“If offers compelling research, information, and speculative insight. It reminds us all that we should read Kipling again.”
“George Marshall lived by a moral code and never strayed from it. That was the key to his greatness.”
The graphic format of a biography of Stephen Hawking has advantages. For one, pictures explain the science.
“By following her own path, Messineo offers a sense of direction to those who are unmoored or feel lost at sea.”
“A gripping and chilling look into how a serial killer operates in plain view and exactly what it takes to capture him, American Predator is a must-read for any true crime enthusia
Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E Friedman offers itself simultaneously as art book and fan collection.
“Lee Krasner: Living Colour is a book that offers everything needed to know and understand the work and important contributions of Krasner to abstract painting, but also most of wh
“A $450 million price tag. And what of that? Was it 500 years of history that warranted that exorbitant amount? Or was it the spiritual aura?”
The publication of this book coincides with an exhibit of the work of Lina Bo Bardi at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, Spain.
“Chapman’s tenacity in sacrificing himself to save the lives of his comrades as other forces attempt to rescue him truly stand out as an example of the best America has to offer . .
Who doesn’t know Dr. Seuss and his most famous children’s book titles, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat?
“[A]n exhaustive biography of the remarkable Habsburg ruler coupled with important insights into the birth of the modern state system of Europe . . .”
When someone says, “She’s a lesbian, but really nice,” the “but” reveals unfair bias. Jonathan Hansen’s “revisionist” account of Fidel Castro is of this sort.
“You all right, kid?” This is the question directed by Yogi Berra throughout his life to his son Dale.
“For as Lynskey charts the admittedly astonishing reception of a narrative so adaptable as to be embraced by the Black Panthers and to be approved by the John Birch Society both, one wonder
The narrative world is rife with accounts of the relationship between gender, and the recognition and attribution (or not) of genius.
“This book offers a sweet ray of hope in a very confusing time.”
It’s always best to write your memoir before someone writes your biography. Play Hungry joins a lineup of several books about Pete Rose.
"’While he seethed, the big world seethed around him. War was imminent. He was powerless. He was nobody. Nothing—no money, nor influence, nor status . .
“To quote from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, ‘When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.’ Fortunately for us, author Clay Risen printed both.”
“Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis is a strong memoir of faith, hope and triumph shining through times of extreme tribulation.”
If you’re not familiar with Pete Holmes, he is a standup comedian who had a brief run as a late night talk show host and an HBO series called Crashing that was loosely (or not so loosely b
"While the podcast has a semblance of structure, the book reads more like a stream of consciousness blog, written by two obviously witty, intelligent women, seemingly baffled by their succe
“The Crowded Hour, with a rousing narrative, does Roosevelt justice, but it serves even better in explaining the 1898 war."
"Scholars of Mayhem has more adventure than an Alister McLean novel even though it is nonfiction!"