Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:39 +0000
Stop saying the Trump era is ‘not normal’ or ‘not who we are.’ We’ve been here before.
THE SOUL OF AMERICA: The Battle for Our Better Angels By Jon Meacham. Random House. 402 pp. $30 OUR TOWNS: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America By James Fallows and Deborah Fallows. Pantheon. 432 pp. $28.95 The horror with which many citizens regard the Trump presidency is premised, in part, on the notion […]
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 21:00:21 +0000
Amy Chozick covered Hillary Clinton for a decade. Here’s what she learned — and what she endured.
CHASING HILLARY: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling By Amy Chozick. Harper. 400 pp. $27.99 Amy Chozick, the lead New York Times reporter on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, believes that the news media’s focus on Clinton’s private e-mail server — a story the Times broke and that Chozick would write […]
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:00:21 +0000
In his new book, James Comey calls for ‘ethical leadership.’ But does he live up to it?
A HIGHER LOYALTY: Truth, Lies, and Leadership By James Comey Flatiron Books. 304 pp. $29.99 James B. Comey has written the Washington Book of the Moment, but he clearly does not want “A Higher Loyalty” to simply be one more Washington book of the moment. This is no “Game Change” or, God forbid, “Fire and […]
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:00:08 +0000
Think you remember every outrage of the Trump presidency so far? A new book will test you.
THE LIST: A Week-By-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year By Amy Siskind. Bloomsbury Publishing. 509 pp. $28 CAN IT HAPPEN HERE? Authoritarianism in America By Cass Sunstein (ed.). Dey St. 481 pp. $17.99 It’s a journalistic conceit of the Trump era — every day feels like a week, every week like a month, every month […]
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:40:07 +0000
50 years ago, a presidential commission called out America’s ‘white racism.’ It didn’t go over well.
THE KERNER REPORT: The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders Princeton University Press. 498 pp. $35 SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism By Steven M. Gillon. Basic Books. 374 pp. $32 HEALING OUR DIVIDED SOCIETY: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report By Fred Harris and Alan […]
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:00:06 +0000
Who gets to dream? America’s immigration battles go beyond walls and borders.
THE MAKING OF A DREAM: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American By Laura Wides-Mu
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 23:32:34 +0000
American democracy is on a break. Welcome to ‘Trumpocracy.’
TRUMPOCRACY: The Corruption of the American Republic By David Frum. Harper. 304 pp. $25.99 IT’S EVEN WORSE THAN YOU THINK: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America By David Cay Johnston. Simon & Schuster. 320 pp. $30 TRUMP’S FIRST YEAR By Michael Nelson. University of Virginia. 220 pp. $19.95 HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE By Steven […]
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:08:18 +0000
In Michael Wolff’s book, the Trump White House is full of intrigue, and out of ideas
FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House By Michael Wolff. Henry Holt and Co. 321 pp. $30 Dishy political books such as Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” are typically assailed for centering on palace machinations at the expense of policy substance, for privileging White House turf battles over meaningful debates about national challenges. In […]
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 20:30:34 +0000
The presidency survived the Watergate, Iran-contra and Clinton scandals. Trump will exact a higher toll.
THE FINAL DAYS By Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks. 470 pp. $18 A VERY THIN LINE: The Iran-Contra Affairs By Theodore Draper. Hill & Wang. 690 pp. $27.95 THE BREACH: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton By Peter Baker. Scribner. 464 pp. $27.50 American presidents get the scandals […]
How to define, survive and fight misogyny in the Trump and Weinstein era
DOWN GIRL: The Logic of Misogyny By Kate Manne. Oxford. 338 pp. $27.95 CRASH OVERRIDE: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate By Zoe Quinn. Public Affairs. 242 pp. $27 NASTY WOMEN: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America By Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding (eds.). […]
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