Book Reviews

Where the Sun Finally Set 

A new look at the island empire’s prize possession

by Nisid Hajari | Monday, December 03, 2018

The British in India · by David Gilmour

Of Faith and Tragedy

A scholar of early Christianity on how her work informed her life

by B. D. McClay | Monday, December 03, 2018

Why Religion? · by Elaine Pagels

Enigma From the East 

A Soviet émigré’s never-ending battle to be understood

by Gary Saul Morson | Monday, December 03, 2018

Between Two Millstones · by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; translated by Peter Constantine

The Guru of Athens 

Can age-old philosophy lead the way to happiness?

by Caroline Alexander | Monday, December 03, 2018

Aristotle's Way · by Edith Hall

Making Himself at Home 

A German-born composer and his English oratorios

by Sudip Bose | Monday, December 03, 2018

Handel in London · by Jane Glover

The Portrait Master

Known for rendering others, a writer turns his attention inward

by Stephen Goodwin | Monday, December 03, 2018

The Patch · by John McPhee

The Death of Innocents

A look at the silent suffering of those caught in the crossfire

by Dennis Covington | Monday, September 17, 2018

The Bodies in Person · by Nick McDonell

The Loyal Opposition

A timely new biography of an avatar of courage and bipartisanship

by Richard Moe | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Improbable Wendell Willkie · by David Levering Lewis

A Poet in Purgatory 

An inside look at a literary marriage that ended in disaster

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 2: 1956–1963 · edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

The Runaway Question 

How people fleeing bondage helped transform the nation

by Louis P. Masur | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The War Before the War · by Andrew Delbanco

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