Stage Gone Long
A consideration of Ella Fitzgerald’s best performance in her centennial year.
The risky tactics and subzero temperatures of the Chosin Reservoir campaign reappear in Jeff Shaara’s new novel of the Korean War. It is a tale of hubris, racism, and the extremes of human endurance.
An admirable new history of fraud and regulation in the United States reveals the truth about the lies.
A Race to Nowhere
Were Jim Crow and American eugenics laws the models for Nazi race law?
Luck, Chance, and Taxes
Luck has more to do with economic success than Americans like to believe. Robert Frank’s new book challenges us to reckon honestly with fortune, and what it means for social policy.
A worthy appeal for that old-time (civil) religion, but one that is likely to be disappointed.
Through the Mist
Lord Robert Vansittart took the measure of Germany in the 20th century before most of his peers. His writings may foreshadow the dangers of Russia in the 21st.
The Iceberg Cometh
It’s a new convergence of the twain: The iceberg of anti-globalism approaches the ship of Western democracy.
The Mists of Scorsese’s Silence
The auteur’s latest offering, decades in the making, provides a meditative look at adventure, faith, cultural clashes, and redemption.
The Pacific Power
Michael Green’s By More Than Providence is an insightful study—combining theory, history, and experience—of American grand strategy in Asia. It’s also a practical guide for extending American influence and power in the region.