“Few other books reveal the fascinating inner journey that transformed Eleanor from an emotionally choked-off young woman into a mature leader who inspired millions.”
“Alter provides a multi-dimensional portrait of an American president’s journey as a husband, father, and perhaps his most fulfilling role, as humanitarian.”
Leonard Cohen Untold Stories could not have happened before social media. Through Facebook, Google, and WhatsApp, Michael Posner located people who once knew Leonard Cohen and fell away.
“Ronald Grigor Suny has written a massive, extensively researched biography of Josef Stalin’s early years—from his childhood days in Gori, Georgia, to the Bolshevik seizure of power in Octo
What if Jane Austen could write meticulous diplomatic history combined with a social portrait of American and British aristocracy? The product might resemble The Daughters of Yalta by Cath
Sylvia Plath wrote some of the best poetry of the 20th century, but her work gets less attention than the way she died. So argues Heather Clark.
“By opening the curtains to offer pure vulnerability and relatable authenticity, Lenny Kravitz leaves readers feeling inspired to find our own true voice.
Incontrovertibly Philip Gefter did his homework when it came to writing about the lives, both professional and personal, of Richard Avedon.
“A small, fun, and insightful book, She Come By It Natural can be enjoyed on its own or as a perfect companion to Marsh’s Heartland.”
“John Kelly . . .
“Drinking was a group hobby . . . Food, its accoutrements, and above all the sensuous pleasures of eating formed the leitmotif of his life.”
In boyhood, enthralled by an old radio recovered from a dump, Darran Anderson accessed “the world of adults . . .
“there is still much left to accomplish in racial relations and justice.
“Cannell’s telling of this story is page turning. His research is unquestionable, his descriptions chilling, and his character development is absolutely visual.”
Chasten Buttigieg does have a story to tell and he does it well in his new book, I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir.
“‘If I was the sky, Bobbie was the earth. She grounded me. Two years older, she also protected me.’”
“There has been a fair amount of important discussion recently about the stories of immigration across the southern border, about how those stories should be told and who should tell them.
“The Dead Are Arising draws on decades of extensive and remarkably revealing interviews with a variety of noteworthy figures in Malcolm X’s life—both friends and enemies—to constru
“Illness is nothing if not a narrative: the present isn’t what the past was supposed to lead up to, and the future holds God only knows what.
Nick Flynn’s mother set fire to their house and later killed herself.
“fascinatingly humorous and surprisingly illuminating . . .”
“It took Europe arguably two generations to fully face up to its shameful Holocaust past.
“Highly readable, A Traitor to His Species ably details the ‘uncomfortable debate about the proper balance between animal rights and human interests . . .’”
“Cecilia Aragon is no less than a thrilling inspiration to anyone who wants to accomplish something that frightens them or who has been discouraged from trying.”
“This book is personal, deeply and bravely thoughtful, and creatively expressed. . . . it can serve as a tool for the politically engaged.”