Book Review: Kaboom by Matt GallagherSeptember 11, 2022
Gallagher has a lot of conversations with his platoon’s interpreter (“tarp”), a man his men call...
Book Review: Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America into the Vietnam War by Ted MorganSeptember 4, 2022
Giap had lost several family members to the rigors of French colonial rule, including his wife...
Book Review: Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David AaronovitchSeptember 3, 2022
Voodoo Histories isn’t an attempt to tell everyone to chill out and stop worrying about what...
Book Review: I Don’t Care About Your Band by Julie KlausnerAugust 31, 2022
If the book were a movie, it would be rated R; the author’s got a dirty...
Michelangelo: A Tormented Life by Antonio ForcellinoAugust 23, 2022
Before dawn on the morning of February 18 a group of Florentines entered the church stealthily...
Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion by Laurence MaslonAugust 22, 2022
There’s plenty about Monroe, of course — her perpetual lateness to the set, her entourage (especially...
Critics’ Picks: Best Books of 2009August 18, 2022
Our annual selection of noteworthy books.
The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy by Peter H. WilsonAugust 18, 2022
In some respects, the Thirty Years War resembles the Great War of 1914-1918. Political friction in...
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War by James BradleyAugust 17, 2022
James Bradley doesn't like Theodore Roosevelt. Let's get that clear from the get-go. Nor does he...
The Great Dinosaur Discoveries by Darren NaishAugust 17, 2022
Naish states that “most dinosaur books look at current views on dinosaurs and briefly recap the...