Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2013, Pt. 2: Sports Stars, Classical Music, & Anxiety


  Bradlee, Ben, Jr. The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams. Little, Brown. Dec. 2013. 784p. ISBN 9780316614351. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780316084482; lib. ebk. ISBN 9780316163712. CD: Hachette Audio. BIOGRAPHY/SPORTS On leave from 25 distinguished years as a reporter and then deputy managing editor at the Boston Globe, Bradlee gives us a biography of […]

Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: Ten Books for Foodies and Six Star Memoirs; A Bibliographic Listing


Cookbooks, Food Memoirs, and Eating Advice from Chopra Choi, Roy & others. L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food. Anthony Bourdain Bks/Ecco: HarperCollins. Nov. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780062202635. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062202642. COOKERY.MEMOIR Chopra, Deepak. What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul. Harmony, dist. […]

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, the Last Roundup: From Mary Beard to Eileen Rockefeller


Beard, Mary. Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780871407160. $28.95. HISTORY Described by the New York Times as “the closest thing, if it exists, to a celebrity classics professor” in a story about her having stood up to some naysayers who abused her on the Internet, Cambridge scholar […]

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 4: Capturing the Kommandant of Auschwitz and Playing Chopin During the Revolution


Bacon, John U. Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. S. & S. Sept. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9781476706436. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476706443. SPORTS College football is currently beset with scandal and sanctions, so one can be forgiven for expecting this report from Bacon to be a downer. And, indeed, drawing on […]

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.

Spring Baseball Roster | February 15, 2013 (With Two Online-Only Reviews Added)


Everything you need to read up on America’s favorite pastime this spring.

Video Reviews | January 2013

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Reviews of Chely Wright: Wish Me Away, Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete, Jesse Owens, and Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, plus a full list of video reviews in the Jan. issue.

Trailers | What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | December 2012


A round-up of notable upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray releases.

Reference Short Takes | November 1, 2012


Reference short takes from the Nov. 1 issue.

Reference Reviews | November 1, 2012


Reviews of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, John Maxymuk’s NFL Head Coaches, and Thomas Mockaitis’s The Iraq War, plus a full list of reference reviews from the Nov. 1 issue.