Book Reviews

A Blueprint for a Safer, Saner Society

How to reduce crime and warehousing in America’s prisons

by Lincoln Caplan | Thursday, April 18, 2019

Shrinking Success

Psychopharmacology has not lived up to its early promise

by Scott Stossel | Monday, March 04, 2019

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness · by Anne Harrington

Continental Drift

Westward expansion delayed a needed national reckoning

by Jill Leovy | Monday, March 04, 2019

The End of The Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America · by Greg Grandin

The Writer at Ground Zero 

The chronicler of the first horror of the nuclear age

by Phyllis Rose | Monday, March 04, 2019

Mr. Straight Arrow: The Career of John Hersey, Author of <em>Hiroshima</em> · by Jeremy Treglown

How the South Rose Again

Defeated in war, the Confederate states merely changed tactics

by Louis P. Masur | Monday, March 04, 2019

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow · by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Freedom of Thought

The philosophical currents that shaped our nation

by John Kaag | Monday, March 04, 2019

The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History · by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Prophets of the Avant-Garde 

How two power couples changed the world of art

by Meryle Secrest | Monday, March 04, 2019

Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury · by Carolyn Burke

His Life Spoke Volumes

The man behind the great Enlightenment encyclopedia

by Tom Chaffin | Monday, March 04, 2019

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely · by Andrew S. Curran

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

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