Washingtonian Book Reviews
Recent Reviews from Washingtonian
Book Review: “Are Men Obsolete?: The Munk Debate on Gender” Hannah Rosin, Maureen Dowd, Caitlin Moran, and Camille Paglia debate the usefulness of guys.
Book Review: “An Idea Whose Time Has Come” by Todd S. Purdum The author shows how the Civil-Rights Act sowed the seeds of modern politics.
A Conversation With “Roosevelt’s Beast” Author Louis Bayard The local writer on what he calls “Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘Heart of Darkness.’ ”
Book Review: “Savage Harvest” by Carl Hoffman A writer plumbs the riddle of a Rockefeller’s disappearance.
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.