Washingtonian Book Reviews
Recent Reviews from Washingtonian
Book Review: “Yes, I Could Care Less” by Bill Walsh A copyeditor sticking up for good English.
Book Review: “Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy” by Peter Carlson A Civil War escape, the birth of reporting, and other adventures.
Book Review: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A dazzling novel about a local author’s homeland and her adopted country.
Book Review: “Act of Congress” by Robert G. Kaiser The behind-the-scenes story of how the Dodd-Frank bill was made.
After the Fall: The “Washington Post’s” Neil Irwin on the Financial Crisis “The Alchemists” goes inside one of DC's most secret institutions.
Inside the South American Heart: Marie Arana’s “Bolívar: American Liberator” The former Post Book World editor talks about her vivid portrait of South American revolutionary Simon Bolívar.
Book Review: “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg A Facebook executive offers a lively, inspiring pep talk for workplace success.
Book Review: “The Secretary: A Journey With Hillary Clinton From Beirut to the Heart of American Power” by Kim Ghattas Traveling with Hillary and the Supreme Court behind closed doors.
Book Review: “Out of Order: Stories From the History of the Supreme Court” by Sandra Day O’Connor In Out of Order: Stories From the History of the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor quotes Joseph Story, who served on the court from 1812 to 1845 and, in an interview, pegged then chief justice John Marshall as a...
Book Review: “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group” by Ian Svenonius A local underground rocker with the scoop behind bad reviews.