"This isn't an objective interpretation after all, but one bent on proving Ukrainian innocence, even to the extent of defending Nazis as simply fodder for a sensation-seeking media mill."
“The closing words in Brown’s important and fine book put her in a class with the brilliant women whose life stories she shares.
“A Fever in the Heartland engulfs readers in an early-'20s Indiana where the Klan’s full-tilt coup feels as palpably and terrifyingly real as it does confoundingly implausible.”
"For [international students] are, indeed, commodities in a larger academic capitalist system that has grown to depend on them for its survival."
“we should respect this iconoclastic disobedient Jew, one who used his Jewish sensibilities to pummel and reframe American comedy.”
“The lessons to be learned from Hitler’s rise to power are legion. Among them are the notion that . . . sociopaths ultimately are self-interested and . . . loyalty is a one-way street.
“What It Took to Win challenges the reader to think about and understand not just the history of the Democratic Party but also the politics of America in general.
"part exposé, part spy thriller, both of them true stories, all the more exciting and horrific."
“Even with its problems, the book is colorful, handy, and good for any budding gardener, scientist, botanist, or biologist.”
“Manguel introduces the reader to an important thinker who deserves to be far better known. It's a masterly feat . . .”
“The genius of Bruce Chadwick’s oral history of the road to Ft.
"Picture book magic at its best . . ."
“for anyone who understands the concept that ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ will understand the concept ‘it takes an Auschwitz to understand a nation.’”
"Katin is a powerful visual storyteller, deeply honest and personal and sadly, all too relevant."
“Brightly written and well-researched, this book will appeal immensely to true-crime fans.”
Fieldwork: A Forager’s Memoir rambles over rough terrain of food and family.
“Judgment and Mercy makes a compelling case that Irving Kaufman— . . .
“Bagby’s immaculate research, coupled with her keen sense for real-life character development and dramatic arcs, makes for a fascinating and surprisingly quick read on a fo
“the Oliviers’ recipes are easily accessible for home chefs wanting to recreate the foods South African cuisine without much fuss or difficulty . . .”
“Liberal bias in the elite media has been prevalent for quite a while, but Ungar-Sargon’s book shows that it has gotten much worse.”
The Cigar: Carmine Galante, Mafia Terror is more a collection of mob lore and history than an account of a mafia terror, but in those stories we see an aspect of the American mob into whic
“The message is that there is room for everyone on the wall (or in the display case), and all of humanity needs to be represented in our venerable institutions.”
“madness can be both a teacher and a scourge, can be transformative, can place us in the company of visionaries like William Blake as well as the residents of Bedlam.”
What could iconic names as varied as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Merry Adventures of Robinhood, Curious George, and The Inve
Alexandra Robbins opens her compelling and highly important book, The Teachers, with a brilliant hook: “You may think you know what’s inside, but you don’t,” and then repeats, throughout h