“I tried to be a magician but found I could only manipulate cards and coins and not the universe.”
“Photography’s Last Century is an indispensable addition to one’s library.
“deserves to be widely read and treasured.”
The Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote famously in the first sentence of Anna Karenina: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Merriam Webster dictionary defines memoir as: a narrative composed from personal experience or a history of one’s life.
“Ravitch is an important figure in the world of education, and her voice needs to be heard.
“I Don’t Want to Die Poor is an excellent critique of the way that our society encourages people to try for more, and then punishes them for doing so.”
“The Sword and the Shield delivers both strong storytelling and exemplary history, dismantling popular distortions of its subjects, and arriving at a nuanced and profoundly reveali
“We are all invited to dance through this volume of writings that celebrate still the music and those moments of being alive.”
“Every Drop of Blood is a masterful narrative of the day, weaving together a cast of characters and events in a compelling work that reads like ha
“The Scientist and the Spy does achieve the impossible by making seeding, planting, and food engineering somewhat exciting.
“intriguing, certain to be debated for some time, and likely to bring pleasure to young scholars who encounter See’s playful prose in the midst of their studies.”
Near the end of his intimate biography of Ravi Shankar, the author, Oliver Craske, describes his first meeting with the famed sitar player, global ambassador for Indian music and culture and for mo
Pretty Bitches is an often-hilarious collection of essays by brilliant authors that blow asunder the real meaning of pet names and labels often given to vagina owners.
“Richardson’s scholarly work puts to an end the fantasy of American exceptionalism.”
Taking Time is absolutely not solely about fashion, nor is this a glossy photography book centered on the oeuvre of the late great Azzedine Alaïa.
“Ledger records Hirshfield’s most intimate sentiment as she navigates her surroundings, some of which are so profound that words cannot describe them.”
The world of fantasy is alive with short fiction, and those wild-growing stories are bundled together by a league of anthologists who carefully arrange tales by theme.
“Read slowly to keep from flailing. Ortberg’s writing will wait for you to catch up.”
“Uncounted . . . explores methods that take away the right to vote, while we sleep . . .
Italian TV, March 22, 2020, showed more than 30 Cuban health workers in Italy for corona virus. They hold a picture of Fidel Castro, dead three years.
As humbling as it is to write about Eleanor Roosevelt, her own words best represent her to the world.
“Not Even Past is a trenchant, wide-ranging survey of the history that binds us a nation while, at the same time, drives us apart.
Diana Vreeland was never short on proclamations of fashion and style as well as living life in a most fashionable and particular way.
“The Second World Wars may be the penultimate history of World War II.”