"A good book has no ending."
—R. D. Cumming
- Books of The Times: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:03:01 GMT
- Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” was published after a seven-year legal battle and with heavy redactions from military censors.
- Bookshelf: Books About New York and the Underground Railroad, and Urban Upheaval Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:52:00 GMT
- A book by a Columbia University historian on New York’s integral role in the Underground Railroad, and another which invokes artistic expression to vividly recreate a gritty and pivotal era of urban tumult.
- ‘Modernity Britain: 1957-1962,’ by David Kynaston Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:06:23 GMT
- David Kynaston’s multivolume history of postwar Britain continues in this tapestry of political, socioeconomic and cultural change.
- Open Book: Immersive History Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:06:06 GMT
- David Kynaston’s method of recapturing Britain’s past includes quoting from the diaries and letters of average citizens.
- The Shortlist: ‘The Greatest Knight,’ by Thomas Asbridge, and More Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:05:50 GMT
- New books about the Plantagenets and the Tudors, Thomas Cromwell and more.
- Esther Freud’s ‘Mr. Mac and Me’ Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:05:02 GMT
- In Esther Freud’s novel, an artistic boy befriends the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914.
- Ben Metcalf’s ‘Against the Country’ Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:04:55 GMT
- Ben Metcalf’s novel, set in Virginia, takes issue with the American idealization of the back-to-the-land life.
- ‘The Season of Migration,’ by Nellie Hermann Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:39:18 GMT
- A novel of van Gogh’s anguished time in Belgium.
- ‘Van Gogh,’ by Julian Bell Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:39:07 GMT
- Julian Bell looks at van Gogh’s brief, explosively creative life.
- ‘Offcomer,’ by Jo Baker Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:38:09 GMT
- The protagonist of Jo Baker’s first novel is an Oxford graduate working at a Belfast pub.
- Casey Walker’s ‘Last Days in Shanghai’ Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:37:59 GMT
- In this first novel, a young congressional aide navigates a minefield of graft and corruption in present-day China.
- Critic's Take: Somebody’s Watching Us Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:37:46 GMT
- Today, Richard Hofstadter, who wrote “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” might target not just right-wing radio hosts but also the aggrieved left.
- ‘When Books Went to War,’ by Molly Guptill Manning Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:33:26 GMT
- In World War II, books helped lift the spirits of the troops.
- ‘The Match Girl and the Heiress,’ by Seth Koven Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:33:15 GMT
- A story of activists and unlikely soulmates in Victorian London.
- ‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary,’ by Anita Anand Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:33:08 GMT
- The life of a suffragist daughter of an exiled maharajah.