Washingtonian Book Reviews
Recent Reviews from Washingtonian
Book Review: “The Mole: The Cold War Memoir of Winston Bates” by Peter Warner An accomplished spy novel that’s wise to Washington’s ways.
Book Review: “Nostalgia” by Dennis McFarland Inside a powerful Civil War tale.
Book Review: “Someone” by Alice McDermott The author makes an ordinary life extraordinary.
Book Review: “Wilson” by A. Scott Berg A. Scott Berg—a Pulitzer Prize winner for his life of Charles Lindbergh—spent a decade researching and writing Wilson, his sprawling biography of the 28th President. And, boy, does it show. The book is marvelously detailed. We learn, for example,...
Book Review: “Man Alive!” by Mary Kay Zuravleff About the fun Washington novel.
Book Review: “The Smartest Kids in the World” by Amanda Ripley The journalist takes a look at schools around the world.
Book Review: “The Devil’s Cave” by Martin Walker A DC policy wonk moonlights as a writer of French mysteries, and his new one’s a pleasure.
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.