Critics’ Picks: Best Books of 2009June 20, 2020
Our annual selection of noteworthy books.
The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy by Peter H. WilsonJune 19, 2020
In some respects, the Thirty Years War resembles the Great War of 1914-1918. Political friction in...
The Great Dinosaur Discoveries by Darren NaishJune 19, 2020
Naish states that “most dinosaur books look at current views on dinosaurs and briefly recap the...
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War by James BradleyJune 18, 2020
James Bradley doesn't like Theodore Roosevelt. Let's get that clear from the get-go. Nor does he...
Churchill by Paul JohnsonJune 18, 2020
And Johnson reminds us of the memorable words he spoke after France capitulated: “Let us therefore...
My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran by Haleh EsfandiariJune 16, 2020
Her jail term of one hundred and five days was the culmination of an eight-month ordeal....
Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs by Jeni StepanekJune 15, 2020
He explains it in his journals as “Whatever it is that a person needs or wants,...