Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2013, Pt. 2: Nonfiction from Robert Dallek, Richard Dawkins, Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Lieberman, & John W. Pilley


Dallek, Robert. Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House. Harper: HarperCollins. Oct. 2013. 576p. ISBN 9780062065841. $32.50. lrg. prnt. HISTORY Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, and aides Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger: these were the courtiers of Camelot, the smart and […]

Science & Technology Reviews | April 1, 2013


Reviews of Stephen Leslie’s The New Horse-Powered Farm, Joseph Tychonievich’s Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, and Philip Lieberman’s The unpredictable Species, plus a full list of science and technology reviews in the Apr. 1 issue.

Mission to Mars: The Reader’s Shelf | March 15, 2013


Fiction and nonfiction on the topic of Mars.

Science & Technology Reviews | March 15, 2013


Reviews of Michael Pollan’s Cooked, Buzz Aldrin & Leonard David’s Mission to Mars, and Brian B. Hoffman’s Adrenaline, plus a full list of science & technology reviews in the Mar. 15 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Sept. 2013, Pt. 3: Barnes, Carroll, Coetzee, Ford, George, Harding, Hastings, Kennedy, Lahiri


Barnes, Julian. Levels of Life. Knopf. Sept. 2013. 144p. ISBN 9780385350778. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385350785. MEMOIR Not a conventional memoir—did you really expect something so mundane from the multi-award-winning author of Flaubert’s Parrot and The Sense of an Ending?—this book aims to “put together two things that have not been put together before, and the […]

Science & Technology Reviews | March 1, 2013


Reviews of Mary Roach’s Gulp, Shelby Smoak’s Bleeder, and Andrew T. Guzman’s Overheated, plus a full list of science and technology reviews from the mar. 1 issue.

Audio Reviews | March 1, 2013


Reviews of H.W. Brands’s The Man Who Saved the Union, R.A. Dickey & Wayne Coffey’s Wherever I Wind Up, and William Souder’s On a Farther Shore, plus a full list of audiobook reviews in the March 1 issue.

Science & Technology Reviews | January 2013


Reviews of Terence Dickinson’s Hubble’s Universe, Claude A. Piantadosi’s Mankind Beyond Earth, and Sean Carroll’s The Particle at the End of the Universe, plus a full list of science and technology reviews from the January issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 7, 2012


The secret world of atomic study, straight talk about bourbon, the pretend life of Freddie Mercury, a classic children’s recording remembered

Science & Technology Reviews | November 15, 2012


Reviews of Andy Greenberg’s This Machine Kills Secrets, Wendy Pabich’s Taking on Water, and Eric Asimov’s How To Love Wine, plus a full list of science and technology reviews in the Nov. 15 issue.