Book Reviews

E Pluribus Unum?

Our national identity has always been hotly contested

by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen | Thursday, June 03, 2021

American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850 · Alan Taylor

From Mojave to the Moon 

The new space race looks to put the superrich into orbit

by M. G. Lord | Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut · by Nicholas Schmidle

Lessons in Abstraction 

The strange life of Europe’s most overlooked modernist

by Andrea Scrima | Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Clairvoyant of the Small: The Life of Robert Walser · by Susan Bernofsky

Deep-Rooted Communities 

Our woods are connected by a hidden underground network

by Miranda Weiss | Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest · by Suzanne Simard

Physics for the Feeble-Minded 

A crash course on our boundlessly bizarre universe

by Jethro K. Lieberman | Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution · by Carlo Rovelli

Companions Through Time 

A writer traces the footsteps of an Italian revolutionary icon

by N. S. Thompson | Tuesday, June 01, 2021

The Hero’s Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna · by Tim Parks

Things Left Behind

A writer’s one-sided conversation with a ghost

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, May 17, 2021

Letters to Camondo · Edmund de Waal

The Feminine Arts

A writer explores the elation and difficulty of making art while female

by Sierra Bellows | Saturday, May 15, 2021

Art for the Ladylike: An Autobiography Through Other Lives · Whitney Otto

The Geography of Neglect

A complex tale of belonging

by Allison Blakely | Monday, May 10, 2021

African Europeans: An Untold History · by Olivette Otele

When Ideas Mattered

How “freedom from” became “freedom to”

by Michael Sherry | Tuesday, April 20, 2021

THE FREE WORLD: Art and Thought in the Cold War · by Louis Menand

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