Washingtonian Book Reviews
Recent Reviews from Washingtonian
Book Review: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War” by Karen Abbott A four-way portrait of secret operatives in the Civil War reveals what Washington ladies hid under their hoops.
Book Review: “The Stager” by Susan Coll Suburban high jinks in the local author’s latest novel.
Top 10 Books for June 2014 Books you’ll want to keep on your radar this month.
Book Review: “The Director” by David Ignatius In his ninth novel, the veteran Post columnist takes stock of the digital side of spying.
Book Review: “The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames” by Kai Bird A biography that offers “a new understanding of what intelligence operatives can accomplish.”
Book Review: “Next Life Might Be Kinder” by Howard Norman Washington-area novelist Howard Norman’s latest release is “sweet, elegiac.”
Book Review: “The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons” by Sam Kean Kean spins the history of neuroscience from the stories of true-life characters.
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.’ ”