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Renowned biographer David J. Garrow concludes this massive new biography of Barack Obama with a damning verdict: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

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Czeslaw Milosz: A Life

A new biography of one of the most significant poets of the past century shows what it was like to be politically engaged and spiritually conflicted in the 20th century.

Posted on May 19, 2017 READ MORE



The Islamic Jesus

Mustafa Akyol’s book tells Christians, Muslims and Jews exactly what we all have in common and how we got this way. It reaches us not a minute too soon.

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE



The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel is a recipe book for how to create a hellish society. It’s also a recipe book for how to resist.

Posted on May 5, 2017 READ MORE



Rebel Mother

Peter Andreas’ memoir explores a “childhood chasing the revolution” as the son of an impulsive, self-centered political radical who cloaked her narcissism behind pro-Marxist rhetoric.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE



After 2016’s Losses, Elizabeth Warren Tells Democrats: ‘Shame On Us’

The story the Massachusetts senator tells about the election and America’s anxieties is curiously one-dimensional.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE



The Financial Diaries

A new book explores the lives of families dealing with financial uncertainty and volatility.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 READ MORE



The Best We Could Do

I thought graphic novels were kid stuff—and there is no better book to prove me wrong than this turbulent memoir of a Vietnamese family.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE



Poems From the Pond

Peggy Freydberg’s sharp sense of humor and observation are at odds with this book’s presentation.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 READ MORE



I Am Brian Wilson

The musician we meet in this book looks back on his mid-’70s Beach Boys caricature with sympathy and dread. As his gentle voice emerges from the pages, a more definitive picture takes shape.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE


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