Book Reviews

More Than Mere Words

The strange allure of the printed page

by Steven G. Kellman | Thursday, January 26, 2023

Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers ·

Have Trowel, Will Travel

A new biography of 20th-century America’s greatest landscape architect

by Penelope Rowlands | Monday, December 19, 2022

I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise: A Life of Bunny Mellon · by Mac Griswold

Our Founding Contradiction

The entrenched dichotomy at the center of the national story

by Fergus M. Bordewich | Thursday, December 01, 2022

American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765–1795 · by Edward J. Larson

Head of the State

How the FBI’s founding director ruled from the shadows

by Charles Trueheart | Thursday, December 01, 2022

G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century · by Beverly Gage

Structural Foundations

The buildings that defined the Western world

by Amanda Kolson Hurley | Thursday, December 01, 2022

The Story of Architecture · by Witold Rybczynski

Quark of Habit

Scientists keep pushing for larger particle colliders—but is this really wise?

by Sabine Hossenfelder | Thursday, December 01, 2022

The Matter of Everything: How Curiosity, Physics, and Improbable Experiments Changed the World · by Suzie Sheehy

Beauty Born of Ashes

The story of a lyrical masterpiece that almost wasn’t

by A. E. Stallings | Thursday, December 01, 2022

The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem · by Matthew Hollis

To Hell and Back

An Italian master’s unlikely depictions of Dante’s dark vision

by Graeme Wood | Monday, November 07, 2022

Botticelli’s Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance · by Joseph Luzzi

Of Dharma and Doom

A fresh translation revives the ending of an ancient Indian epic

by Sunil Iyengar | Monday, September 05, 2022

After the War: The Last Books of the Mahabharata · Wendy Doniger

Power of the Peoples

American history was shaped as much by Native Americans as by their colonizers

by Andrew Graybill | Thursday, September 01, 2022

Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America · by Pekka Hämäläinen

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