Reviews // 2 Articles
The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...
Agony and Ecstasy: 'Jerusalem:The Biography'
23 Feb 2012 // 2:10 AM
Jerusalem makes an engrossing case for history as a teeming, unruly cacophony leavened by humanitarian undercurrents.
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
7 Feb 2006 // 7:00 PM
Despite the many humanizing elements, the actual figure of Stalin only continues to recede from easy comprehension, tangled in layer upon layer of personal contradiction and paradox.