Bacevich, Andrew. Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country. Metropolitan: Holt. Sept. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780805082968. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780805096033. POLITICAL SCIENCE A Brown professor of history and international relations who served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 23 years, Bacevich argues that there is a tremendous divide between […]
Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 3: Current Events from Bacevich, Goldhagen, Barnard President Spar, & More
Reviews of Bob Thompson’s Born on a Mountaintop, Betsy Prioleau’s Swoon, and Sarah Gristwood’s Blood Sisters, plus a full list of social sciences reviews from the Feb. 15 issue.
Reviews of Sing Your Song: Harry Belafonte, Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, and The Longoria Affair, plus a full list of video reviews in the Feb. 1 issue.
Barbara’s Picks, Aug. 2013, Pt. 1: Short Stories from Barrett, New Fiction from Danticat, the Muslim Response to Fundamentalism, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy
Barrett, Andrea. Archangel. Norton. Aug. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780393240009. $24.95. SHORT STORIES As Barrett demonstrated with books like Voyage of the Narwhal, she writes perceptively about science. And as she proved with her National Book Award winner, Ship Fever, she’s mastered the short form. With these short stories, focusing on science, she’s set to prove […]
Biskind, Peter, ed. My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles. Metropolitan: Holt. Jul. 2013. 240p. ISBN 9780805097252. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780805097269. CD: Macmillan Audio. AUTOBIOG/ENTERTAINMENT Back when, the inimitable Orson Welles recorded a series of private conversations while lunching with director Henry Jaglom, a good friend. In the recently rescued tapes, […]
Reviews of Shadow of Afghanistan 1959-2012, 65_RedRoses, and [antoine], plus a full list of video reviews from the December issue.
Reviews of Michael D. Coe’s Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya, Richard Lingeman’s The Noir Forties, and Amy Wilentz’s Farewell, Fred Voodoo, plus a full list of social sciences reviews from the Nov. 15 issue.
Angel, Katherine. Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult To Tell. Farrar. Jun. 2103. 304p. ISBN 9780374280406. $26. SOCIAL SCIENCE/WOMEN’S STUDIES In her discussion of female sexual desire, Angel draws on personal experience, but this is hardly memoir. A postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick University in England, Angel […]