and confounding president of the 20th century—a tendency most writers are helpless to resist—is both surprising and surprising
“Modigliani - Picasso: The Primitivist Revolution is the type and quality of a project one would expect to accompany an exhibition that h
If you have ever wondered why many veterans of war find it difficult, if not impossible, to talk about their experiences, this book will help you understand.
“Renehan explains how one of America’s first true detective stories drew ‘national journalistic attention’ but also went remembered by famed writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.”
This book introduces a young child (ages 4–7) to Charles Dickens. It starts with his birth and childhood.
This is an unusual book because, in almost every way, it is a sequel to a documentary film. Without that film, there’d be no book.
“Why do humans make images?” John-Paul Stonard might as well be asking why do humans breathe, eat, walk, or talk. Because we need to? Because we can? Because we do?
In her most recent collection of essays, Siri Hustvedt provides a feminist analysis of a range of materials drawn from her own family life (particularly the intimate relationships with her grandmot